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Wednesday In Depth: August 8, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    America's generational warfare: Real or imagined?

    The idea of generational conflict isn't new, but lately it seemed to take on an uglier tone as the economy continued to stall. Are the Millennials' woes a consequence of the Baby Boomers' success? Or is this all a red herring? Can we all find some common ground?

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Massachusetts governor signs health cost-control bill

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill into law this week that aims to balance and control costs of the state's health care system. It's the first state to attempt to cap overall health care spending, both private and public, at a growth rate steady with the state's economy.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Supermarkets struggle as consumers head to big-box, specialty stores

    The average American is moving away from the traditional grocery store and buying groceries elsewhere. Consumers looking for cheaper options are moving toward big-box options like Wal-Mart, while others are opting for high-end specialty stores such as Whole Foods.

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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.
  • The great seat reclining debate of 2014

    "In effect, to increase the number of cabin seats, the space allotted to each passenger must be reduced. However, this reduced comfort remains tolerable for the passengers in as much as the flight lasts only one or a few hours."
  • 5 books to read this weekend

    Head to the library or bookstore to pick up one of these titles.

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