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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:07pm
Dear Prudence,     I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more "modest" streets - mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires,...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:04pm
    LoDo Wellness Center, which calls itself the largest marijuana dispensary in the trendy Lower Downtown ("LoDo") area, is a mellow place, decorated with Oriental rugs, sofas and statues of Buddha.     Yet...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:04pm
    Why should Tim Cook care what Carl Icahn thinks?     Earlier this month, Icahn, the famed "activist shareholder," sent a lengthy letter to the Apple chief executive, which he also posted on the blogging...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:03pm
    The most striking thing about the U.S. midterm elections is how little most of the country seems to care. It isn't as though nothing will change: If the Republican Party wins control of the Senate, as the prognosticators are...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:02pm
    It's always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn't their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:59pm
    Big Blue's got the blues. On Monday, IBM's stock tumbled by 7 percent after it unveiled a dismal quarterly earnings report that showed a 4 percent drop in revenue - the 10th consecutive quarter of flat or declining sales....
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:59pm
    Maybe you had the same reaction. I've been around politics for 30 years, but I don't remember seeing anything as dumb as Kentucky Democrat Alison Grimes' refusal to say whether or not she voted for Barack Obama in 2008...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:57pm
    Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. An American, Niehaus had applied for permanent residency in Canada. But Canada turned him down. The reason? The psychology...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:57pm
    Tiffany Beroid, a mother and Wal-Mart employee in Laurel, Maryland, was forced to drop out of college because of her employer’s low wages and erratic scheduling practices.     When she spoke out about the...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:56pm
    We must pay attention to the mistakes of history, some wise person once said, so we can do a better job of making them in the future. That's how I feel during the current Ebola crisis when I see how well we Americans seem to be...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:55pm
    Women are big this election season. No group is more courted. It's great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander.     Candidates are re-interpreting their old arguments in a new, woman...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:55pm
    Gosh, time flies when it’s pushed along by a jet stream of greed.     It seems like only yesterday that Wal-Mart announced, with much self-congratulatory fanfare, that the super-rich retailing colossus wasn...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:54pm
    As airlines, cruise ships, and hospitals cope with waves of Ebola jitters, I’m wondering whether the panic the deadly virus is inducing will distort Halloween traditions this year.     No, I’m not talking...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:53pm
    A friend once remarked that Ben Bradlee was "a man's man," to which my wife replied, "he's also quite a woman's man."     Woman or man, it was hard to find anyone as engaging and fun...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:52pm
    One Halloween, my husband persuaded our kids to give away most of the candy they’d just collected while trick-or-treating. They were preschoolers and the house we were renting then had previously drawn teens with haunted tours...
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