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Panama Canal Expansion and our Region's Ports

The Panama Canal, now a century old, is currently undergoing a massive expansion in order to handle the larger ships now in operation. We explore what the larger ships, twice the size of those that can currently pass, mean for our region's ports.

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Longtime 'Mad' Magazine Editor Dies At 88

Al Feldstein, who edited the iconic satire magazine from 1956-1984, turned it into a must-read for baby boomer-era adolescents.
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Does New Hiring Tool Aid Diversity Or Discrimination?

A new tool lets job recruiters filter candidates based on race, gender and veteran status. Civil rights attorney Cyrus Mehri sorts through the legal questions about this program.
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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Saved

Organizers of a campaign to save the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., say they've raised enough money to buy a part of the facility and turn it into a museum.
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China Could Pass U.S. As Top Economy This Year

By one measure, China is poised to become the world's largest economy by the end of the year. Why is this shift happening years before most estimates predicted it would?
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Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.
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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years Of BASIC Computer Language

The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.
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Merger Possible In Home Entertainment Industry

AT&T wants to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. The deal would likely be worth around $40 billion.
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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.
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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.

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