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Posted Aug 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to the para-military police response and the intervention of the National Guard, Ferguson has taken a hit.

Posted Aug 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Ebola virus an international health emergency.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 12:56 PM

I’m missing a lot. You probably are, too.Times moves quickly. There are many things to do. Not all of them can be done.

Updated Aug 8, 2014 at 10:10 AM

College interns are a unique category of employee. Rather than simply being hired to perform a task at an appropriate rate of pay, managers are asked to teach these temporary employees about the world of business — the “real” skills that will be...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Predictive analytics is the process by which analysts are able extract information from a huge amount of data in order to reveal patterns and make predictions about what might happen in the future. Predictive analytics is not a crystal ball, but it...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Media reports this weekend, including from the New York Times and The Associated Press, shine new light on Arizona’s execution of killer Joseph R. Wood III on July 23. It took Wood nearly two hours to die, long enough that attorneys for the...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM

We have never had so much access to information, but we have never truly known less than we do now.

Updated Aug 5, 2014 at 7:06 AM

In recent years the focus of education has shifted from placing value on liberal arts to an emphasis on science and technology. Also, with the high cost of education and mounting student debt, greater value is now being placed on how education...

Updated Aug 1, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Congress has just begun a five-week summer recess — or soon will, after extending the session by a day for a last-ditch effort to get something hammered out on immigration reform — but, based on how little lawmakers have managed to accomplish this...

Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Last week’s botched execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood was enough to make anyone sick to their stomach. Unless, of course, you believe justice and revenge are one in the same.

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM

A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.The tactic is called a corporate inversion, but for those who have no idea what that means, perhaps a more apt description would be “shady tax dodge.”

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