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What’s in Your Tech Wallet?
56% of American adults own smartphones, and 34% of all cellphone Internet users go online mostly using their phones. We use our phones to get directions, send emails, and listen to music, to tweet, and take photos. So why not use them to pay for dinner? Mobile payment is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and abroad. U.S. citizens will shell out about $37 billion in payments over their phones in 2013—but that number is rapidly growing. Global mobile payments are now projected to breach $1.3 trillion
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And you thought the Yo app was goofy
There are more goofy, silly and absurd apps than ever, as anyone with a bad idea can turn to fundraising sites like Kickstarter to pump themselves up.
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More Americans losing confidence in government
Yahoo Finance's Rick Newman and Lauren Lyster talk about a new Gallup poll that finds that Americans are losing confidence in all branches of government.
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Facebook's social experiment sparks outcry
Yahoo Finance's Lauren Lyster and Rick Newman discuss Facebook's decision to manipulate the news feeds of over half a million users to study emotions.
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Think college is out of reach now? Just wait.
The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task talks with Jen Wang of Young Invincibles about the impact.
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What investors should watch next week
The Yahoo Finance team talks about the big events that could move markets next week.
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Double the wealth gap? Double the pleasure (for heirs): The Excess Files
The upside of an expanding wealth gap is there's more money for the haves to leave to their kids when they go to that great country club in the sky. Gregory Mankiw says that's a good thing -- for all of us.
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This needs to happen for a real housing recovery
Yahoo Finance's Rick Newman interviews Dan McCue of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
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The rise and fall of the shopping mall
One of the most iconic pieces of Americana, the shopping mall, isn’t really American at all. In fact the first mall was created by an Austrian refugee to resemble downtown Vienna.
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Is China's economy booming or about to burst?
The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task interviews Dan Gross about China's economy.