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28th November 1945: German refugees after the end of WW II in Europe pass through Hamburg during a snowstorm, dragging carts piled high with their belongings.

The global refugee crisis is the worst since WWII

Sep 3, 2015
Only 1 percent of refugees worldwide end up formally resettled.
Posted In: refugees, Europe, World War II, migrants

Socioeconomic status could be affecting childrens' brains

Sep 3, 2015
A large-scale study shows a link between parental income and a child's brain size.
Posted In: socioeconomic factors, brain development, Wage gap

F is for flunk

Sep 3, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.

Converting a phosphate mine to golf course resort

Sep 2, 2015
There was certainly once a hole in one golf course.
Posted In: vacation, Golf, mining
Walmart announces it will raise wages for some 500,000 employees.

Wal-Mart's goal: Reinvention

Sep 2, 2015
Customers don’t like waiting, and the country's largest retailer knows it.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, Walmart

Lego in space

Sep 2, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

The recession changed how we shop

Sep 1, 2015
Retailers must deal with frugal customers who grab deals and dash.
Posted In: coupons, frugality, discounts
Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

iOriginal iProgramming

Sep 1, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
Robert Randolph and Devon Allman (right) perform during All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman at The Fox Theatre on January 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. This summer, Allman has been on tour for his new album, "Ragged & Dirty."

I've Always Wondered: 'The Travellin' Band'

Aug 31, 2015
How do bands decide which cities to play and which to pass on tour?
Posted In: musicians, tour, band

They're a hot investment, but are ETFs safe?

Aug 31, 2015
The infrastructure behind these funds may not be keeping up with their growth.
Posted In: ETFs, Investing, markets; stocks; trading