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Friday, February 3

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Monday, January 23

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Friday, January 20

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The Man Who Bought North Dakota

A profile of Harold Hamm, oil baron.

Wednesday, January 18

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Making It in America

The story of Standard Motor Products, a 92-year-old family-run auto parts manufacturer, and the transformation of the U.S. manufacturing industry.

Wednesday, January 11

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What the Bagel Man Saw

Lessons learned about white-collar crime from an economist turned bagel salesman whose business relied entirely on the honor system.

Sunday, January 8

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Barry Minkow: All-American Con Man

Con man turned pastor turned con man; a profile of a serial scammer and the movie he tried to make about himself.

Friday, January 6

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In Gold We Trust

On switching to the gold standard and a trip to the Yukon to witness the modern gold rush.

Saturday, December 24

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Business, Casual.

TheFacebook, as it was then called, had just reached 1.5 million users:
In the end, Zuckerberg says, quarrels over money rarely come up because money is not their priority. “We’re in a really interesting place because if you look at the assets we have, we’re fucking rich,” Zuckerberg adds. “But if you look at like the cash and the amount of money we have to live with, we’re dirt poor. All the stuff we own is tied up in random assets” like servers and the company itself. “Living like we do now, it’s, like, not that big of a deal for us. We’re not like, Aw man, I wish I had a million dollars now. Because, like, we kind of like living like college students and being dirty. It’s fun."

Friday, December 16

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Now That the Factories Are Closed, It’s Tee Time in Benton Harbor, Mich.

After decades of failed revitalization strategies, a town of 10,000 tries another.

Friday, December 9

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For families without options, that cheap motel may be their last resort

How the Mosley Motel, off U.S. 19 in Florida, became the temporary home to at least 27 families turned away from full shelters.

Tuesday, December 6

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Letter from Dublin

A pub’s-eye view of Ireland’s recent run of leaders.

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Letter from Dublin

A pub’s-eye view of Ireland’s recent run of leaders.