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A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown. Also, the George Washington University has basically been fibbing about its admissions policy, saying it is "need blind," when in fact, students are admitted based, in part, on their ability to pay. Finally, Yahoo just hired David Pogue from the New York Times and appears once again to be taking the plunge into original content. But Yahoo has trodden this route several times before, and struggled before.

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Better late than never: Government jobs report

Oct 22, 2013
A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown.

Yahoo, David Pogue, and the fight to make original content pay

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Oct 22, 2013
Yahoo just hired David Pogue from the New York Times and appears once again to be taking the plunge into original content.

Eldest children are smarter, more successful: Study

Oct 22, 2013
A new study claims that eldest children are the smartest and highest achieving in families because parents are able to spend the most time with them.

How free lunches pay off for schools

Oct 22, 2013
Roughly half of public school children today qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number drives billions of dollars in other benefits for schools. But critics say the program is prone to error and fraud.

Lawrence Klein, 93, pioneer of economic forecasting

Oct 22, 2013
Economist Lawrence Klein predicted that the U.S. economy would roar back after World War II.

Some colleges waitlist students who can't afford tuition

Oct 22, 2013
George Washington University is changing how it describes its admissions policy - and admitting it does wait-list some students in part because of inability to pay tuition.

Six months after factory collapse in Bangladesh

Oct 22, 2013
Many people in Bangladesh want to see a change to building code and safety regulations

A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown. Also, the George Washington University has basically been fibbing about its admissions policy, saying it is “need blind,” when in fact, students are admitted based, in part, on their ability to pay. Finally, Yahoo just hired David Pogue from the New York Times and appears once again to be taking the plunge into original content. But Yahoo has trodden this route several times before, and struggled before.