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Thursday | Time

Now Teenagers Value Tech Over Clothes and Other Fascinating News on the Web

This year, your back-to-school shopping may have included more devices and downloads than pieces of attire.


Related Topix: New York

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Deseret News

John Hoffmire: Black markets are bigger and closer to home

The words "black market" usually refer to illegal business activity. The biggest and most notorious markets relate to illegal drugs, human trafficking and piracy-counterfeiting.


Wed Aug 20, 2014


Peer-to-Peer Digital Banks Are Lending Billions of Dollars

A recent Fitch Ratings report shows that the peer-to-peer digital banking space has become a billion-dollar industry and is growing fast.


Related Topix: P2P, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Seeker Blog

Why the Best Path to a Low-Carbon Future is Not Wind or Solar Power

Figure A and B summarize some of the conclusions of the recent paper by economist and Brookings senior fellow Charles Frank.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, 9

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Boston's Prostitutes Are Really Expensive

The life of a sex worker may not be glamorous, but Boston's prostitutes are raking in the dough, comparatively.


Related Topix: New York

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Daily Kos

Economics Daily Digest: Big business's frenemy in the White House

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal discusses President Obama's interview with The Economist , and explains the administration's relationship with big business.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama


Boise Public Library patrons can now download magazines, stream music

Patron can download complete color copies of their favorite magazines from the Library's website and can also stream up to three hours of music each day.


Related Topix: Libraries, Home Gardening, Home

Boston Ranks High Among Liberal US Cities, Study Finds

In a recent study , Boston was ranked the fifth most liberal city in the United States, falling behind only San Francisco, Calif.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The GMAT Club Journal

Economist Launches MBA Scholarship Contest

Earlier this week, Which MBA? , the business education group of The Economist Group, announced the launch of its second ever Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest .


Wed Aug 06, 2014

Dissident Voice

Obama Talks Trash about Russia and China

Well, look, there's no doubt that a robust, interventionist foreign policy on behalf of certain principles, ideals or international rules is not a tradition that most countries embrace.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The Oregonian

Portland is not the most liberal city in U.S.; we're not even in Top 10, study says

They were wrong about us, Portland. A new study challenges the stereotype that this city is one of the most liberal in America.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Big Apple

"If it were a real $20 bill, someone would have picked it off the sidewalk already"

Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce The Big Apple , a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano.


Related Topix: WebMD, Williamson, NY, Harvard Square (Boston, MA)

Sys-Con Media

The Economist Group Launches $25,000 MBA Scholarship Contest

The first Brightest Minds MBA scholarship ran earlier this year and drew over 4,500 entrants.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

CBS Local

Obama: 'Immigrants Aren't Rushing To Moscow In Search Of Opportunity'

In a wide-ranging interview on U.S. foreign policy, the Africa summit and American business, President Barack Obama said that his track record speaks for itself, noting that "there's almost no economic metric by which you couldn't say the U.S. economy is better" than when he took office.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin, Dmitriy Anatolyevich Medvedev

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Economic Principals

Reinterpreting the Revolution

When he was eighteen, before entering college, John Micklethwait toured the US for a year with a friend, traveling on Greyhound buses.


Related Topix: Journalism, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors


Brunch Edition -- 93 Days to Midterms -- Obama to Economist: 'Our...

TOP TALKER Der Spiegel, "Israel Eavesdropped on John Kerry in Mideast Talks": "Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on telephone conversations [last year] by Kerry [and] the government then used the information during negotiations in the Mideast conflict.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Meet the Press, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Economist

The president on dealing with China

IN HIS cabin aboard Air Force One, returning to Washington, DC, from Kansas City, Barack Obama talked with John Micklethwait and Edward Carr from .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Editorial Assistant - The Economist

The Economist Intelligence Unit has an unrivalled reputation for providing governments, organisations and international companies with authoritative analysis on key business issues.


Related Topix: Medicine, Opinion


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