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  • Valuing women

    A Christian Science perspective: How valuing female qualities is supportive of both men and women everywhere.

  • China's long march to innovation

    Its leaders, like those in other countries, worry about 'insufficient' innovation. Yet lately the Communist Party has heightened a climate of fear that only stifles free thought. The Chinese people, meanwhile, have steadily embraced values that drive modern entrepreneurship.

  • Finding the ‘centre and circumference’ of being

    A Christian Science perspective: Understanding where we come from answers the question “Who am I?”

  • For ethics in banking, rules aren't enough

    Fed chief Janet Yellen worries about 'shortcomings' in values among bank workers, and the effects on the financial system. How can banks change from 'mere compliance' to 'good compliance'?

  • A divine alert system that protects us

    A Christian Science perspective: A knowledge of God and man can alert us to danger and lead us safely away from harm.

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  • US economy added 295,000 jobs in February. What winter?

    The US economy added 295,000 jobs in February, ticking unemployment down to 5.5 percent, according to the Labor Department. Many expected a harsh winter to to have more of an effect on employment, but the jobless rate is now at its lowest level in seven years.

  • Own a Snuggie? You may be owed money.

    The marketing company behind the Snuggie (the blanket with sleeves) has agreed to pay $8 million over deceptive and misleading sales tactics. According to the FTC, the company failed to disclose certain fees in television commercials for a wide array of products.

  • What are the five best and worst states for working women?

    A recent study from Wallethub ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia on metrics ranging from female unemployment rates to uninsured rates among women. Where does your state rank?

  • States want to cut taxes on pensions, proving bad ideas never die

    Retirement income free of state taxes continues to seduce politicians, despite threadbare evidence that it would serve to lure seniors to their states. The idea of excluding pension income from state tax is misguided, but it's hardly new.

  • The New York Times talks trash – and that's a great thing

    The New York Times' Food section features three compelling, informative pieces on food waste this week, suggesting that this once-ignored issue is finally getting the respect it deserves.

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