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  • U.S. oil production is booming but hampered by export ban

    One of the economy's good-news stories is the oil boom, a derivative of the natural gas boom. When the drilling techniques used to tap vast new reservoirs of natural gas were applied to oil, they yielded similarly astounding results. Since 2008, U.S. oil production has increased from 5 million barrels a day (mbd) to 8.3 mbd in 2014. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says it could go to 9.6 mbd by 2019.
  • Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system

     Walgreen tax move would make U.S. examine system
    If Walgreen Co. does choose to move its headquarters overseas to the United Kingdom or Switzerland, it should go all-out. Forget the whole friendly neighborhood pharmacy thing, and become America's chemist. If the company headquarters winds up in the...

    Page-Turner: Book On Yale Bowl Rich With Trivia, Classic Tales

    Page-Turner: Book On Yale Bowl Rich With Trivia, Classic Tales
    NEW HAVEN — There is a century-old, leather-bound piece of history sitting on the Yale squash coach's desk that tells the story of the school's 1914 football season. In book stores, meanwhile, there is a newly published book from Rich Marazzi that...

    The end of marriage [Commentary]

    The end of marriage [Commentary]
    Ward and June. Ozzie and Harriet. Jim and Margaret Anderson. If you recognize those couples — and if you grew up wishing they were your parents — you likely hearken to a time when the American family was made up of a breadwinning father...

    Massive Political Changes Loom For China

    As Election Day approaches, it's useful to look at the murky political transition taking place this month in China. It's a reminder of the benefits of America's sometimes chaotic democracy. The Chinese are facing a once-in-a-decade political shift as...