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  • Outspoken economist could help shape state's future

    Outspoken economist could help shape state's future
    Economist Anirban Basu seems like he's everywhere, his advice and insights shaping local governments, big companies, educational institutions and, now, as a member of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's transition team, the state's future. In the decade since he...
  • Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?

    Workplace wellness programs popular, but do they improve health?
    Workplace wellness programs, one of the pillars of the national health care overhaul, are increasingly popular among employers who believe they can help control costs and workers who see them as a perk. But experts caution that wellness programs vary...
  • Q&A: Shaun Rein, China expert, on why the nation has traded copying for innovation

    For years, American firms far and wide have bemoaned Chinese copycats. But these days, the water-cooler chatter in Silicon Valley has turned to the meteoric rise of Alibaba, which in September sparked the world's largest IPO. With millions of users and...
  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three? That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • 100 books for holiday gift-giving

    "Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things. This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names his transition team

    Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced Thursday who will help his Chief of Staff Katie McGinty transition into the governor's mansion. Some of the new members of Wolf's transition team may look familiar. They served under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell....
  • One year in, program seems to have cracked the code on filling jobs

    ST. LOUIS Rosemary Shanley was in her senior year of college, majoring in environmental biology and public health, when she decided she really wanted to work in computer programming. Vince Ganev was a programmer in his native Bulgaria, but he took a...
  • Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision

    Students walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury decision
    High school and college students ditched classes Monday in several U.S. cities to protest against a decision not to indict a Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Anger has continued to swell over the long Thanksgiving...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...