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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.
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech at last year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Resurgent U.S. economy to star at global summit

Scott Tong | Jan 19, 2015
Is U.S. "the single engine" driving world economy or winning a "least ugly contest"?

So, who's behind the online black market Silk Road?

Ben Johnson and Aparna Alluri | Jan 19, 2015
Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind, claims he was set up.
Posted In: bitcoin, Mt. Gox, Silk Road

Addressing the obstacles facing female CEOs

David Brancaccio | Jan 19, 2015
CEO Jules Pieri says women shouldn't think outside the box, they should create it.
A construction crane hangs off of the side of the luxury high-rise One57  in New York City.

When owning an apartment means paying $13,000 a foot

Tony Wagner and Tobin Low | Jan 19, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Monday.