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Four million people came to London to see a work of public art

London’s poppies prove the value of public art

Nov 11, 2014
Millions went to London to see an art exhibit. It's free, and it made a profit.
Posted In: veterans, London

U.S. leaves other big world economies behind

Nov 10, 2014
There are pros and cons, for an economy outshining competitors in growth and jobs.
Posted In: global economy, G7
United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and President Barack Obama cover their hearts during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner during Gates' Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at the Pentagon June 30, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.

Robert Gates: 'We have to be more engaged' in Iraq

Nov 7, 2014
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on why ground forces should stay small.
Posted In: Iraq, Robert Gates, isis

A losing battle: Veterans unable to correct mistakes in records

Nov 6, 2014
Veterans say the Army 's system for correcting records is stacked against them.
Posted In: military, investigation, accountability

Trade Deficits aren't good or bad, just weird

Nov 5, 2014
The hidden side of trade deficits.
Posted In: trade deficit, global economics

Why has pumpkin dominated the food market?

Oct 31, 2014
From coffee to croissants, pumpkin is everywhere.

The economy as seen through political ads

Oct 31, 2014
Incumbents of both parties have to defend their handling of the local economy.

The numbers for October 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Hurricane Sandy was a "secret disaster" for the Red Cross. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: red cross, Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, Taco Bell
Mexican Peso coins are arranged for a photograph with a piggy bank in Mexico City, Mexico.

Some of oldest banks in the world, then and now

Oct 29, 2014
As the ECB's latest "stress test" shows, not all are in the greatest of health.
Posted In: Banks, history, stress tests

A holiday rush at ports piles up cargo

Oct 28, 2014
The bottleneck could delay shipments with a strict yuletide deadline.

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