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Features by Rowan Moore Gerety

Syria weighs on economic focus of G-20 summit

The meeting of the world's top 20 economies has a broad agenda for addressing global economic concerns, but Syria looms as a point of tension between the U.S. and Russia, the conference's host.
Posted In: G20, global economics, syria, Putin

'Heart Check' healthy soups really aren't that healthy

Campbell's is the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging its "Heart Check" soups mislead consumers.
Posted In: Food, class action lawsuits

Giving tenants a fighting chance against evictions

A pilot program in California is testing the idea that providing free counsel to poor tenants could actually save taxpayers money.
Posted In: Housing, legal aid

Sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing

Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.
Posted In: section 8 housing, sequester, public housing

Con artists take advantage of vacant homes in limbo

More than 5 million homes have been lost to foreclosure since 2006. That's a lot of real estate, and con artists are determined to put it to good use.
Posted In: Housing, rent, scams, foreclosures

Missions to Mars may be out of reach as funds fade

Funding to study our solar system will be cut by 20 percent. That's leaving some space programs in limbo.
Posted In: space exploration, NASA, mars

Ebony woodcarvers learn to craft machine parts

In Mozambique, it's hard to find spare parts for today's technology. So artists use African blackwood to fix everything from espresso makers to cars.

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