Economy Dec 01

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Is crumbling infrastructure inhibiting American productivity?

In recent decades, American productivity growth has slowed. Yale University's Jacob Hacker has a possible explanation: the country’s outdated and deteriorating infrastructure. Hacker, co-author of “American Amnesia,” argues the U.S. has forgotten the role government plays in engineering prosperity, and…

Arts Nov 24

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These 10 groundbreaking restaurants changed how we dine

Can you imagine life before restaurants? Or brunch? Or convenient roadside dining? In his new book, "Ten Restaurants That Changed America," historian Paul Freedman chronicles the pioneering establishments that changed American food. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a tour with…

BREAKING: US employers shake off wintry weather, add 175K jobs; unemployment rises to 6.7 percent. — The Associated Press (@AP) March 7, 2014 We’ll have more on today’s job report later today on…

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