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The Future Of Your Doctor's Office

As technology costs rise and billing and electronic records become more complicated, many doctors find it hard to afford the costs of remaining independent. Since 2000, the percentage of doctors running their own practice has dropped from 57 percent to 39 percent. Many practices are being absorbed by large health organizations or are developing new models, like consortiums, to share costs. Those who manage to stay independent often can only do so by charging patients directly rather than taking insurance. We speak with doctors and health care professionals about the future of the doctor's office.

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'The End of the Tour' Offers A Hint Of David Foster Wallace's Inner Struggle

A new film revisits a five-day interview that took place between writer David Foster Wallace and a reporter for Rolling Stone in 1996. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "very good movie."
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Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.
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#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.
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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine, called Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2).

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