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Books

Robert Schimmel, Laughing Through A Cancer Fight

Comedy Central named him one of its 100 best comics, but life hasn't been all laughs for Robert Schimmel. Still, it was his sense of humor that kept him sane when cancer killed his sitcom deal — and threatened to kill him.

Robert Schimmel, Laughing Through A Cancer Fight
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Thursday

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Economy

Cars In Crisis? A View From The Detroit Auto Show

Paul Eisenstein reports from the Detroit Auto Show on the state of the auto industry. Eisenstein has covered cars for over 30 years; he currently reports for the independent news service The Detroit Bureau.

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Tuesday

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Economy

Healthcare: The Key To Economic Stimulus?

Macroeconomist Dean Baker sees opportunity in the current economic crisis. In a recent editorial for The Guardian, Baker recommended that President-elect Barack Obama boost the economy by spending on national health insurance.

Healthcare: The Key To Economic Stimulus?
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Remembrances

Donald Westlake: Hard-Boiled To The End

The award-winning mystery writer died from a heart attack on Dec. 31 at the age of 75. Westlake wrote more than 100 novels and numerous screenplays, including the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for The Grifters.

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