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Aging Metropolitan Areas Ranked

America is getting older, as medical science prolongs life expectancy and the fertility rate hovers at or even below the replacement rate. One metric for gauging the nation's aging is the median age - the age at which one half the population is younger and the other half is older. In 2000, the median age in the United States was 35.3. By 2013, the median age had increased to 37.5. But the nation's aging is by no means uniform. Each of the nation's 52 major metropolitan areas (over 1 million...

People Like to Keep Their Money - and Other Breaking News for Leftists

To paraphrase the knight who guarded the Holy Grail in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Ireland has chosen poorly. The Emerald Isle has decided to make itself decidedly less attractive to people the world over. Irish Budget Set to Phase Out Multinationals’ Favourable Tax Arrangement Ireland is set to announce sweeping changes to its corporate tax structure in its budget on Tuesday, phasing out a loophole that has allowed multinationals to save billions of dollars in tax on...

HBO Streaming Is Good News for All Entertainment Consumers

Acting on plans reported here a month ago, entertainment channel HBO has decided to end its thirty-plus-year dependence on cable and satellite distributors, announcing it will offer an online streaming video service beginning next year. Following a trail blazed by Netflix, Amazon.com, Acorn Media, and others, HBO will offer the service without a cable subscription in an effort to reach the ten-million-plus broadband-only homes, a category that is increasing steadily. In his announcement,...

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