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Financial Players Gather In Jackson Hole For Annual Conference

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the symposium. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts central bankers and economists to talk about economic policy.
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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).
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Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.
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U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.
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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.
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The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?
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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.
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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.
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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.
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Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition

Alabama business owner Chander Arora and his family are introducing the world to Vodquila, a mix of vodka and tequila. It won an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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