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Rundown for August 17, 2011
12:05 PM EDT 2 Comments

President To Announce Jobs Plan

During his Midwest bus tour this week, President Obama met with Americans and small business owners, promising a “very specific plan” to create jobs and to control the deficit.

12:11 PM EDT 43 Comments

Do You Want Whipped Cream With That?

Why do fast food restaurants offer whipped cream and sugary sauces at no extra cost? Former F.D.A. commissioner David Kessler says the restaurants are sending us powerful cues that are rewiring our brains.

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Vice President Biden To Face Economic Questions On China Trip

Vice President Joe Biden arrived in China Wednesday for talks that will focus on the economy after the downgrading of U.S. debt and the market turmoil that followed.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Report: Child Poverty Up In Majority Of States

A new report finds that 20 percent of children in the U.S. were poor in 2009, hurting them academically and socially in the long run.

12:50 PM EDT 2 Comments

Revisiting Critic Gail Caldwell’s Memoir Of Friendship

Former Boston Globe book critic Gail Caldwell and fellow writer Caroline Knapp had a deep friendship that was cut short when Knapp died of lung cancer in 2002.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.