Economics

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Librarian and privacy advocate Jessamyn West was outraged when she heard about the massive data breach affecting 134 million people at credit reporting agency Equifax. So the Randolph librarian decided to sue the multi-billion dollar company in Vermont Small Claims Court.

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The number of tigers on the planet has dropped from 100,000 to about 3,500 in the last 100 years. Atlantic Salmon, once so plentiful in the northeast, numbered just 1,200 in U.S. waters by 2006. Reversing these trends will be as much based in economics as conservation.