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  • Politics is crippling the US economy, Harvard study says

    According to an annual competitiveness survey, dysfunction within federal government is the single biggest barrier to economic progress in the United States. 

  • Can banking be Uber-ed?

    A new crop of startups want to revolutionize the way people bank, save for retirement, and borrow money. But overcoming a strict regulatory environment and cautious customers to upend the traditional financial industry will be a challenge. 

  • A radical idea for reducing student loan debt

    By tying the cost of a degree to a student's earning potential after graduating, accounting professor Sajay Samuel argues we can put a big dent in the US's $1.3 trillion college debt load.

  • At last, hope that US economy has turned a corner

    New Census data show that household incomes for middle- and low-wage Americans surged in 2015, along with a steep decline in the poverty rate. It raises the prospect that the economy is starting to work for everyone. 

October 27, 2016

Photos of the day 10/27

At age 60, Puan is the oldest living Sumatran Orangutan in the world. He is seen at the Perth Zoo in Western Australia in this handout image released Thursday.

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