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Rundown for February 1, 2013
12:06 PM EST Comment

Moderate But Steady Job Growth Calms Economy Fears

Economists and investors seem to be taking today’s jobs numbers as a reassurance, after news that the U.S. economy actually shrank at the end of last year.

12:15 PM EST 2 Comments

Station Nightclub Fire Has Parallels To Brazil Blaze

The fire that killed at least 235 people in Brazil last Sunday has eerie similarities to the fire at Rhode Island’s Station nightclub, including flammable soundproofing foam.

12:25 PM EST 18 Comments

If Barnes & Noble Goes Under, Will Publishing Survive?

The co-founder of an independent publishing company is predicting that if Barnes & Noble fails, it could bring the whole publishing industry down with it.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Questions Remain About Algeria Gas Plant Attack

More than two weeks after that attack on the gas refinery in Algeria, questions remain about how a group of Islamist militants was able to infiltrate the plant.

12:40 PM EST 2 Comments

Super Bowl Is A Family Feud

Sunday’s Super Bowl pits brother against brother. John Harbaugh coaches the Baltimore Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the San Francisco 49ers.

12:50 PM EST 16 Comments

National Anthem As ‘Holy Grail Or Third Rail’

Alicia Keys is slated to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. We take a look at the most famous and infamous renditions of the notoriously challenging song.

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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 15 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.