Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?
The desire to be around similar people is universal, but not all high schools break down into hardened, John Hughes-style clusters and hierarchies. Why not?
Three theories about today's biggest economic mystery: If unemployment is shrinking, why aren't wages growing?
The surprising benefits of taking your 20s to use the labor market as a laboratory, rather than commit to the first company that happens to hire you
Wealth inequality has spiraled out of control for two reasons—middle-class Americans aren't making enough money and they're saving virtually none of it.
Call it a tax break.
Does $300,000 put you in the top 0.1 percent? It does if you're under 31.
Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.
The sudden collapse in gas prices is a mix of good news (energy production is up, all over the world) and bad news (there is no good economic growth story, anywhere).
Blame 35-to-44-year-olds, the true cheapest generation
No law school beats Harvard. No degree beats Petroleum Engineering. And if money is truly your only object, consider grad school in California.
In reality, twice as many Americans believe in witches as are afraid of Ebola. At what point does the media's coverage of the country's "overreaction" to the virus become another overreaction?
The pay-TV package has unraveled more in the last 24 hours than in the previous 24 months.
Making money from people’s aspiration rather than their attention
Cable TV has the money. Internet TV has the momentum. HBO thinks it can have both.
It's just a rich metropolitan area with an unusual number of homeowners.
Are the presidents dumbing down? Or are their speechwriters smartening up?
It's not a monopoly. It's a behemoth fighting for its life in a world of giants.
People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways of thinking.
Frivolous entertainment is taking over news, readers don't know what they want, and native ads really work—just as George Gallup predicted, nearly nine decades ago.