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Depression Economics with Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times, says the economic solutions our country needs are a lot simpler than the political ones ...

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Investing in Main Street

We explore ideas for shifting money from Wall Street to Main Street, and why it might also be a smart investment.

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Black Virginians Continue To Lag Far Behind Whites

Black Virginians continue to feel the lingering effects of institutional inequalities that mar the history of the Commonwealth, according to a new report.

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In Cell Era, Timepieces Are Fashion Trend To Watch

With cellphones nearly ubiquitous, fewer people are relying on watches to tell time. But some retailers are doing brisk business marketing watches as fashion statements, or by appealing to shoppers' sense of novelty or nostalgia.
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Austerity Measures Cost Some Politicians Their Jobs

Steve Inskeep talks to John Peet, Europe Editor of The Economist about eurozone economies, and the backlash against austerity measures.
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Economy Puts Value Of Liberal Arts Under Scrutiny

Small, private liberal arts colleges are looking at changing economic realities and beginning to worry about how they will survive. Small classes and close relationships with faculty mean high tuition. And it's tough to defend the value of English and philosophy degrees in a tight job market.
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Virginia Begins Food Drive On Memorial Day

Virginia's statewide food drive will run from Memorial Day to July 4.

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