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August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Why America’s economy stinks: Because business owners are greedier than ever

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GDP growth

The is growth of the U.S. economy still so slow and weak? One reason is that average American consumers account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy and they are still strapped.

 

 

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August 15th, 2014 at 8:55 am

Public libraries are shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces

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Dozens of reading rooms have been reincarnated as de facto coworking spaces.

By Anita Hamilton: Jonathan Marino has just arrived at his tech startup in D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood at 9:45 on a Monday morning. Marino is a 30-year-old director of content for Map Story which aims to be the Wikipedia of interactive maps. He greets his two interns with a huge smile, joins them at an open table tucked inside a glass-walled pod, and fires up his laptop. Hunched over their computers, the group looks like any other early-stage startup, with one key distinction–their “office” is merely a meeting area inside Washington, D.C.’s main public library.

 

 

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August 8th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Does internet privacy come at a premium?

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Would you pay for online privacy?

Once we went online the concept of privacy changed. What was once private personal information has now been twisted and altered by the digital age, like so many analog and now antiquated concepts before it.

 

 

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August 7th, 2014 at 11:40 am

Map shows the wealthiest person in each state

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The real estate blog Movoto shows the net worth of the richest resident in each U.S. state on this interactive map. Darker shades of blue reflect those at the richest end of the wealth spectrum, while darker shades of red reflect those at the lower end. As you can see in the map, there’s a wide gulf between the fortunes of America’s richest.

 

 

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August 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 am

American travelers are giving up on loyalty programs

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Travelers are refusing to play the loyalty-program game.

American travelers, particularly air travelers, are saying “Enough!” after years of putting up with blackout dates, broken promises and bait-and-switch games.

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August 1st, 2014 at 8:26 am

Top 5 things everyone needs to know about the future of math

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Yesterday’s math class won’t prepare you for tomorrow’s jobs.

Math is changing, at least in the way we use math in the context of our daily lives. The way you learned math will not prepare your children with the mathematical skills they need in the 21st Century.

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July 23rd, 2014 at 8:12 am

Job growth is faster in states that raised minimum wage

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The 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not.

The Department of Labor released new data that suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.

 

 

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July 22nd, 2014 at 10:12 am

Blue Cross makes a $65B bet on value-based medical care

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The traditional fee-for-service approach to medicine that can lead to overtreatment and unnecessary medical tests and procedures.

The country’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans say they are spending more than $65 billion annually, about 20 percent of the medical claim dollars they pay, on “value-based” care that rewards better outcomes and keeps patients healthy. This is the latest blow to fee-for-service medicine.

 

 

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July 17th, 2014 at 8:18 am

Top 10 airlines for 2014 named at World Airline Awards

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Cathay Pacific 

At an awards ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday Cathay Pacific was named the world’s best airline. The award is decided by the votes of millions of travelers. Here is the Top 10:

 

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July 3rd, 2014 at 8:15 am

China’s epidemic of overwork, workers are dying at their desks

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600,000 Chinese a year die from working too hard.

After 26 years, Chinese banking regulator Li Jianhua literally worked himself to death. He was “always putting the cause of the party and the people” first, his employer said this month, the 48-year-old official died rushing to finish a report before the sun came up.

 

 

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