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On The Economic Ladder, Rungs Move Further Apart

Many Americans have long believed that the United States is a land of opportunity, where anyone who works hard can climb the economic ladder. But evidence from recent decades indicates that, for many Americans, that dream of economic mobility falls short.

Who Decides Whether This 26-Year-Old Woman Gets A Lung Transplant?

Ashley Dias needs lungs. So do lots of other patients. Scarcity is a problem with organ transplants, and, unlike other scarce resources, organs can't be bought or sold. Here's how doctors decide who gets to be at the top of the waiting list.
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Business Licenses And DC's 'Vintage' Stores

We look at what's going on in the local small business community, where several stores selling vintage furniture, secondhand books and old records say they've gotten mixed messages from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.


On Second Thought, Maybe Consumer Confidence Isn't That High

While one group's measure hit its highest level since 2007, another's declined in May.

Home Prices Haven't 'Turned,' But Some Edged Up As Quarter Ended

The first quarter was another down one. But as it ended — in March — there were slight to modest gains in 12 cities.

How Firms Can Recover From High-Tech Stumbles

Bloomberg News technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky talks to David Greene about what happens when good gadgets go bad. Whether it's failed hardware or software, how a company handles a botched release has become increasingly important.

Sotheby's To Auction An Original Apple Computer

Sotheby's is auctioning off an Apple I computer that first came onto the scene in 1976. It's expected to fetch up to $180,000. About six in existence still function.