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The U.S. is spending less on infrastructure today than it did before the 2008 financial crisis, what that means for global competition; what some Greeks think about the possibility of Great Britain leaving the EU; and what's standing in the way…

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Women are spending months researching their next purse

Jun 20, 2016
Four in 10 women started thinking about their most recent handbag purchase more than a month in advance.
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Game of groans for HBO: Why streaming still fails

Jun 20, 2016
Even when they're expected, too many viewers can bring down a streaming site
"Game of Thrones" villain, Ramsey Bolton in the latest episode.  
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Does creating the U.S.'s biggest insurer help patients?

Jun 20, 2016
Anthem and Cigna are already two of the five biggest health insurers
Insurance giant Anthem is in the process of acquiring Cigna for $48 billion. 
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Greece, having avoided Grexit, ponders Brexit

Jun 20, 2016
Greece, once the likeliest candidate for an EU exit, has mixed feelings on Brexit.
Greece avoided a Grexit in 2015.
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Why it's still difficult for hospitals to share patient data

Jun 20, 2016
The infrastructure to deliver on the promise of information sharing is there, but business interests don't always align.
Sharing data seems like a given when it comes to patient care, but it's not always so easy. 
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Food riots and ransacking break out as Venezuelans voice anger

Jun 20, 2016
The country’s reeling economy has led many to go hungry
A woman with a sign reading 'We starve' protests against new emergency powers decreed this week by President Nicolas Maduro in front of a line of riot policemen in Caracas on May 18, 2016. Public outrage was expected to spill onto the streets of Venezuela Wednesday, with planned nationwide protests marking a new low point in Maduro's unpopular rule. 
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U.S. lags in infrastructure spending

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Jun 20, 2016
Because of politics, China spends almost twice as much
A D.C. metro derailment in 2009.
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You can sue Starbucks if your latte is underfilled

Jun 20, 2016
Too much foam? Not enough liquid? Judge says its okay to sue.

The U.S. is spending less on infrastructure today than it did before the 2008 financial crisis, what that means for global competition; what some Greeks think about the possibility of Great Britain leaving the EU; and what’s standing in the way of doctors sharing patient data.