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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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We Are What We Google: How Search Terms Reflect Our Wealth

David Leonhardt recently compared the terms people search for online in places The New York Times figures life is easiest, against the counties where it's hardest. He discusses the results with Robert Siegel.
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To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A Drive

Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.
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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
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Fleeing War And Finding Work

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.
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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.
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Democrats Call For Reauthorization Of Little-Known Export Import Bank

The Export Import Bank helps support U.S. businesses who sell goods abroad, but some conservative lawmakers say it amounts to corporate welfare.
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Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.
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Once-Thriving Heart Of The Eurozone Stagnates

The eurozone economy slowed to a crawl in the second quarter of 2014, according to reports released Thursday. The German economy actually contracted, and France stayed flat.

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