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Andrew Van Dam covers data and economics. He previously did similar work for the Wall Street Journal, and dissimilar work for the Boston Globe and the Idaho Press-Tribune.
A real-time happiness-monitoring app found that fans' unhappiness after a loss outweighed their happiness after a win by a factor of two
One chart that shows what has kept prices down, and why Trump's trade war will change that
In order to measure just how divided American culture has become, economists built an algorithm that predicts somebody's income, education, gender and race based on his or her attitudes and habits.
The most controversial element of a front-page story on a truck-driver shortage wasn't the shortage itself, but the anecdote of an 87-year-old aspiring truck driver. How common is his story? We looked at the data.
America’s unemployed and at-risk workers get very little support from the government, and their employed peers are set back by a weak collective-bargaining system.
Every day, new indicators of economic decline emerge. But upon careful examination, their dire warnings don't look so dire. At least for now.
The number of children being held by the government grew by about 62 per day since May.
When countries compete for skilled immigrants, the U.S. usually wins. Why?
Average wages for a group that includes about four-fifths of U.S. workers declined from last year.