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U.S. economy isn't growing fast enough

Here's one matter that Democratic and Republican economists agree on: America's economy could be doing a lot better.<p>"The good news is we're growing, we're creating jobs, property values are rising. The bad news is we're not growing quickly enough and there's tremendous income disparity," Hank …

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Why are we obsessed with the Nazis?

Why are we still so obsessed with the Nazis? Hardly a day goes by without a television programme or a newspaper article about them. Movies featuring them continue to pour out of the studios, from Tarantino’s <i>Inglourious Basterds</i> to Polanski’s <i>The Pianist</i>. The Nazis’ crimes continue to haunt us. One …

Filmmaker's email claimed BBC 'policy' barred him from revealing hundreds of living Nazis

A leading Nazi-era expert working on a landmark BBC documentary about Auschwitz located “hundreds” of still-living former guards and other workers of the death camp – but refused to turn their names over to prosecutors, citing the British broadcasting giant’s "policy" of confidentiality, …

Morning Briefing 1.29.15: LePage outtakes, buffalo doughnuts & gay marriage leader in Portland

Mic check and having a laugh with Mal & Jennifer on Maine Calling. #mepolitics #mainecalling #MPBN pic.twitter.com/HxWcAMBtMy<p>— Paul R. LePage …

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Questions arise as Trump pulls ex-CIA director's security clearance<p>Shark attack shuts down beach in Cape Cod<p>College-bound athlete shot dead days …

Apple, Microsoft And Google Are World's Most Valuable Brands

A strong brand name is an incredibly valuable asset. Consumer companies in particular devote huge chunks of time and resources to solidify and expand their brands. “A valuable brand delivers a return for the company on two dimensions,” says David Reibstein, professor of marketing at the University …

The College Where Students Can Minor in Craft Beer

"And then I realized, holy cow, I could teach a course just on beer. And then I said, 'Well, really, I could teach a whole major on beer.' And then I thought, 'Well, I'll just settle for a minor.'"<p>Some college graduates might joke they minored in beer studies. But that's actually the case for a new …

Which States Have the Most Pride?

Clearly the West is the best place to live, at least according to a new state pride poll by Gallup.<p>About 77 percent of people in Alaska and Montana said their state was the best or one of the best places to live in the country. Other western states—including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, California, and …

To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.<p>Psych 101 was about to start, and Pam Mueller had forgotten her laptop at home. This meant more than lost Facebook time. A psychology grad student at Princeton, Mueller was one of the class teaching assistants. It was important she have …

Louis C.K. Has Figured Out Why Our Kids Are Sad

Their love of learning is dying. And the only way to fix it is to listen to them.<p><b>Louis CK, the best living comedian</b> and, in turn, the best late night guest there is, dropped by David Letterman's show last night. He wanted to talk with Dave about his TV show and, if he had the chance, about how …

Is A Reverse Merger The Way To Fund Your Startup?

With the uptick in the economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough Angel investors and VCs to go around. Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, and an …

American teens don’t want to work

Here’s yet another thing your teenager doesn’t want to do this summer: get a job.<p>Data released Monday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and …

The Most Valuable Conferences In College Sports 2014

It seems that you can’t talk about college sports anymore without quickly running into an argument about whether or not student-athletes ought to be paid. One of the biggest arguments in favor of player payment is that college athletics have become a massive business that should easily be able to …

55 schools face federal investigation

WASHINGTON -- From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across the U.S. are facing federal investigation for the …

Congress Puts Brakes on Obama Plan to Allow Tolls on Highways

A proposal to allow tolls on the nation’s interstate highways is meeting bipartisan opposition in the House, where lawmakers are rushing to pass legislation to keep our nation's roads funded.<p>"I absolutely will do everything I can to make certain that it doesn't see the light of day," Rep. John …

Poll: Body Ink is in, Newspaper Ink is Out

First Read<p>Tattoos are in, reading the newspaper in print is out among Americans in 2014.<p>Those are some of the findings from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll about habits and activities that have changed over the past 15 years – as well as those that haven't changed.<p>In 1999, just 21 …

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

When Helen Felumlee passed away at the age of 92 Saturday morning, her family knew her husband Kenneth Felumlee, 91, wouldn't be slow to follow her. The couple couldn't bear to be apart very long, and Kenneth passed away only 15½ hours after his wife of 70 years.<p>"We knew when one went, the other …

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Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life

How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?<p>Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle.<p>Writer Nikil Saval explores these odd spaces—how they came to be, how they make us feel—in his …

Mom Remembers Son, Dad Killed By Jewish Center Gunman

The 14-year-old boy shot dead by a former KKK leader on Sunday was on his way to try out for a Kansas City singing competition, his heartbroken mom …

American Teens Don't Hang Out at Malls Anymore

Wild Jeeps go to conquer Moab, Utah

You know spring has finally come when the Jeeps start appearing Moab, Utah. The weeklong pilgrimage starts this weekend -- and Jeep is customizing some of its best.<p>The 48th edition of the rock-climbing extravaganza will feature several Jeeps made to look extra tough. If Jeep fans like what they …

Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day

Officials hope less time at the office will make workers healthier and more productive.<p>Corn-flake capitalism has come to Sweden.<p>In 1930, in the throes of the Great Depression, cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg decided to conduct an experiment. He replaced the three daily eight-hour shifts at his plant in …

Nine Alarm Fire Kills Two Boston Firefighters

U.S. news<p>Two firefighters were killed and more than a dozen others injured after a massive fire engulfed a residential building in Boston. NBC’s Ron Allen reports.<p>Read more here.

Boston Inferno Kills Two Firefigthers

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees Discusses His Decision to Come Out

Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn, who grew up in the Mormon church, is talking openly about his decision to come out as gay.<p>Glenn came out to fans …

The Surprising Way Millennials Are Changing The Workplace

Is there really no dignity?<p>Generational differences have always influenced the workplace. There’s nothing new there. But with Millennials running rampant across corporate America, that influence is creeping into our private spaces. Into our homes. Into our bedrooms. Into our closets.<p>Yes, millions …

Why Wu-Tang Will Release Just One Copy Of Its Secret Album

Somewhere on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco, inside a vault housed beneath the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, there sits an engraved silver-and-nickel box with the potential to spawn a shift in the way music is consumed and monetized.<p>The lustrous container was handcrafted over the course of …

How Math Solved the Mystery of the Missing Malaysian Jet's Path

Science News<p>Analysts at the Inmarsat satellite venture executed a computational tour de force to determine where a missing Malaysia Airlines jet probably went, but mathematician John Zweck says the feat is simple enough to explain with a basketball, a hoop ... and an ant.<p>"The math involved is …