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Argentina's Stock Exchange Is Down After World Cup Loss

And Germany's stock exchanged closed up. Coincidence?

For Germany and Argentina, a World Cup Loss Could Mean a Stock-Market Dive

Losing a major soccer game hurts the self-esteem of a nation so much that it affects investor moods.

American Kids Are Really Bad at Handling Money

A new report shows U.S. teenagers falling behind peers in China—and raises concerns about their financial futures.

The Number of Breweries May Be Up, But Beer Consumption Is Still Down

Breweries more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite the trend away from beer. The answer: craft beer.

The 5 Best and Worst Cities for Small Businesses, According to Small-Business Owners

In a new survey that rates 82 cities in 38 states, Colorado Springs is on top, while Sacramento is at the bottom.

Your Retirement Years Will Not Look Like a 'Golden Girls' Episode

Americans will live longer and need much more saved wealth in order to truly retire. Most of us are utterly unprepared.

Working Full-Time, but Still Relying on Mom and Dad for Support

Nearly half of college graduates in a University of Arizona study rely on parents for financial support, even when working full-time.

What Is the Craziest Thing You've Done for Money?

Ever been used for a science experiment? Or clean a boat full of razor blades?

Hey, Companies: People Aren’t Paying Attention to Your Facebook Pages

Very few Americans, across generational lines, say that social media affects their purchasing decisions.

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Argentina's Stock Exchange Is Down After World Cup Loss

And Germany's stock exchanged closed up. Coincidence?

For Germany and Argentina, a World Cup Loss Could Mean a Stock-Market Dive

Losing a major soccer game hurts the self-esteem of a nation so much that it affects investor moods.

American Kids Are Really Bad at Handling Money

A new report shows U.S. teenagers falling behind peers in China—and raises concerns about their financial futures.

The Number of Breweries May Be Up, But Beer Consumption Is Still Down

Breweries more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite the trend away from beer. The answer: craft beer.

The 5 Best and Worst Cities for Small Businesses, According to Small-Business Owners

In a new survey that rates 82 cities in 38 states, Colorado Springs is on top, while Sacramento is at the bottom.

Your Retirement Years Will Not Look Like a 'Golden Girls' Episode

Americans will live longer and need much more saved wealth in order to truly retire. Most of us are utterly unprepared.

Working Full-Time, but Still Relying on Mom and Dad for Support

Nearly half of college graduates in a University of Arizona study rely on parents for financial support, even when working full-time.

What Is the Craziest Thing You've Done for Money?

Ever been used for a science experiment? Or clean a boat full of razor blades?

Hey, Companies: People Aren’t Paying Attention to Your Facebook Pages

Very few Americans, across generational lines, say that social media affects their purchasing decisions.

Show More
 
About The Next Economy

The Great Recession upended expectations about economic security in the United States, and it changed the way we work and live. The Next Economy project asks: How are Americans adapting to the new economy? This joint initiative from the Atlantic and National Journal will use polls, an annual special issue, national and local events with thought leaders and this site to answer that question.