Category: Business

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So, Eclipse Boomtowns, How’d It Go?

By Joe Pinsker In making preparations for Monday’s total solar eclipse, tourism managers in St. Joseph, Missouri, didn’t know what to expect beyond the cosmic obvious. Would they be overwhelmed with out-of-towners? Even just...

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Can Anything Stop Rural Decline?

By Alana Semuels TOCHIKUBO, Japan—The children had moved to the big city, never to return. So their parents, both over 70, live out their days in this small town in the mountains, gazing at...

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Coaching Players for Life

By B.R.J. O’Donnell Over the course of a career that now spans four decades, University of Michigan’s head basketball coach, John Beilein, has worked with over 100 student athletes. More than a dozen of...

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America, Home of the Transactional Marriage

By Victor Tan Chen Over the last several decades, the proportion of Americans who get married has greatly diminished—a development known as well to those who lament marriage’s decline as those who take issue...

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What Would a Better NAFTA Look Like?

By Alana Semuels The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which lays out rules for how companies in Mexico, Canada, and the United States cross borders to do business, has become something of a...

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The Tax Break Dividing the Republican Party

By Russell Berman There are few more-prized constituencies in American politics than small businesses, those emblems and underdogs of Main Street U.S.A. that are, as any seasoned officeholder will describe, “the backbone” of the...