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A decent life, according to the German government

Sep 30, 2010
As Oktoberfest approaches, the German labor department, announced that beer -- a fixture of German society -- is not necessary for living. The...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Stop reading your Facebook at work

Aug 26, 2010
California has passed legislation to set up a new market exchange for health insurance. It could be a model for other states to follow. The boa...

No peeking at Facebook pages

Aug 23, 2010
Imagine a world in which it's illegal for an employer to get info about a job applicant on Facebook.  That's the world Germany might live in.  On...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Retail sales rose in July...

Aug 13, 2010
... Great news if you like higher gas prices. Consumer prices rose, too. Did we mention higher gas prices? Severe school cutbacks will take not...