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Launching a satellite? Watch out for space junk

The amount of debris in space is complicating private satellite launches.
A SpaceX rocket awaits launch in 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Junk bond kings take center stage in a new play

Oct 5, 2017
In Ayad Akhtar's new play "Junk," he tackles the precarious financial world of the 1980s.
Playwright Ayad Akhtar (foreground) and director Doug Hughes (background) in rehearsals for Lincoln Center Theater's JUNK. The new play examines the dark side of Wall Street in the 1980s. 
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Twitter's 'junk' rating is not as stinky as it sounds

Nov 14, 2014
S&P just gave Twitter a BB- rating. So is it time to sell? Not really.

Turning junk metal into a livelihood

Jul 9, 2013
In cities like Milwaukee, where unemployment hovers around 10 percent, scrapping for junk metal has become a way to earn a living.

When your budget follows your heart

Oct 20, 2011
Sifting through the life of belongings of a parent or sibling or friend can bring up a lot of emotions. And those emotions often trump the practical, financial choices you should make.