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  1. This Is the Way Ben Bernanke EndsNot with a bang, but a taper.
  2. The 5 Biggest Myths About Shopping on Black FridayThe deal-seeker’s paradise isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
  3. The Complete Guide to Discussing the Economy at Thanksgiving DinnerYellen and NASDAQ and stocks, oh my!
  4. In the New Economy, Everyone Is an Indentured TaskRabbitThe future of work is bleaker than we expected.
  5. Welcome to the Humanist Federal Reserve, Led by Janet YellenA Yellen-led Fed would put down the theory and listen.
  6. 7 Ways the Government Shutdown Will Affect the EconomyThe shutdown’s effects could be long-term even if the shutdown itself is short.
  7. more stimulus
    Report: Porn Industry Shutdown Bad for EconomyThe movie industry lost 6 percent of its total jobs.
  8. The Fed Chairmanship Race Is a Bad Romantic ComedyPresident Obama has to choose between the charismatic jerk and the quiet hero.
  9. The U.K.’s Porn Purge Is a Fascinating Behavioral Economics ExperimentDavid Cameron is trying to nudge porn out of kids’ hands.
  10. Washington, D.C., Won Its Fight With WalmartThe district’s politicians sacrificed jobs for local values. Good for them.
  11. The Fed Is Having a 1936 MomentIt can’t communicate with Wall Street.
  12. $1.2 Million in Federal Reserve–Bound Cash Stolen From JFK PlaneQuite the stimulus. 
  13. fed up
    Why Did the Stock Market Fall Today?The eternal question.
  14. Ben Bernanke Is Wall Street’s Security BlanketHis job has become reassuring the market.
  15. The People of Venezuela Are in Dire Need of Toilet PaperOn the plus side, they have plenty of phone books.
  16. the bitcoin economy
    Can Bitcoin Be Saved?Or is it too late?
  17. Maybe the Deficit Doesn’t Need a Grand BargainThe CBO’s new deficit projections look better than expected.
  18. The Economic Recovery Is For RealAn unambiguously great jobs report.
  19. How the Mainstream Media Broke Up With AusterityIt’s been a gradual process.
  20. farmer fraud
    What Should the Government Do About Farmer Fraud?Do you end a good program, just because it’s being taken advantage of?
  21. Meet the 28-Year-Old Grad Student Who Just Shook the Global Austerity MovementThomas Herndon is definitely getting an A this semester.
  22. tax day
    Tax Experts and Economists Procrastinate on Their Taxes, TooYou’re not alone.
  23. Margaret Thatcher Was Right About the Euro, But for the Wrong ReasonsShe thought a currency union would give way to a federal Europe.
  24. Locavores
    The Local Food Movement Is Hurting FarmersThe dark side of fresh vegetables.
  25. The Absolute Moron’s Guide to What’s Happening in CyprusA beginner’s Q&A guide to the crisis that is sparking fears of a global financial panic.
  26. Final Jobs Report of 2012 Comes With No SurprisesThe economy added 155,000 jobs, and unemployment is at 7.8 percent.
  27. Hurricane Sandy Can’t Keep November’s Jobs Report DownThe economy added 146,000 jobs last month, despite the storm.
  28. Stanford Was Feeling a Little Cocky About Its Nobel Prize ChancesLuckily, it was right.
  29. What Do People on Main Street Think About Wall Street?I road-tripped to six states to find out.
  30. Mediavore
    Upstate PA Waitress Could be the State’s Most Efficient Thief; ‘Bitch’Plus: Get ready for trendy grilled cheese vegetable desserts in the New Year; and could too many free breadstick refills be the cause of Olive Garden’s financial woes, all in our morning news roundup.
  31. Mediavore
    Garden State Overrun With Wild Turkeys; Canned Green Beans Are Loaded With BPAPlus: For the fourth Thanksgiving since the economy tanked, families scale back; and everything you ever wanted to know about the history of turkeys, all in our morning news roundup.
  32. Warren Buffett Paid Just $7 Million in Taxes Last YearHe gave Congress the numbers.
  33. The Obama Administration Values Human Life More Than the Bush Administration DidWe have the numbers to prove it.