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  • Credit cards: Top 4 tips for retirees

    Credit cards make sense in retirement, as long as you don't slack off on managing your credit. Seniors who maintain a healthy credit history and high FICO scores will benefit – not only from low interest rates and better terms on loans, but also from leveraging lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses to earn thousands in free travel, cash back, or other merchandise. The key is to use credit cards responsibly. Here are four tips on how to use your credit cards in retirement: 

  • Three things to watch for in Euro 2012

    It’s day one of the Euro 2012 championship, the world’s most prestigious soccer tournament after the World Cup. Will Spain defend their title, or will a challenger like Germany or the Netherlands usurp the throne? How will Poland and Ukraine perform as the tournament’s first Eastern European hosts? Here are three things to watch for as the month-long tournament unfolds:

  • Iran's nuclear program: 4 things you probably didn't know

    Do the US and Israel believe that Iran has a nuclear weapons program?  Did President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad really promise to "wipe Israel off the map"?  The answers may surprise you.

  • Father's Day: 7 comic hardcovers for Dad

    Forget the tie – from current comics to some classics, here are 7 great hardcover comic collections that would make great Father's Day gifts.

  • Father's Day: 10 great books for Dad

    All of these books are entertaining and put fathers in the spotlight.

  • 10 best books of June, according to Amazon

    Amazon editors pick their 10 favorite June 2012 books.

  • Syria conflict: 5 warring factions

    Syria is at the nexus of some of the Middle East's most central problems, meaning that fallout from its uprising is likely to ripple, in unpredictable ways, through the region. Here's a brief guide to the actors in the conflict.

  • 5 secrets hidden in Google's tribute to the first drive-in theater

    To commemorate the opening of the first drive-in theater in New Jersey, in 1933, Google unveiled another of its nostalgic doodle. But, Google being Google, it hid several secrets codes and allusions. Have you spotted all of Google's inside jokes?

  • Harry Potter: 4 of the most famous parodies

    As 'Potted Potter' arrives off-Broadway, here are 4 other well-known parodies of the boy wizard's story.

  • Ray Bradbury: His 10 best books

    The Monitor picks the 10 best titles from sci-fi titan Ray Bradbury.

  • Life with student debt: tales from 4 college grads

    College costs have soared in the past decade, rising much faster than inflation. The result: More students borrow – so much so that cumulative student loan debt now tops $1 trillion, more than Americans owe on credit cards. Some grads pay $700 or more a month. How do they swing it?

  • Decriminalize marijuana? Four ways America's views of pot are changing

    As polls show national opinion toward marijuana use steadily changing toward greater acceptance, laws are changing and ballot initiatives are coming before voters. 

  • Bestselling books the week of 6/7/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • June weddings: 7 measures of matrimony

    June has traditionally been the most popular month for Americans to wed. Here are some facts about the American wedding landscape.

  • Richard Scarry: his 10 best books

    These 10 titles are the best of children's author Richard Scarry's literary output.

  • Game of Thrones: 12 burning questions as Season Two ends

    Here are the top 12 questions I'm left with after watching last night's season finale of Season Two of "Game of Thrones."

  • 5 games to look for at E3 2012

    The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is one of the most anticipated video game shows of the year. This time around, developers and designers from companies such as Activision and Electronic Arts will be showcasing their new and unreleased products among about 200 registered exhibitors. Here are five games to look for this year – but we also want to hear from you. Let us know about your most anticipated titles in the comments. 

  • Opinion 5 solutions for Mexico's drug violence and security challenges

    Drug violence has made an impact in Mexico and threatens to escalate and surpass the US border. This challenge could have far-reaching consequences for Central and North American security. Unless we act now to solve these common issues, we are placing the future competitiveness and prosperity of the entire region at risk. Here are five main points of action to move forward on Mexico's security challenges.

  • Opinion 4 ways Congress can help American businesses

    The US unemployment hovers around 8.2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is struggling to remain above 12,000. The message is clear: This recovery from the Great Recession is still fragile. Legislators should focus their attention on these four straightforward policy changes to help American commerce.

  • 10 cars that tell the story of America

    From Paul Ingrassia's book 'Engines of Change,' the author and car aficionado tells the story of America through automobiles.

  • Marilyn Monroe: 8 quotes on her birthday

    On June 1, 2012 – which would have been the movie star's 86th birthday – here are 8 of Marilyn Monroe's most often repeated quotes.

  • National Spelling Bee: 10 winning business words

    In the National Spelling Bee’s 85-year existence, a wide range of words have crowned the winners – from science words like ‘crustaceology,’ to musical terms such as ‘soubrette,’ and ‘appoggiatura.’ The list of winning words also includes several that could slide right into the pages of this newspaper’s business section. In honor of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee, here are 10 business words from past years that have determined the champion. Will this year’s winning word make the list?

  • What would happen if Greece exited the eurozone?

    Rumors are rife of a Greek exit from the eurozone. While no country has yet dropped the common currency, there are some indications of what will transpire if Greece does.

  • Bestselling books the week of 5/31/12, according to IndieBound*

    What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

  • 10 voices for change in Saudi Arabia

    From a conservative sheikh to a pioneering female pediatrician, these are just a few of Saudis who are vocally advocating for change in their country. 

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