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Spud spat

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What's with all the tiny soda cans? And other grocery store mysteries, solved.

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Oil gluts, Russian bucks, and Starbucks

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Is Google search getting worse?

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Is the 'border crisis' actually a 'labor market crisis?'

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One expert says the Federal Reserve is at its best when it's sending out a signal, light a lighthouse. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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The junkyard economist

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