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Big Business Is Getting Bigger | FiveThirtyEight

  If it seems like big business is getting bigger, it is. Over the last two decades, the largest U.S. companies have grown faster than the economy as a whole. And it’s the biggest of big businesses that are making up a larger and larger share of the growth. The …

Shrimp shortage leads to record prices – Aug. 16, 2013

  You may have to skimp on the shrimp this summer. Shrimp prices are skyrocketing to all-time highs, amid a disease that’s plaguing the three largest prawn producers: Thailand, China and Vietnam. White shrimp prices are nearing $6 a pound, up 56% from a year ago, according to an Urner …