Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Me Cuesta

I’m a native English speaker. In Spanish class I was wrongly taught that the basic word “costs” translates as costar — so when you’re talking prices with a merchant, you should be saying ¿Cuánto cuesta? Except that’s wrong. When I spent … Continue reading

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David Hale laying out the basic facts, in one minute each, on: US housing demand developing-country demand for automobiles volatility in agricultural prices Did you know? Americans burn down 400,000 houses … Continue reading

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If you added up all the college education of Steinbeck, Hemingway, Faulkner you’d get almost to spring break of freshman year. … Contemporary writing … has been influenced by the mid-century French style: psychological. Exploring your inner thoughts. Most [American] … Continue reading

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In total, our entire string of operating companies spent $8.2 billion for property, plant and equipment in 2011, smashing our previous record by more than $2 billion. About 95% of these outlays were made in the U.S., a fact that … Continue reading

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