The Money Report
The Destruction of Money: Who Does It, Why, When, and How? REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

The Destruction of Money: Who Does It, Why, When, and How?

That cash in your wallet won't last forever, so what happens to it when it needs to be replaced?

A Day in the Life of the American Woman's Wallet riebart/flickr

A Day in the Life of the American Woman's Wallet

What's a typical day in the life of a twentysomething woman worth to the economy? Hundreds of billions of dollars.

The Economic Impact of a Federal Government Shutdown Jim Young/Reuters

The Economic Impact of a Federal Government Shutdown

Will the U.S. recovery be jeopardized if Republicans and Democrats don't agree on a budget by Friday?

How the American Man Spends Money moacirpdsp/flickr

How the American Man Spends Money

How do Americans actually spend their money on the products, large and small, that constitute what we've come to consider a typical day?

Paul Ryan's Budget: The Atlantic's Official Guide white house/flickr

Paul Ryan's Budget: The Atlantic's Official Guide

A quick guide to the story and ongoing coverage from The Atlantic and National Journal

The Art of Bubbles: How Sotheby's Predicts the World Economy WikimediaCommons

The Art of Bubbles: How Sotheby's Predicts the World Economy

China is leaving the world in a trail of dust at the auction houses. But are record-setting auction bids a leading indicator of economic collapse?

How to Start Your Own Private Currency pbarnhard/Flickr

How to Start Your Own Private Currency

It's not as complicated as it sounds. You can "back" it with gold, or mimic an I.O.U. for one hour's worth of work. All you need is a system other people can understand and, most importantly, trust.

America's 10 Most Fraud-Ridden States Wikimedia Commons

America's 10 Most Fraud-Ridden States

From identity theft to financial misdeeds, these locations are havens for fraudsters swindling unsuspecting citizens

America's Fastest-Dying Business? It's Mobile Homes Wikimedia Commons

America's Fastest-Dying Business? It's Mobile Homes

At the center of a perfect storm of boomer burnout, a brutal recession, and a rapidly changing industry, the mobile home retail market could be the worst industry in America. Here's why.

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