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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.

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Jace Clayton Translates Stocks Into Sound

As a wild week on Wall Street comes to a close, experimental musician Jace Clayton shares his current work-in-progress: a composition that translates stocks' movements into sound.

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Parallels

China's Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce

Shanghai's stock market rose Friday and investors are relieved. That doesn't change the fact that China's economy is undergoing a wrenching transition away from manufacturing, with more pain to come.

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