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Investigating ExxonMobil, Black Box

“I had no idea when I started that for them journalists are bugs on a windshield and they’re driving down the highway. They’re beyond ‘no comment.’ And I had no idea how disciplined they were,” said Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia Journalism School and author of “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.”

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Week in Review: Jobs Data Hype, Tesco Blunder, Truffles and Autographs

Do we over-obsess about jobs data? Tesco overstates earnings by $422.1 million. Truffle glut knocks prices down 37 percent.

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Week in Review: Gloomy Global Market Signals, Business of Fusion, The Great Rip-Off

An unnerving drop in a range of global indicators this week rattled confidence in a sustained economic recovery; Lockheed Martin Corp announced a breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion; Anti-corruption NGO Global Witness this week launched ‘The Great Rip-Off: anonymous companies and their victims.’

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From Smartphones to Nerf Guns: How to Review Gadgets

While the gadget beat might seem pretty straightforward there’s more to quality coverage than one might realize. We chatted with Gizmodo’s reviews editor, Sean Hollister, about what makes a good gadgets reporter.

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Week in Review: Cautious Fed, Microsoft Intrigue, China versus U.S.

US central bankers hinted that the current era of ultra-low interest rates will last a little longer; Behind the scenes at Microsoft, Ballmer and Gates’ epic clash; the size of China’s economy may have surpassed that of the U.S., depending on how you do the math.

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