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Chipotle Dishes Up Food For Thought

Starting this week short essays can be found printed on the sides of Chipotle cups and takeout bags. Written by contributors such as Toni Morrison, Judd Apatow, Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell.

Big Sunday Encourages Baby Steps To Volunteerism

A Hollywood writer was fed up with endless rounds of script revisions so he channeled his frustration into a day of volunteerism. From simple roots, his action grew into a nonprofit called Big Sunday.

Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.

A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.

Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.
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Science Philanthropy

In a trend that some fear is leading to a "privatization of science," wealthy philanthropists are pouring millions into everything from genetic research to space exploration. At the same time, government funding is declining. We explore the issue.


Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $8 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

On The Hill And Off It, Two Different GOP Positions On Minimum Wage

Prominent Republicans — including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty — have endorsed a minimum wage hike in recent weeks. And in Vermont, lawmakers approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage, in a deal brokered by a Republican state senator. Nevertheless, a nationwide increase faces solid Republican opposition in Congress.

Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.