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  • Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, is developing a new line of planes with an unusual configuration: The aisle seats would be extended two inches to accommodate overweight passengers, but at the expense of an inch of room for everybody else. What

    America’s Couch Potato Problem Costs $117 Billion a Year

    The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued new guidelines for Americans’ physical activity for the first time in 10 years. The updated recommendations call for people to people to...

  • A Grim Forecast for 2020

    Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon macroeconomics, looks ahead to 2020 in a new report, noting that economic growth since mid-2016 has been stronger than the rate implied by rising...