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Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00am
    Palestinians' recent attacks on Israelis are, at first blush, not an existential threat to Israel. Horrific as the losses are, the future of the state is not in question.     Or so it seems. But in a closer look...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:00pm
    One of the big unanswered questions in the finance world is: Do returns reflect risk or mispricing? Defenders of the efficient markets hypothesis say that you can't get higher returns without taking more risk, while behavioral...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
    I’m 51. My health is decent. And while my mother died young, there’s longevity elsewhere in the family tree.     I could live to see an openly gay presidential candidate with a real chance of victory....
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Believe it or not, some voters in New Hampshire and other early-voting states can't make up their minds between Donald Trump, the poll leader among Republicans, and Bernie Sanders, who has a big edge among Democrats.  ...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
    How could this be: A "healthy casual" restaurant that demands a 35 percent surcharge if customers want just one kind of fruit in their smoothie, rather than a combination?     At first, I thought I had read...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
    No debate so far has reshaped the election like the one in New Hampshire on Saturday night. And nothing the rest of the night equaled the first 10 minutes.     Chris Christie made a full-frontal attack on Marco Rubio...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
    There is a red and blue political divide in the U.S. that this election is only exacerbating, with consequences for governing.     Presidential campaigns are about choices, differences, especially between the parties...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
    If there is one presidential candidate who embodies the nation's lingering post-2008 rage at Wall Street, that surely has to be Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. No other candidate has argued as strenuously for financial reform, or...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Can a payday lender's contract require all borrowers' disputes be subject to an arbitration process in which decisions are exempt from federal law? In a decision announced this week with potential consequences for millions of...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
    I know. It sounds totally preposterous. Paying criminals not to commit crimes.     The D.C. Council unanimously voted for this bananas-sounding plan last week.     A Hail Mary scheme to cut the...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 11:00am
    As a first-timer covering the presidential campaign, I expected to confirm the widely held impression that the process is dominated by vested interests, big money and powerful parties operating in the background. To my surprise, I...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
    As he launched his New Hampshire door- to-door campaign on Saturday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said something surprising. "This is not a campaign," he told volunteers and reporters in front of the bus he's pretty much lived...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:00am
    Trade-offs have long been at the center of economics. The aphorism "there is no such thing as a free lunch" captures a central economic idea: You cannot get something for nothing. Among the many trade-offs emphasized in...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00am
    As New Hampshire primary voters go to the polls today, they will choose among candidates in both parties who in most cases have taken off their velvet gloves and starting swinging.     In the final Republican debate...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:00am
    "The tide of war is receding," Barack Obama tirelessly insisted four years ago as he campaigned for reelection. Even then, the slogan seemed untethered from reality. Not only was fighting in Afghanistan intensifying, with...
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