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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Gone is the short, goofy burger thief of the 1970s and '80s. In his place, the chain has created a hunky masked man in skinny jeans and a fedora. An improvement? Tell us what you think.

Whole Foods Launching Lower-Cost Stores Geared Toward Millennials

The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection." Whole Foods hopes to begin opening the stores next year.

Confusing Financial Aid Letters Leave Students, Parents Adrift

Some critics say the offers are purposely misleading and can lead families to take on more debt.
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Hogan Takes The Long View On Baltimore, Urges Public To Get Started Now

"It's going to take a while to get people back into the city. We're encouraging them, we believe the city is safe. We want to get people in here to spend money and go out to dinner," the governor says.


Songwriters And Streaming Services Battle Over Decades-Old Decree

The Department of Justice is exploring big changes to the music publishing business for the first time since World War II.

Unrest In West Baltimore Puts Elderly And Sick At Additional Risk

It's been more than a week since rioting over Freddie Gray's death closed many businesses. Several pharmacies are still not open — leaving the sick and elderly with chronic conditions vulnerable.

AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s

One of the hottest new startups in the Bay Area is a school. The AltSchool was founded by a former Google engineer and he's raised $100 million to build these for-profit microschools.

A Startup Scene That's Not So Hot: Japan's Entrepreneur Shortage

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.

Losing A Hospital In The Heart Of A Small City

Economic forces are squeezing the city of Lakewood, just outside Cleveland, forcing the closure of one hospital even as another is built in a more affluent suburb.

Power Problems: Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Faces Crippling Debt

The island's power authority owes $9 billion. Power costs are already high, but bondholders are pushing for rate hikes. That may deter employers, which would further hurt the territory's weak economy.