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A former exec at Trader Joe?s grows another kind of grocery store

Mr. Rauch worked for 31 years at Trader Joe?s, the last 14 as a president. It took a few tries, but after a while, he started growing another food store ? Daily Table, located in a low-income neighborhood of Boston. ?I failed retirement,? says Rauch, his eyes crinkling when he smiles.

Law made in secret? That's not what makes health-care bill unusual

The Senate Republican health care bill was drafted behind closed doors. At the opening of the 1787 Constitutional Convention delegates voted to keep their proceedings secret. This doesn?t mean the 2017 process that produced the Senate?s proposed health care legislation was business as usual.

An offer Finns can't refuse? Helsinki woos car owners to give up their autos.

In Helsinki, Finland, a city that prides itself on its civic-mindedness, municipal authorities are looking at the challenge of phasing out the car in a different way: as a matter of efficiency and incentivization. ?It is a fact that on average, a privately owned car is used 4 percent of the time,? says Ville Lehmuskoski, chief executive officer of Helsinki City Transport, the municipal body responsible for the Finnish capital?s public transport infrastructure. ?If the need for cars in the Helsinki region could be lessened by only 25 percent,? Mr. Lehmuskoski continues, ?it would mean 100,000 fewer cars.

Ramadan? There's an app for that.

Ramadan is a holy month of reflection, prayer, and selflessness.

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