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Throwing lifelines to job seekers after incarceration

It's Wednesday morning and Brooke Wages is standing in front of a whiteboard, bouncing ideas off her startup partner Sarika Ram, a rising junior at Boston University, and writing out a game plan for the rest of the day. It's ...

In sluggish Russian economy, halal sees growth

The manager of a sausage factory near Moscow, Arslan Gizatullin says his halal business has been feeling the pinch—not so much from Russia's sluggish economy but competitors vying for a piece of a growing Islamic market.

Decentralising science may lead to more reliable results

Research results on drug-gene interactions are much less likely to be replicated if they are performed by hierarchical communities or close-knit groups of frequent collaborators who use similar methods, instead of independent ...

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