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There are more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That’s the driving concern of the new documentary “Language Matters,” from poet Bob Holman...
Travelocity, an online travel booking site with a traveling gnome as a mascot, was purchased by fellow travel site Expedia today. Photo by Flickr user Cory Gurman Online travel booking company Expedia, Inc. purchased Travelocity today for $280...
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Jan. 21, 2015. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he’s issued...
New U.S. citizens raise their hands as they take an oath of allegiance during a special naturalization ceremony held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on August 28, 2014. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The interviewer wanted to...
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II drives her Jaguar car to the Credit Suisse Royal Windsor Cup Final at Guards Polo Club in Windsor, England, on June 24, 2007. Photo by Ben Stansall/Getty Images After the death of Saudi King Abdullah on Thursday,...
Photo by Piotr Powietrzynski/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...