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Why local elections matter more to your personal finance

Nov 9, 2012
Elections with national implications get a lot of media attention, but it's the local races that can have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.

The argument against locavorism

Oct 26, 2012
Pierre Desrochers, author of "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet," discusses why eating locally produced food at all costs has negative implications.
Pierre Desrochers, author of "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet," discusses why eating locally produced food at all costs has negative implications.
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Herculean effort to fix a city's budget

May 8, 2012
Hercules, Calif. was on the brink of bankruptcy. So the town made major sacrifices to stay solvent.

This holiday season, think outside the big box

Dec 16, 2011
"Buy Local" campaigns across the country have raised awareness about why it matters where we shop.