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Facebook privacy issues: Not the only reason I'm 'unfriending' you

Feb 15, 2013
Commentator Julia Angwin says erosion of privacy on Facebook left her little choice.
Posted In: Facebook, social media
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Infrastructure should have its own budget

Feb 13, 2013
Spending on infrastructure and education can help fuel future growth.
Posted In: State of the Union, infrastructure, Education, government spending
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The mojo of a 'man purse'

Feb 8, 2013
Most guys, when they go shopping, stuff their wallets and keys in their pockets. Maybe a cellphone. But sometimes you need more than your pockets. Commentator Scott Huler has a suggestion -- a man bag.
Posted In: accessories, men
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Family members as property

Feb 7, 2013
Commentator Afi-Odelia Scruggs contemplates her great-great-grandfather as someone's 'personal property.'
Posted In: slavery
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The pledge of a middle manager

Jan 31, 2013
What one commentator imagines corporate middle managers say to themselves in the mirror.
Posted In: workplace, humor
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It still pays to own a home

Jan 25, 2013
Many young people say they have no interest in ever owning a home. So these days, more and more people are renting. But commentator Chris Farrell says buying is still a better option for all concerned.
Posted In: Housing, rent, rent vs. buy, buying a home
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Baby Boomers compete for bucket list victories

Jan 18, 2013
Commentator Judy Muller takes a look at the economics of creating a bucket list for the baby boomer generation.
Posted In: baby boomers, Senior moment, senior citizens
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The digital age has changed what it means to 'search'

Jan 15, 2013
As more sites look to monetize web search functions, a commentator questions what it means 'to search.'
Posted In: Google, search, Internet
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Romanticizing poverty and learning financial independence

Jan 11, 2013
When money is tight, people are all too aware of every cent. Commentator Kristin Wong grew up this way and she says it's shaped both how she thinks about money and how she thinks about herself.
Posted In: poverty
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Robert Reich: Why we should break up the banks

Jan 9, 2013
Commentator Robert Reich offers his suggestion for this year's biggest bipartisan economic initiative: Breaking up Wall Street's biggest banks.
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail

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