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News from September 15, 2013

September 15, 2013

Summers withdraws name from Fed consideration

The president's favorite to succeed Bernanke aims to preempt an 'acrimonious' confirmation process.

September 15, 2013

'Living wage' loses to Walmart's low prices

The decision by Washington's mayor brings focus to the fact that Walmart's customers are often as economically disadvantaged as those who scrape by on its hourly wages.

September 15, 2013

On the Move

September 15, 2013


September 15, 2013

Workstations go the extra mile

 Studies show that walking – or even standing – at your desk can improve health, and employers are taking notice.

September 15, 2013

Charles Lawton: Communications revolution the key to Maine's future