Nation Sep 19

Benefit hikes hike spending — but not for long

Washington is forever arguing over benefit increases versus tax cuts to stimulate the economy. In a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, former Obama economic adviser Christina Romer and her husband show that tax cuts deliver a more…

Nation Jul 23

How brands make the man, and the woman – literally

All brands carry their own messaging about how we should look and act. And we take our cues from them -- whether it's a Starbucks Americano or a Harley Davidson motorcycle -- to shape our own identities, says marketing professor…

Photo by Flickr user hakaider. Has all the talk about the debt ceiling left you wanting to reach for a cold one? Or several? How likely are they to be drowning their sorrows elsewhere in the world? You might…

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