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The private empire of ExxonMobil

May 1, 2012
A new book explores the leadership in the mega oil company, and how it affected its image in the global economy and its views on climate change.
Posted In: ExxonMobil, Oil

What really sank the Titanic

Apr 13, 2012
It wasn't just the iceberg. A new book explores all the different circumstances that led to the demise of the ship, including the ship's wrought iron rivets.
Posted In: titanic

The art (and business) of charisma

Apr 13, 2012
Olivia Fox Cabane, charisma coach and author of the book, "The Charisma Myth," offers a charisma assessment.
Posted In: charisma, bill gates, steve jobs

Demystifying the national debt

Apr 10, 2012
The U.S. national debt -- currently clocked at $15.6 trillion -- is a major issue that'll shape the election this fall. But where did it come from and what does it mean for individual Americans? A new book uncovers the numbers.
Posted In: debt

House lust

Apr 6, 2012
Tess interviews "Norumbega Park" author Anthony Giardina about the place that the house occupies in the American dream.
Posted In: Books, homeownership

How governments failed the global economy

Mar 19, 2012
Our financial troubles here and abroad stem from a confluence of causes. But if governments can do anything to fix our economic situation, shouldn't they have already?
Posted In: global economy, global economics

Rethinking the humble parking lot

Mar 14, 2012
MIT professor Eran Ben-Joseph has a minor obsession: Parking lots. He wants to design and use them better.
Posted In: parking lot, design

What does Putin want out of Russia?

Mar 8, 2012
Moscow journalist Masha Gessen discusses the reelection of Vladimir Putin and what it means for the people of Russia.
Posted In: Vladimir Putin, soviet union, Russia

Recognizing and addressing the problems of steep rent

Mar 6, 2012
The cost of rent in cities like L.A. or New York stands in the way of many people earning higher wages. Author Matthew Yglesias says the issue could be solved if cities loosen building regulations.
Posted In: rent, affordable housing, Housing

The journey from farm to the dinner table

Feb 21, 2012
In her new book, journalist Tracie MacMillan explores the various ways that Americans grow, buy, sell and eat their food.
Posted In: Food, Agriculture, Walmart, produce

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