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  • The Reformed Broker Debunking the Warren Buffett debunkers

    Warren Buffett's head-and-shoulders above all other investors stature has only been cemented during this last five years, Brown writes.

  • What's in that name?

    New parents weigh 'unique' vs. 'odd,' 'earnest' vs. 'precious,' 'bold' vs. 'bully bait.'

  • Audits looking for undocumented immigrants on the rise

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reported auditing more companies than ever before to look for undocumented workers on the payroll. Though President Obama has supported a path to legal status for many immigrants, he also supports penalties for companies that purposely hire illegal immigrants.

  • Genetically modified salmon not harmful, FDA says

    Genetically modified salmon – despite concerns of environmental groups – is unlikely to harm the environment. The Food and Drug Administration report is the final step before approval of the genetically modified salmon, which grow twice as fast as regular salmon. 

  • Sandy Hook: Police say shooter forced his way into school

    Police said Saturday they had found "very good evidence" they hoped would answer questions about the motives of the gunman, described as brilliant but remote, who forced his way into the Sandy Hook school, killing 26 children and adults in one of the world's worst mass shootings.

  • Sick of traffic, Kenyans on board with Nairobi's new commuter rail

    The Kenyan capital, home to some of the world's worst traffic, launched its new commuter rail this week in part of a homegrown modernization effort.

  • Elsewhere

    Richard Russo's memoir of life with his mother is a vivid if devastating portrait of the complicated relationship that overshadowed his life.

  • Market waits for election; earnings disappoint

    Stocks wobbled up and down Monday, unsure of how to turn with the presidential election looming near. One stock that jumped was, the genealogy website, which announced it will be bought by European private equity firms.

  • Stocks down as weak earnings drag market lower

    Stock prices dropped Friday after the release of poor corporate earning reports from Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 fell, led by materials and technology stocks.

  • Decoder Unemployment rate tampering? Why conspiracy theorists went wild.

    Retired GE CEO Jack Welch saw Friday's jobs report, with its 7.8 percent unemployment rate, as 'unbelievable.' Others on the right piled on, suggesting Obama administration tampering. But the jobs number in question has been known to vary widely month to month.

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