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Transportation Nation

How Roads Are (Un)Made: The Unraveling of a Deal to Build an "Outer Beltway" in D.C. Suburbs

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Building a grand new road in a crowded metropolitan area requires as much diplomatic acumen as engineering ingenuity. So a plan to add a so-called outer beltway in the Washington, D.C. area could unravel over opposition to the closing of different, smaller local road. It may sound confusing, but this is how roads are built. 

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The Takeaway

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding: An Economic Boon for Britain?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

At a time when citizens in Britain are bracing for sharp spending cuts, Prince William, the heir to the throne, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. Many Britons hope the upcoming wedding will be a boost to the country's economy, with people in industries ranging from tourism to fashion and food retail reaping the financial benefits of the media storm. But some economists say royal weddings do not bring as much revenue they once did. We talk with Gillian Tett, a managing editor of the Financial Times, about the tourism revenue the wedding could bring in.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Engaged

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William has popped the question to longtime partner and university flat-mate Kate Middleton. Miss Middleton, of Berkshire is not royal or aristocratic, and the engagement is a signal of changing times, even in the stuffy upper-echelon of U.K. royal life. As the tabloids prepare for the next several months of wedding coverage, questions abound: how will this engagement be different? 

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