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  • 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. 

  • Michelle Obama: 8 food and garden tips, stories from the First Lady

    8 stories and pieces of advice from Michelle Obama's new book 'American Grown'

  • John F. Kennedy: 15 quotes on his birthday

    John F. Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917. To mark what would have been his 95th birthday, here are 15 memorable JFK quotes.

  • Facebook IPO: Six key dates in its debacle

    Facebook's first week as a publicly traded company will go down as a terribly botched corporate launch, perhaps one of the worst in recent history for such a highly visible entity. Eight days ago, it was the tech world's most highly anticipated initial public offering in eight years. Now, the social media company faces mounting legal woes and serves as an embarrassing example of how not to run an IPO. Despite rising insider pessimism about its growth prospects, Facebook kept boosting its asking price and the number of shares it would sell. The result: billions of dollars in losses; investigations by two congressional committees, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an industry watchdog, and the state of Massachusetts; at least 13 class-action lawsuits; and thousands of resentful shareholders who days later still were unsure how many Facebook shares they had or at what price. Here are six key dates in Facebook's unfolding IPO disaster.

  • Spurs and Thunder star in NBA’s Western Conference Finals: 10 extra dimensions

    The clash of the Spurs and Thunder in the NBA’s Western Conference finals may fly a bit under the national radar when it opens Sunday. Here are 10 factors that make this showdown intriguing.

  • John Cheever: 10 quotes on his birthday

    On what would be his 100th birthday, here are 10 memorable quotes from John Cheever.

  • Prince William: 8 stories from the new book 'The Man Who Will Be King'

    Writer Penny Junor explores the man second in line to the throne in her new book "The Man Who Will Be King."

  • Major gay marriage cases in federal court and where they stand

    Battles over same-sex marriage have been raging in the federal courts for several years. Two could reach the US Supreme Court within a year: one challenging California's ban on gay marriage under Proposition 8, and the other seeking to invalidate the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Here are the cases to follow.

  • From Willie Horton to windsurfing: Five top political attack ads

    Political attacks ads: love 'em or hate 'em, but they’re here to stay, and this election year stands to be a watershed moment in their use. Here's a look at what are considered to be some of the most memorable and effective attack ads utilized over the years. 

  • Queen Victoria: 6 stories from her diaries

    A new website features the entire text of Queen Victoria's diaries. Here are six excerpts.

  • After graduation: Five real-world steps to success

    With graduation day around the corner, Modern Parenthood caught up with Cindy Brown, author of the book “The Girls Guide to Swagger,” to ask her what her top tips would be for new graduates going off into the “real world.” 

  • Opinion 6 factors that will determine concessions from Iran

    Can war with Iran can be avoided? In recent talks with the West in Baghdad, Iran showed some greater flexibility about its nuclear program. But Iran has a history of trickery in the nuclear arena. Whether Tehran will cooperates with Western demands depends on the following six factors.

  • Could 'fiscal cliff' push US into recession? Four questions answered.

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warned in a report Tuesday that if Congress does not deal with a raft of fiscal measures by Dec. 31, the US could enter another recession. So what is this fiscal cliff and what is Congress doing about it? 

  • Where gas prices are highest

    Gasoline is a very visible price, and closely watched by many drivers.  Petroleum prices impact many products, from food to industrial production.  While the cost of crude is the major factor in gasoline price volatility, some countries levy taxes on fossil fuels.   Here are ten countries where high gas prices are the norm, according to British insurance firm Staveley Head.

  • Bob Dylan: 20 best lyrics on his birthday

    For legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's birthday, here are our picks for his 20 best lyrics of all time.

  • 4 noteworthy new novels: What happens when a past love reappears?

    These four new novels all feature the specter of a past relationship.

  • Commencement season: Speakers share inspiration, insight, and advice with college grads

    It’s college graduation season and the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance,” which began in late April, will be heard at commencement ceremonies until mid-June. Many more speeches have yet to be given that impart the usual pearls of wisdom and advice on pursuing dreams, being daring, and contributing to society. Here’s a sampling of excerpts from speeches given to graduates around the country.

  • Bob Moog: 6 artists influenced by his work

    On what would have been Moog's 78th birthday, here are 6 musicians whose work was influenced by his groundbreaking technologies.

  • Andy Cohen: 7 stories from his new book

    In his new memoir 'Most Talkative,' the Bravo executive and host recounts everything from high school to crazy experiences on his talk show.

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