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Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Cathleen Cimino break down what you need to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing The Senate voted today to prevent a filibuster against Trade Promotion Authority, legislation essential to...
The Senate plans to vote today on the now separated TPA or “fast-track” authority. Carlos Barria/Reuters WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas has dropped his previous support for President Barack Obama’s trade...
Researchers have found that Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) have a beneficial effect on gut bacteria in mice. Photo by IMAGEMORE Co, Ltd/Getty A mushroom a day may keep the doctor away. The active ingredients in a Asian mushroom can change...
The Confederate flag is one of 57 flags hanging in the Citadel’s chapel. The Citadel is one of South Carolina’s public universities. Photo by Russell K. Pace/The Citadel In South Carolina, a state law governs the Confederate flag on the...
Photo by Getty Images Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for over two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits. His Social Security original 34...
The Rosetta spacecraft and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Illustration by DLR German Aerospace Center The European Space Agency has decided to extend its Rosetta expedition to the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by nine months, at which point the...