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Is the industrial Midwest gone forever?

Jun 18, 2013
The Midwest was once the industrial heartland of America -- in many towns, local businesses and high schools were completely integrated into the industrial life of the region.
Posted In: midwest, Michigan, auto industry

Sleepless in...Hollywood and the rise of the franchise

Jun 12, 2013
"Sleepless in Seattle" producer Lynda Obst explains why studios can't stop making sequels.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment

A look inside the secret home for central bankers

Jun 5, 2013
A nondescript office building in Basel, Switzerland, houses one of the most powerful commercial banks in the world. But only central bankers are allowed to pass.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, bank

Preserving fertility for the low price of $50,000

May 23, 2013
For one woman, $50,000 on a new technology to freeze her eggs was worth the expense.
Posted In: women, family, families

A 21st century Thoreau on living debt-free

May 14, 2013
Ken Ilgunas spent two years obsessively paying off the $32,000 he owed on his student loans. And when he decided to go back to school for a graduate degree, he figured out a way to come out the other side debt-free.
Posted In: student debt, frugality

Addiction might be a click closer than you think

May 7, 2013
There's a fine line that separates addicts from the rest of us, a new book argues. It's not just booze and cocaine you should be worried about, but Twitter and cakes.
Posted In: addiction

Turning the world on with her smile: A look at 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'

May 6, 2013
In her new book, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong takes a look at Mary Richards and the rest of the gang from the WJM newsroom and the real-life people behind the "Mary Tyler Moore Show."
Posted In: Entertainment, television, women, mary tyler moore

Ending foreign oil dependence won't solve all our energy woes, says Michael Levi

May 2, 2013
In his new book "The Power Surge," Michael Levi says ending our dependence on foreign oil won't solve all our energy and economic woes.
Posted In: Oil

Why Mexico is key to American prosperity

Apr 25, 2013
Despite problems with immigration and drug cartels, Mexico is growing a middle class and stable economy. One that benefits the United States.
Posted In: Mexico

Michael Pollan wants you to cook

Apr 23, 2013
In his latest book, Michael Pollan emphasizes economic and health benefits of cooking.
Posted In: cooking, Food, Michael Pollan

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