Today's Takeaway | March 5, 2013

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Charles Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, hold a news conference at the U.S Capitol on the eve of the budget sequester. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Sequestration: Is our Budget System Broken? | New Obama Appointees for E.P.A., Energy, and OMB | How 'Qualified Private Activity Bonds' Subsidize Corporate Projects | Unique American Attractions: Coral Castle | Fighting for Wrestling to Stay in the Olympics | What It Takes To Restore The Voices of Performers Like Adele

Sequestration: Is Our Budget System Broken?

The United States is officially in the midst of the sequester. Lawrence White, a professor of economics at NYU's Stern School of Business, explains how sequestration will impact the e...

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New Obama Appointees for E.P.A., Energy, and OMB

President Obama has announced three new cabinet appointments for departments under serious scrutiny: Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budge...

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How Public Bonds End Up Financing Wineries, Golf Courses, and More

They’re called “qualified private activity bonds,” and they’re intended to encourage public works through a tax break. In reality, though, they often go to subsidize private project...

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What Makes Our Cities Unique: The Coral Castle

As part of our series on unique places around the country, today we visit the Coral Castle of Miami, Florida. Edward Leedskalnin, a Latvian immigrant, carved the series of structures ...

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In Praise of The Edsel

In the annals of disappointments, Ford's Edsel holds a special place. The Edsel, once the name of the heir to the Ford Empire, eventually became the word for dud. The man who designed...

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Iran, Russia, and United States Join Forces

Now here's something the United States, Russia, and Iran can all agree on: Wrestling should stay in the Olympics. Mike Novogratz is leading the campaign to save the sport's place in the Olympics.

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What It Takes To Restore The Voices of Performers Like Adele

Dr. Steven Zeitels is a world-renowned throat surgeon who has treated hundreds of singers and performers including Adele, James Taylor, and many others who have developed successful c...

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