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Why Unhappy Cities Attract

Washington Post staffers Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham plot and interactive map using data from a recent working paper on happy (and unhappy) cities by economists Edward Glaeser and Oren Ziv at Harvard and Joshua Gottlieb at the University of British Columbia. Their research mines responses from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a national survey run by the CDC that has fueled most of what we know about the economics of happiness.

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The Brookings Institution

Robot Design and Policy

Brookings Institution fellow Heather Knight describes a series of important choices that humans face in designing robots that they will actually want to use and engage with, emphasizing that design considerations today can foreshadow policy choices in the future.

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Fortune Brands' Master Lock Adds Sentry Safe to Security Line

Per a press statement as part of second-quarter earnings, Fortune Brands announced that "it has acquired Sentry Safe, the leading manufacturer of personal safes with estimated annual sales of $150 million. The transaction closed on July 29, 2014 for $117.5 million and was funded from the Company's existing credit facilities. Sentry Safe will become part of Master Lock."

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