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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A man looks at a Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on 9/13/13. As the city government struggles to pay off its debts, some suggest selling off some of the DIA's collection. (Andrew Burton/Getty)

Economist Claims U.S. Economic Recovery Best Yet | Why Fortune 500 Companies Will Become Leaders in Innovation | $330 Million Pledged to Save Detroit's Art Collection | Russia Tries to Curb Growing HIV Rates With Drug Addiction Program | Kentucky Bourbon Jim Beam is Turning Japanese | Why MTV's '16 and Pregnant' May Reduce Teenage Pregnancy

Economist Claims U.S. Economic Recovery Best Yet

While most economists are still arguing about why our economy still has such a long way to go, Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, says that when comparing past recessions and crashes, the U.S. economy is performing fairly typically. As an economist familiar with controversy, Rogoff joins The Takeaway to discuss his provocative premise.

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Kentucky Bourbon Jim Beam is Turning Japanese

The demand for bourbon is growing around the world, and foreign companies are taking notice. On Monday, the Japanese whiskey and beer company Suntory announced it was acquiring the owner of Maker's Mark and Jim Bean for $13.6 billion. Will this acquisition mash up culturally speaking? Charles K. Cowdery, the author of "Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey," explains how an inherently American product is becoming an international drink-of-choice.

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MTV's '16 and Pregnant' May Reduce Teenage Pregnancy

While some have criticized the MTV shows "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" for making stars out of very young mothers, a new study co-authored by economist Melissa Kearney indicates that these shows may have helped reduce the teenage pregnancy rate by nearly six percent.

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Today's Highlights | January 14, 2014

Why Fortune 500 companies will end up becoming leaders in innovation—not tech start-ups like we are seeing today...In Detroit, a group of local and national philanthropists have put together a $330 million deal to save the Detroit Institute of Art collection...In Russia, 1.3 million have the life-threatening virus that causes AIDS. A look at Russia's HIV epidemic....

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