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If Congress manages to pass the newly-reached bipartisan budget deal, it will mark something of a change. At long last, the government will have finally managed to get out of its own way and stop being a drag on the U.S. economy. One analyst calls such a turn of events "hard to believe." On the other side of the Atlantic, Denmark – yes, Denmark – is staking its claim to the sea surrounding the North Pole, raising tensions among the countries with a stake in the opening of Arctic seas to oil exploration. And finally, Samsung can put a kill switch in its phones, but carriers won’t let customers activate it.

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Philanthropy's edge: Innovation and a long time horizon

Dec 10, 2013
Philanthropists say they can take risks that government just can't -- which helps them tackle the root causes of big problems.
President of The Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin speaks onstage at the United Nations Every Woman Every Child Dinner 2012 on September 25, 2012 in New York, United States. 
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Budget deal provides some certainty. But what does that mean?

Dec 11, 2013
At long last, the government will have finally managed to get out of its own way and stop being a drag on the U.S. economy.

Oil and the race for the North Pole

Dec 11, 2013
Denmark and other countries are staking claims to the sea surrounding the North Pole, with an eye to oil exploration.

With Healthcare.gov, phones finally begin ringing at small insurers

Dec 11, 2013
Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.

Don't use these three words on your resume

Dec 11, 2013
Hire me: I'm a responsible and creative strategizer!

Not every print magazine is dying. Here's one that's 100 years old.

Dec 11, 2013
The magazine is going strong, even though it's subject isn't what it once was in this country.

Why are cell phone carriers rejecting the 'kill switch'?

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Dec 11, 2013
The 'kill switch' is an anti-theft technology designed for cell phones. But not everyone is on board. Now the Attorney General of New York wants to know why.

Steel manufacturing going strong

Dec 11, 2013
Steel industry is picking up post-government shutdown.

If Congress manages to pass the newly-reached bipartisan budget deal, it will mark something of a change. At long last, the government will have finally managed to get out of its own way and stop being a drag on the U.S. economy. One analyst calls such a turn of events “hard to believe.” On the other side of the Atlantic, Denmark – yes, Denmark – is staking its claim to the sea surrounding the North Pole, raising tensions among the countries with a stake in the opening of Arctic seas to oil exploration. And finally, Samsung can put a kill switch in its phones, but carriers won’t let customers activate it.

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