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  • 3 late-summer novels too good to miss

    3 late-summer novels too good to miss

    Our final fiction roundup of the summer features an eclectic lineup: One is a fantasy epic, the second is a quirky first novel about an avant-garde family, and the third is a somber look at the kidnapping of a political dissident. All, however, are really good.

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  • Anwar al-Awlaki dead: what it means for US, Yemen

    Backchannels Anwar al-Awlaki dead: what it means for US, Yemen

    The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen and Al Qaeda recruiter in Yemen, will be heralded as a major triumph in the US today. But it has very little to do with Yemen's own problems.

  • 3 late-summer novels too good to miss

    3 late-summer novels too good to miss

    Our final fiction roundup of the summer features an eclectic lineup: One is a fantasy epic, the second is a quirky first novel about an avant-garde family, and the third is a somber look at the kidnapping of a political dissident. All, however, are really good.

  • D.B. Cooper skyjack: All that for $200k?

    Editor's Blog D.B. Cooper skyjack: All that for $200k?

    Forty years ago, when D.B. Cooper jumped into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, the ransom he demanded would have gone far. Now, in an era of trillion-dollar deficits, the amount is like a joke from 'Austin Powers.'

  • Riddle me this, macroeconomists

    Green Economics Riddle me this, macroeconomists

    Can the Fed intervene to 'stop panic' and, at the same time, make new rules so that future crises don't occur?

  • Interest rates: Will the Fed signal a boost?

    Interest rates: Will the Fed signal a boost?

    Interest rates were supposed to be kept low by the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program. Ben Bernanke will meet with the press on Wednesday, and investors will listen for clues about when the Fed might change its policy with interest rates.

  • Why don't 'excellent women' write economics blogs?

    Economist Mom Why don't 'excellent women' write economics blogs?

    Female economists, especially those who blog, may offer some insight to the alleged shortage of excellent female economists who blog

  • NCAA Tournament: Friday's Sweet 16 matchups

    NCAA Tournament: Friday's Sweet 16 matchups

    Arizona dismissed Duke Thursday night, making the Blue Devils the second No. 1 seed sent home in this year's NCAA Tournament. In tonight's Sweet 16 action, four teams from the bottom half of the seeding try to continue their improbable runs and the two remaining No. 1 seeds try and hang on.

  • NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 coaches have paid their basketball dues

    NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 coaches have paid their basketball dues

    Reaching this point in the NCAA tournament represents a major achievement in careers that began modestly, even for Coach K.

  • My favorite NCAA tournament upsets – and near upsets

    My favorite NCAA tournament upsets – and near upsets

    There's been much debate ever since the NCAA expanded the field of the men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament to 64 teams in 1985. This, paired with the NCAA's decision (also that year) to introduce the shot clock, has helped make it possible for the mid-major and smaller conferences to better compete with the power conferences.

  • NCAA Tournament 2011: Top buzzer-beaters and wild finishes (VIDEO)

    NCAA Tournament 2011: Top buzzer-beaters and wild finishes (VIDEO)

    With 64 of the 68 teams in the field eliminated, the NCAA Tournament lived up to its reputation in the first two weekends of play, complete with shocking upsets, heart-pounding finishes, controversies, and a school from Richmond called Virginia Commonwealth. Here’s our top list of wild and crazy finishes from the second third rounds, the Sweet 16, and the Elite Eight.