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Does this mean war

09 March 2018

Nearly a century ago, two US congressmen, Senator Reed Smoot and Representative Willis Hawley, sponsored a bill to protect American workers by raising tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods. Passage of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Act sparked tit-for-tat measures worldwide. Over the next five years, as global trade flows plummeted by 66%, America spiraled deeper and deeper into the Great Depression.

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Spinning profit

28 July 2017

Just a few months ago, hardly anyone had heard of a “fidget spinner,” a three-pronged toy originally marketed as a stress-reliever, particularly for children suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Prospecting in space

04 May 2017

Who would have imagined that the value of just one asteroid could be in the countless trillions of dollars?

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Lost in Translation

25 April 2017

Star Trek’s “universal translator” is no longer science fiction.

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Best in Show

21 March 2017

There truly seems to be no end to the lengths we will go – and amounts we will spend – on our pets.

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