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The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.
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Despite Short Obit, Doug Led A Full Life

Douglas Legler of Fargo, N.D., insisted that when he died, he only wanted his obituary to read: Doug Died. And after he died last month, that is exactly how it appeared in the local newspaper.
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Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Nike co-founder Phil Knight helped to transform the company into a global behemoth. Linda Wertheimer talks to Allan Brettman, a reporter with The Oregonian, about Knight's exit as chairman.
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Puerto Ricans Fear Troubled Economy Will Inflict Real Pain

Officials avoided a default, paying hundreds of millions of dollars in debt payments. With a stagnant economy, more than $72 billion in debt and little cash, the U.S. territory is in economic trouble.
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Charleston's Black Leaders Want To See Justice As Much As Forgiveness

After the South Carolina church killings, victims' families offered the accused shooter forgiveness. While Charleston's leaders have followed suit, some say the compassionate response is premature.
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Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

The department is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep ticket prices high. Prosecutors want to know if they held back competition by limiting flights and seating capacity.
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Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Will the Supreme Court's decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann.
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Designer Donna Karan Steps Down To Focus On Philanthropy

Linda Wertheimer talks to Robin Givhan, fashion critic for The Washington Post, about Donna Karan's decision to step down from Donna Karan International.
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Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.
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Trump Backlash Shows Latino Consumers' Growing Influence

Macy's decision to sever ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants is the latest business partnership the real estate mogul has lost in the past several days.

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