This article was updated on April 3 to reflect the employment situation summary released that day.
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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is widely regarded as the start of the winter holiday shopping season in the United States. Each November, newsrooms gear up to cover this annual rite of retail, dispatching journalists to shopping malls and discount stores in the early morning to report on the frenzied — and sometimes violent — competition for the best deals of the day.
U.S. states that struggle with government corruption tend to become more corrupt after gaining revenue from natural resources, according to a new paper in Political Research Quarterly.
Conversely, states that are less corrupt and gain natural resource windfalls tend to resist becoming more corrupt.
Massachusetts charter schools that give their donors a seat on their governing boards raise more money, take on less debt and have greater enrollment growth than those that don’t, recent research finds.