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Family-firm succession is alive and well. But is it good for profits? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner takes a look at why it happens -- and why it doesn't happen so much in the U.S.
TV ownership in the U.S. has fallen for the first time in 20 years due to poverty and the Internet. The young and restless watch TV online.
The Treasury Secretary can postpone the day of reckoning until August 2. Congress created the debt ceiling, but that ceiling has little to do with bigger issues like spending and taxation.
The Army Corps of Engineers' move to blow up an agricultural levee saves Cairo, Ill., from flooding, but inundates prime growing land in Missouri, costing farmers hundreds of millions in losses.
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