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Foodie History: Cookbooks And American Food Culture

Home cooks have long relied on cookbooks for inspiration and practical education in the kitchen. But cookbooks also serve as interesting historical documents.

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Immigrants Key To Looming Health Aide Shortage

As more boomers age at home, they will need aides to care for them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for home health aides is expected to grow by 69 percent by 2020 — much faster than the average for all jobs. And many see legal immigrants as vital to filling those jobs.
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80 Years Of Federal Diary

In November 1932, The Washington Post launched a new column known as the Federal Diary. Kojo explores the colorful history of the publication.

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"Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder"

"The Black Swan" author Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses his latest work "Antifragile" and how we can thrive in a world controlled by randomness.

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Consumer Spending Dipped In October; Superstorm Sandy Blamed

Many in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic couldn't get to stores and were out of work for at least a short time because of the destruction Sandy wrought. That dampened spending and cut into incomes.
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D.C. Council Moves Toward Lowering Speed Camera Fines

There's been a "green light" for the D.C. Council's effort to lower speed camera fines.

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How Much Income Taxes Could Rise: A Breakdown Of The Options

As political leaders try to reach a deal to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases at the year's end, income tax rates are a major sticking point. President Obama wants to raise taxes for some; Republicans don't want any hikes. But if nothing is done, rates could go up across the board.
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Why Mexico Is The World's Biggest Exporter Of Flat-Screen TVs

There's more to Mexico than drug-related violence. The country's economy is actually doing well, due in part to solid exports to the U.S.

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