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Wall Street

Banks' 'living wills' aren't looking so good

Aug 5, 2014
Banks still don't have realistic plans for an "orderly failure."
Posted In: Banks, bankruptcy, Dodd-Frank law, financial reform, FDIC
Scrabble

The Scrabble dictionary is getting an #upgrade

Aug 4, 2014
'Hashtag' is worth 14 points.
Posted In: Scrabble, language, board games, hashtag

Everything in this store is made out of felt

Aug 1, 2014
Because who doesn't need a dose of felt Prozac every now and again?
Kelloggs

Kellogg's has a cereal problem

Jul 31, 2014
Sales in Kellogg's cereal have dropped due to healthier eating habits.
Posted In: cereal, Kellogg's, healthy, Health

Drones have a new celebrity spokesperson

Jul 30, 2014
Martha Stewart loves her little drone.
Posted In: drones, Martha Stewart
Marketplace refrigerator

Our big fat American refrigerators

Jul 29, 2014
American refrigerators are bigger, cost more and they're making us fat.
Posted In: refrigerators, big, China, Europe

Uber ranks drivers... and passengers

Jul 28, 2014
For a second there, passengers could find out how they rated.
Posted In: Uber, ride sharing, app

Want to shop like a pro? Buy generic

Jul 25, 2014
A new study says chefs, pharmacists and other professionals prefer generic goods.
Posted In: generic drugs, cooking, generics

Following movie stars all the way to the theater

Jul 24, 2014
What are you going to see this weekend? Check your timeline.
Posted In: movie theaters, Twitter, movies

GM recall numbers keep going up, up, up

Jul 23, 2014
The automaker recalled another 700,000 vehicles today.
Posted In: General Motors, car recalls, auto industry

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Chinese students consistently wow the rest of the world with their high rankings in international standardized tests. But for those inside China's education system, the results aren't surprising. Chinese students spend much of their K-12 years studying for one test: The national college entrance examinations, commonly known as the gao kao. This week, more than 10 million high school graduates throughout the country will take the three-day test. Our series, "China's Obsession with the Test," will examine how China's test-obsessed culture threatens the country's plans for an innovation-based economy and may stop foreign businesses from recruiting new talent in the Middle Kingdom.