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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use and abuse of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

Dr. Curtis Chen

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

Why Should Maconites Vote On Raising Taxes For Economic Development?

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert has proposed giving voters in Macon-Bibb County a voice on whether they'd accept raising taxes. GPB's Michael Caputo talked with a top economic development official on the unusual non-binding vote.

As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives

Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.

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