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Rename the sequester: Suggestions

Feb 22, 2013
The Weekly Wrap considers a better way to describe the sequester cuts coming next week.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration
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Can working from home increase productivity?

Aug 22, 2012
Our Freakonomics expert Stephen Dubner says there is evidence that working from home is better for you.
Posted In: Work, home, employment, Health
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Effect of higher taxes on rich is unknown

Nov 22, 2010
The deadline on the decision of extending the Bush tax cuts is looming closer. If extended, the wealthy could continue to save hundreds of thousands of dollars, and some deem that as unfair. But with middle-class Americans only saving about $1,000, it begs the question: can helping the rich help others?
Posted In: Taxes
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Tax cuts bring up issue of widening income gap in U.S.

Nov 15, 2010
As Congress reconvenes today, the biggest issue on the table will be the Bush-era tax cuts, which expire at the end of the year. Who should remain eligible and who should not is coming down to a magic number of $250,000 a year, and that has a lot to do with the U.S.'s widening income gap, reports John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Taxes
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CIA unusually public over need for Arabic, Farsi speakers

Jun 25, 2010
The CIA has been trying a less-secretive approach in order to hire more people fluent in Middle Eastern languages.
Posted In: Jobs
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iPad meets bat, gets destroyed

Apr 6, 2010
A vast majority of the 300,000 iPads sold on Saturday were broken in traditionally. But Pittsburgh high school student Justin Kocott had something...
Posted In: iPad
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Lights, camera, tickets

Feb 17, 2010
The use of cameras to catch speeders and red light runners is a sore subject in many communities. I don't know if it's the desperate economic...
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Reform won't change Wall Street pay

Sep 24, 2009
Lawmakers may try to regulate Wall Street compensation, but commentator Andy Kessler says no amount of meddling is going to fix the pay scales.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Credit card use is ripe for data mining

Jul 1, 2009
These days, credit card companies are taking plastic away from a lot of consumers. To figure out whose credit to cut, companies look at where you live, where you shop, and what you buy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on data profiling.
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The newest bookstore

May 18, 2009
Today, the document-sharing site, Scribd, opens an online ...

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