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October 13, 2017

More than McDonald’s can serve — The world’s population reached 6 billion on October 12, 1999, and this week stands at nearly 7.6 billion, according to the World Population Clock. That’s a growth rate that’s accelerating faster all the time — world population doubled between 1960...

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October 6, 2017

Some things are over             Some things go on             Part of me you carry             Part of me is gone Tom Petty, we’re going to miss you. In other news:   CFPB issues final rule on payday lending — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized a 1,690-page rule on payday,...

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September 29, 2017

Every party eventually ends — Say what you like about him, Hugh Hefner was undeniably a formative figure in 20th century America. His vision of a man’s ideal life shaped more than one generation’s aspirations. He departed this world on Wednesday at the age of...

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September 22, 2017

Some things being equal — Best wishes on the autumnal equinox, which officially happens today at 4:02 p.m. EDT. Theoretically, day and night are exactly the same length today. We’d check it with a stopwatch, but we have plans for the evening. Industrial bankers, Utah bankers...

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September 15, 2017

Hail and farewell, Cassini — The Cassini spacecraft completed its 20-year mission to Saturn, after a series of maneuvers called the Grand Finale that sent one last set of extraordinary images back to earth. Any endeavor that lasts 20 years is something to applaud; one that...

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