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Investing in Main Street

"Buy local" is a mantra many embrace. But when it comes to investing bigger sums, most people turn to big-name stocks, bonds, and treasury bills. Author Michael Shuman argues that investing locally not only helps your community--it can pay off. And a new law will soon make it easier to put money into local businesses and organizations. There's even a movement to create local stock exchanges. We explore ideas for shifting your money from Wall Street to Main Street.


The Forgotten Actor Who Battled Hollywood's Whiteness In The 1950s

Remember P. Jay Sidney? Probably not, but Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker unearthed the story of this actor and advocate's push to diversify the TV world 50 years ago.

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

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