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According to the economics research team at Glassdoor, male and female college graduates who hold the same bachelor’s degree will frequently self-sort into different occupational categories due to societal pressure and norms.  As reported by CNBC, male graduates will tend to gravitate toward higher earning jobs whereas women will gravitate toward lower earning positions.

More on this subject, Anirban Basu.

Birds, Sox, Hex

May 5, 2017
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On a day in late September, 1975, two men sat in the cockpit of small plane about to take off from BWI Airport for a four day trip to Nairobi in Africa and back.  They were off on a strange and historic mission: to get a witch doctor to put a hex on the Boston Red Sox. What is this weird story all about? 

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Elections in the U.S. and in Europe have brought to light just how differently people view the effects of immigration.  Among many groups, immigration has fallen out of favor. But an analysis of United Nations data by Fitch Ratings indicates that halting immigration would drastically diminish the potential working population of developed economies, leaving these aging societies more dependent on shrinking labor forces and resulting in significant financial stress on pension systems.  

On immigration, Anirban Basu.

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NerdWallet publishes a question and answer column named 'Ask Brianna.' The column heavily targets younger people, meaning those in their twenties and thirties. Here is some of the advice flowing from that column to those who are beginning to save for retirement.

Listen for some tips. 


The Ties that Thrive: Humanities in Communities

May 4, 2017

As the continuation of  federal funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities remains uncertain, we reflect upon the impact of the humanities and arts in communities both large and small throughout the country. Anne Wise, director of the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s National Arts and Sciences Initiative, shares her perspective.

In May, 1861, in the wake of the Pratt Street Riots, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney issued a writ of habeas corpus for John Merryman, who had been imprisoned at Fort McHenry for his actions preventing the movement of Federal troops into Maryland. The decision became known as "Ex Parte Merryman," and was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1866. 

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Stores are closing at an epic pace in America, this despite the fact that economic performance has improved recently and that we are in the midst of an eighth year of economic recovery. 

As reported by CNNMoney, brokerage firm Credit Suisse recently indicated in a research report that it is possible that more than eighty six hundred brick-and-mortar stores will shutter their doors in twenty seventeen.  By comparison, the report says that only about two thousand stores were closed last year.  

With more, Anirban Basu.

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Strong Foundations

May 3, 2017
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Here is some news that will expand your mind. For years it was thought that a newborn’s brain makes 700 to 1,000 new neural connections per second. An impressive number to be sure. But just last month, the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child released new research showing that there are significantly more neural connections being made in the brain during those early years.

How many? Listen to find out.

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