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'Genies' head to Salt Lake City to grow family tree

Sam Harnett | Jul 17, 2013
Salt Lake City has become the genealogical capital of the world, and it's all because of Mormonism.
Posted In: genealogy, mormonism, Utah
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Why does it cost the poor so much to borrow?

Mitchell Hartman | Jun 27, 2013
Interest rates banks pay the Fed, and middle- and upper-income consumers pay the banks, are incredibly low. But that's not trickling down to borrowers at the bottom.
Posted In: interest rates
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As labor dispute rolls along, BART workers keep working

Krissy Clark | Aug 27, 2013
BART employees and management are in the midst of a 60-day cooling-off period, but with little progress reported so far, another strike could be coming.
Posted In: BART, Labor Unions
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What people in Midtown think about Whole Foods-Detroit

John Ketchum | Jun 5, 2013
Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.
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Matt Damon, 'Elysium' and White Flight

Lizzie O'Leary | Aug 9, 2013
Don't go see "Elysium" without expecting a cinematic lesson in income inequality, racism and global poverty.
Posted In: film
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The best safety net? One man says, the smaller the better

Krissy Clark | Aug 5, 2013
In our series of safety net confessionals, the story of a man who says hard work and sacrifice were the safest nets for him.
Posted In: safety net
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Why great companies aren't so great online

Lizzie O'Leary | Apr 18, 2014
Jason Seiden, CEO of Ajax Workforce Marketing, says companies aren't marketing themselves well online.
Posted In: workplace culture
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Cutting government waste by crunching the numbers

Sarah McCammon | Jul 29, 2013
What if you could apply the same techniques to government spending that investment advisers use to pick stocks? A Pew-MacArthur report looks at how states are using cost-benefit analysis.
Posted In: Iowa, public policy
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A 'threat' to broadcast TV heads to D.C.

David Gura | Apr 18, 2014
The case hinges on what constitutes a public broadcast versus a private one.
Posted In: Aereo, fcc
Energy Secretary Bodman Opens Solar Power System On Energy Dept. Build
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Solar grows, with government help

Dan Weissmann | Apr 18, 2014
Despite some failures, solar is growing into a big industry.
Posted In: solar power

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