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Is a little less growth just fine? There's more to life than GDP, after all. After an analysis by government statisticians of the last three months, it turns out the economy did not grow 2.6 percent, it grew at more like 2.2 percent. More on that. The Credit Card industry has set a deadline of October 2015 to get more secure microchip-enabled credit cards in the hands of consumers to replace outdated magnetic stripe cards. A recent survey by CreditCards.com found that the industry is lagging behind this deadline, and that only a third of people have chip and pin credit cards. It’s a system widely used in other countries – so why is the rollout so slow here in the US? And D.C. is also taking its sewage and wringing out the methane in it, both to burn it for electricity for its own use, and to sell it. The future is to give up notion that some water is "pure" - it's got stuff in it, and water utilities are getting into the business of making as money as they can by getting it back to drinkable.