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May 2, 2012 — Next week, Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol finally arrives in paperback, along with Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton's memoir, journalist Fareed Zakaria's update on the post-American world, journalist Annie Jacobsen's look inside a top secret U.S. military base, and journalist Mitchell Zuckoff's true tale of the survivors in a WWII plane crash.
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Jun 30, 2011 — America's dominance on the world stage is fading, says commentator and CNN host Fareed Zakaria. He explains why the U.S. is now lagging behind other countries on key indices such as patent creation and job growth — and what that could mean for America's economic future.
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May 25, 2009 — In his new book, Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, economist Jeff Rubin says rising oil prices will lead to a major restructuring of our economy and lifestyles.
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Jan 11, 2008 — Foreign policy experts Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen got their starts in the Clinton administration. In The Next American Century, they lay out some dos and don'ts for America moving forward. Michele Norris talks with the authors about their book.
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Apr 27, 2005 — With the expiration of apparel quotas, China is expected to dominate the world T-shirt market. Many of those T-shirts are sewn in factories in and around Shanghai, China's busiest and fastest-growing city.
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Apr 27, 2005 — Georgetown University economist Pietra Rivoli spent five years studying what T-shirts can teach us about the global economy and how it impacts our everyday lives, an effort culminating in the book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy. The excerpt below, from chapter 9 of her book, discusses how the lifting of textile and clothing quotas is expected to lead to greater Chinese dominance — to the detriment of exports from other developing countries.
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Apr 26, 2005 — Much of the world's cotton comes from Texas, even though it's not a particularly great place to grow the crop. Big subsidies and heavy technology and R&D spending have helped the United States dominate the global cotton trade for two centuries.
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Apr 26, 2005Georgetown University economist Pietra Rivoli spent five years studying T-shirts and what they can teach us about the global economy, an effort culminating in the book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy. In this excerpt, she discusses how Texas cotton growers have managed to maximize their profits:
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Apr 26, 2005 — This book excerpt comes from the preface of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, by Pietra Rivoli, copyright 2005, and is used by permission of the publisher.
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