A look at modern France, and a profile of revolutionary villain Maximilien Robespierre; the American recovery and the very happy people of Iceland. Here are this week's good reads.
The Dow plummeted by more than 2 percent on Wednesday, losing about 279 points, after Moody's cut Greece's bond ratings
Temp jobs are still a stopgap measure until people find full-time work. But one source of temporary work, the US Census Bureau, has begun to lay off workers, according to a jobs report.
Private midsize firms hired 9,000 workers in January, the first gain in two years, according to the ADP employment report.