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The Hair Index: What Your Cut Says About the Economy

The oracles who read economic tea leaves have a host of conventional forecasting tools, but housing starts and job growth figures can only tell you so much. To cut through the haze of data, sometimes it takes an unconventional indicator -- for example, the Hair Index.

The Real Wall Street: The Financial District's Physical Legacy

The term "Wall Street" has become so much a metaphor for the financial world that it's easy to forget it's a real place, too. But a new exhibit at New York's Skyscraper Museum aims to show us what an architectural treasure we have in that half-mile stretch of lower Manhattan.