Special Report

Normal

The year in reset expectations

  • The New Normal Is So Normal

    Today's malaise has much in common with slumps past. Still, certain developments—from streaming video to free shipping—give it a distinct flavor

  • Slide Show: The New Normal

    Some of the things that became our notion of the "new normal" throughout 2010

  • Obama and the Town Hall (.pdf)

    The subject was the economy. The setting was Obama's Sept. 20 town-hall meeting in Washington, D.C. The comment by Velma Hart started amicably and ended with a plea

  • Reset (.pdf)

    What's up? What's down? To find out, we set a number of indicators to zero—"normalizing" them—to show how they fared in 2010

  • The Big Heat (.pdf)

    2010 was the hottest year on record, according to NASA, which uses data going back 131 years. Perhaps more critical to statisticians, it was yet another scorcher in the 2001-10 decade, the warmest 10 years on record

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