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Barack Obama at Buck's restaurant in Greenville, Mississippi as a candidate in 2008.

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Barack Obama at Buck's restaurant in Greenville, Mississippi as a candidate in 2008.

Race, the Great Unmentionable

Even when unmentioned, race lurks in the background of almost every discussion of economic advancement. In the 20 most heavily African-American towns in the South it remains harder to rise out of poverty than in just about every U.S....

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Universities' ivy-covered walls don't offer much protection from the pressures of the global economy.

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Universities' ivy-covered walls don't offer much protection from the pressures of the global economy.

Advanced Degrees Won’t Keep Your Pay From Falling

A common bromide about today's economy is that it rewards those with educational credentials, while pummeling folks without degrees. Cue the usual tropes of the once high-paying factory jobs that have disappeared. Now look at the chart here.

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T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere in Las Vegas.

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T-Mobile President and CEO John Legere in Las Vegas.

Without the FCC, This Man Wouldn’t Be at the Telecom Party

Is there any big-company executive in the U.S. right now as compelling as T-Mobile's John Legere? Having taken every possible opportunity to tweak Brand X (Verizon Wireless) and Brand Y (AT&T) in public, Legere outdid himself by showing up at...

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