Journalist and novelist (NYT bestseller EVERYBODY RISE, amazon.com/Everybody-Rise). cliffordwrites@gmail.com.

New England Lit - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EASE AND PLENTY By Ramona Ausubel308 pp. Riverhead, $27. Ausubel's new novel begins in 1976 with a married couple, Fern and Edgar, romping with their kids around their summer house on the Martha's Vineyard waterfront.

Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags

nytimes.com — Where companies cannot change sizes - as in clothing or appliances - they have warned that prices will be going up, as the costs of cotton, energy, grain and other raw materials are rising. "Consumers are generally more sensitive to changes in prices than to changes in quantity," John T.

Make Room for Deals After Turkey This Year

nytimes.com — There was an outcry last year when some retailers opened at midnight on Thanksgiving, with workers and shoppers saying the holiday should be reserved for family, not spent lining up for the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Alcohol Isn’t Worth the Trouble for Some Chain Restaurants

nytimes.com — Some restaurant chains are turning to the bottle during the rough economy, but the liquoring up has produced mostly headaches, not happiness. Outlets that specialize in quick and cheap daytime meals - including Starbucks, Sonic and Guy & Gallard, the New York chain - have been experimenting with adding alcohol to their menus.

Noticias, análisis y opinión

Christian Science Paper to End Daily Print Edition

nytimes.com — After a century of continuous publication, The Christian Science Monitor will abandon its weekday print edition and appear online only, its publisher announced Tuesday. The cost-cutting measure makes The Monitor the first national newspaper to largely give up on print.

Bank tellers, with access to accounts, pose a rising security risk - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — Bank robbers used to burst into banks brandishing guns and bearing notes demanding cash to the teller behind the window. Today, the thieves may be on the other side of the counter.

Bank Tellers, With Access to Accounts, Pose a Rising Security Risk

nytimes.com — Bank robbers used to burst into banks brandishing guns and bearing notes demanding cash to the teller behind the window. Today, the thieves may be on the other side of the counter.

For Victims, an Overloaded Court System Brings Pain and Delays

nytimes.com — It had gone on for almost four years, Maxima Allen said as she sat on a hard bench in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn over the summer. She did not need notes to remember the date - Dec. 20, 2011 - that her son Alfredo was stabbed with scissors on the basketball court of Erasmus High School, causing irreversible brain damage.

Police Testify on Housing Project’s Dangers at Officer’s Manslaughter Trial

nytimes.com — The Brooklyn housing project where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed man, Akai Gurley, was notoriously dangerous, according to testimony drawn out on Tuesday by lawyers for the officer, Peter Liang. Two police officers who patrolled housing projects and responded to a radio call of a shooting at the Louis H.
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Jul 20, 2016

RT @ThatMaggieM: This is riveting and devastating: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-Day Hunt for Food in a Starving Land  http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-venezuela-diary/ 

Jul 20, 2016

So intrigued by the man boarding Amtrak, riding solo, and carrying two large, hot pizzas


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