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Wood is loaded onto a truck in October at a wood market east of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the border with Uganda.

Can the Democratic Republic of Congo rebound?

Dec 8, 2014
Over the past few decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been hit hard by war, currency instability and corruption.
Posted In: Congo, Africa, development

York & Fig: How Highland Park has changed, in 6 charts and maps

Dec 5, 2014
A look at Highland Park, California's demographic shift.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park
Matt and Anya Schodorf own Café de Leche, which opened in 2008  in Highland Park, California.

York & Fig: The business of gentrification

Dec 4, 2014
In many gentrifying neighborhoods, the story of how the change got started often involves a cute little café/
Posted In: gentrification, highland park

Farmers chafe at Tennessee's hemp regulations

Dec 4, 2014
Farmers are stoked about reviving an age-old crop. But they don't like the rules.
Paul Downer in his home on Meridian Street.

York & Fig: The House on Meridian Street

Dec 3, 2014
When a neighborhood gentrifies, there can be a kind of culture clash between the old residents and the new. We examine this dynamic by speaking to past and present residents of a house on Meridian Street.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park

93-year-old doc is not afraid of Ebola

Dec 1, 2014
Lowell Gess and his wife spent 20 years in Sierra Leone. Now, he's headed back.
Posted In: Ebola, Ebola training

Market forces catch up to OPEC

Nov 26, 2014
Changes in global supply and demand have weakened OPEC's influence in the market.
Posted In: crude oil, OPEC, oil price

Highland Park homes: Changing face of real estate

Nov 25, 2014
"Hipster Flipper" Steven Jones of Better Shelter has bought, renovated and sold dozens of homes in the Highland Park area.
Posted In: gentrification
One of China's approximately 300 million smokers sits in Tiananmen Square in Beijing in January 2013.

China's smoking ban distracts from a larger issue

Nov 25, 2014
A Stanford anthropologist calls the ban a "sideshow" and points out that the country is a "superpower" of cigarette production.
Posted In: tobacco, smoking, cigarettes, China
 Gas prices reflecting the recent downward trend are displayed Oct. 27 at an Arco station in Mill Valley, Calif. While falling oil prices lead to lower gas prices, cheaper oil also has negative economic consequences.

The hidden dangers of low oil prices

Nov 24, 2014
Whole states lose out, and, also, global warming.
Posted In: oil prices, cheap oil, middle east, Economy

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