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Politics Majority of Americans favor ties with Cuba, Atlantic Council via New York Times Congressional job approval at 12% in February, Gallup Why it matters what the public thinks about Yellen, The Monkey Cage

Economy Job openings and labor turnover, December 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics February survey of consumer expectations, New York Fed Where do low-wage workers live?, Brookings States embrace earned-income credit, The Pew Charitable Trusts 66% of U.S. workers did not have a 4-year college degree in 2011, Cleveland Fed How long it takes Walmart, Google, others to bring in $1 million, The Economist Long-term labor-market consequences of the Clean Air Act, NBER

Health & Society Couples, the internet, and social media, Pew Research Center NBC single-handedly pays for a fifth of all Olympic Games, The Washington Post Do Facebook couples believe in the same god? Facebook Negative views of healthcare law rise, RAND Corporation College graduates work more, out-earn non-grads, Pew Research Center Students taking AP exams nearly doubled in past decade, College Board 73% of children consumed caffeine on any given day, American Academy of Pediatrics

International OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.6% in December, OECD Post-mortem on economic forecasts during and after financial crisis, OECD Gay rights in Russia and the former Soviet republics, Fact Tank

Random Sample Visualization of Olympic medal winners and various indicators, The Huffington Post

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