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Smartphones Tame Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

Phones are becoming more shopping-friendly and more consumers are willing to wait for online deals. This year's online sales boost signals an era of mobile shopping as retailers race to keep up.

With Rich History And Tax Breaks, Berlin Lures American Filmmakers

Berlin is a favorite among Hollywood's top directors and actors. In the past year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Homeland and Bridge of Spies were all shot on location in the German capital.

You'll Never Guess The Most Charitable Nation In The World

Hint: It's not the United States. (We're number 2). And it's definitely not a country from the Western world.

End Of Medicare Bonuses Will Cut Pay To Primary Care Doctors

A 10 percent bump in pay under the Affordable Care Act will expire at year-end. The bonus was supposed to help balance the reimbursement discrepancies between primary care providers and specialists.

Is Bigger Always Better? The Case For Starting Small With New Learning Ideas

"Will it scale?" is often the first thing we ask about an educational innovation. Two innovators argue that it's the wrong question.

Live Long And Prosper: Reviving An Idea For Income In Old Age

Some financial experts want to bring back tontines, a retirement planning tool. People pool their cash to buy a bond that makes regular payments. The catch: You have to be alive to collect the payout.

How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees and industry.

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

Inside Each Flu Shot, Months Of Virus Tracking And Predictions

Scientists worldwide face a yearly challenge in deciding what goes into the annual flu vaccine to make it effective. The job requires keeping tabs on a massive group of speedy, shape-shifting viruses.

After The Paris Attacks, The French Flag Makes A Roaring Comeback

The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.