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Chinese laborers repair an oil pumping unit at an oilfield on the outskirts of Hejian city, Hebei province, China.

Disappointing economic growth in China

Tony Wagner and Tobin Low | Jan 20, 2015
The numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
A snowplow in Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Want to track a snowplow? There's an app for that.

David Gura | Jan 19, 2015
Data delivered via smartphone can show skeptics that snowplow drivers are doing their jobs. Or not.
Posted In: app, snow plow, winter
A McDonald's drive-through worker hands an order to a customer in San Francisco.

The rich get richer, with no end in sight

Noel King | Jan 19, 2015
The wealthiest 1% of people may soon control more than 50% of the world's wealth.
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech last year.

How Obama plans to tax the biggest banks

Stan Alcorn | Jan 19, 2015
Obama plans to raise millions by upping taxes on the rich and going after banks.
A patient prepares to undergo an MRI.

Momentum builds to repeal medical device tax

Dan Gorenstein | Jan 19, 2015
An army of well-funded lobbyists rallies to end a $3 billion-a-year tax.
Biya Lhid and the Moroccan Hanbel she made.

Anou, the accessible Etsy of Morocco

Alex Schmidt | Jan 19, 2015
New website launched in Morocco helps rural artisans set their wares.
Posted In: anou, artisans, crafts, Etsy, Morocco
Visitors at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

The daily rituals of creative people

David Gura | Jan 19, 2015
Mason Currey writes about the lifestyle patterns of 161 creative minds.
The scene at the opening of the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

PODCAST: The World Economic Forum

David Brancaccio | Jan 19, 2015
The World Economic Forum convenes, obstacles facing female CEOs, and practice cyber wars.
An official from oil-and-gas producer Encana Corp shows off a handful of sand at a fracking site in Colorado.

States play catch-up with sand mining

Dan Weissmann | Jan 19, 2015
In Wisconsin, sand mines go uninspected, fines are modest and some rules have lapsed.
Posted In: fracking, sand, Wisconsin
Workers remove a billboard banner for "The Interview" in mid-December in Hollywood, California.

Growth industry: Preparing for a cyber attack

Nova Safo | Jan 19, 2015
Global spending on information security is expected to reach $77 billion this year.

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