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Editor’s Note: Last year, Paul Solman reported on artisanal entrepreneurs — individuals carving out their own careers, and, if you believe Harvard economist Lawrence Katz, saving the middle class along with them. Paul met the typical hipsters...
A pelican leaves its nest as oil hits the shore of an island in Barataria Bay on May 22, 2010. Five years after Deepwater Horizon blowout, marine chemist David Valentine has led eight oceanographic expeditions studying the affect of the resulting...
Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano, seen from Puerto Varas city, south of Santiago, Chile, on April 22. Photo by Carlos Gutierrez/Reuters The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted Wednesday, sending smoke and ash into the air, and...
Photo by Purestock via Getty Images Medicare officials are considering changes in the hospice benefit to stop the federal government from paying twice for care given to dying patients. But patient advocates and hospice providers fear a new policy...
Warren Weinstein, pictured here with his daughter in Pakistan in 2005 before his capture by militants, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in January 2015, the White House said on April 23, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Weinstein family...
Photo of Loretta Lynch by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Five months after she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as attorney general, Loretta Lynch will finally get a confirmation vote in the Senate. Lynch is expected to win...