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  • Rivka Galchen on 'American Innovations'

    Rivka Galchen on 'American Innovations'
    In Rivka Galchen's short story collection "American Innovations," life is both simpler and more complicated than it seems.The main characters, most of them young professional women, generally live in a recognizable contemporary world that seems to have...
  • Distributor for Princeton University Press, UC Press to close

    Distributor for Princeton University Press, UC Press to close
    The changes brought about by digital publishing are forcing the closure of California Princeton Fulfillment Services, a New Jersey-based fulfillment company that provides books for the University of California Press and Princeton University Press....
  • Thomas D. Washburne Sr., Ober/Kaler law partner

    Thomas D. Washburne Sr., Ober/Kaler law partner
    Thomas D. Washburne Sr., a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Ober/Kaler whose specialty was estate planning, died Tuesday of an unknown neurological disorder at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 86. The son of Hempstead Washburne, a lawyer, and Mary...
  • Nobel-prize winning economist Gary Becker dead at 83

    Nobel-prize winning economist Gary Becker dead at 83
    Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago whom colleagues called one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, died over the weekend. He was 83. “Economics will miss him. The...
  • Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

    Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences
    Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
  • How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation

    How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation
    The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
  • Washington College names interim president

    Washington College names interim president
    Washington College in Chestertown has named Jack Griswold, an investment executive, as the interim president of the college, according to a press release issued Monday. Griswold — an emeritus member and former chair of the college's board of...
  • To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics

    To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics
    Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers. The truck's driver, Kevin Roper, was charged with...
  • Retirement: how much you really need

    Back when I was packing lunches, I inevitably found myself in line at the deli counter behind one or another older couple who took what seemed like forever before making their selection. That leisurely approach explains, in part, why you may be better...
  • Henry B. "Burke" Mathews Jr., woodworker

    Henry B. "Burke" Mathews Jr., woodworker
    Henry B. "Burke" Mathews Jr., a co-founder of a Hampden custom cabinet business, died Thursday of renal failure at his Ruxton home. He was 88. The son of Henry Burke Mathews, a vice president of Commercial Credit Corp., and Katherine Grove Mathews, a...
  • Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator, dies at 68

    Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator, dies at 68
    Fouad Ajami, a Lebanese-born scholar, author and commentator who helped shape American discourse on Middle Eastern affairs with lyrical portraits of the troubled region that illuminated Arab consciousness and politics, died of cancer Sunday at his home in...