Category: Business

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The Work Behind Construction Projects

By Bourree Lam Just before the Great Recession, the U.S. construction industry was booming. In 2006, the industry employed more than 7 million Americans. But between 2007 and 2009, construction employment fell by 1.5...

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The Pitfalls of 9/11-Themed Advertisements

By Matt Vasilogambros NEWS BRIEF New rule: don’t make advertisements that are 9/11-themed. Sunday marks 15 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. It’s a day of reverence and mourning for most. But for...

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The Very Last Howard Johnson’s

By Adam Chandler Were there ever to be a canonized checklist of Americana, the very last breakfast rush at New England’s very last Howard Johnson’s on Tuesday covered most of the bases. Local police...

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Wells Fargo’s Phony Accounts

By Matt Vasilogambros NEWS BRIEF Wells Fargo employees created millions of fake bank and credit-card accounts over the past five years in a widespread scheme to collect fees and hit sales targets, federal regulators...

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The Instant Gratification of Being a Surgeon

By Adrienne Green Despite accounting for a third of all physicians, women are underrepresented in surgery, especially at the very highest level. There are only 16 women who are the heads of surgical departments...

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What Would It Take to Save the Middle Class?

By Gillian B. White If the well-being of the middle-class is the yardstick by which America’s success is measured, then the country is in trouble. There was once a large population of middle-income American...