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  • Eight ways $100 oil may affect you

    In recent weeks, the price of a barrel of oil has stayed at about $100 a barrel, and gasoline prices have been edging closer to $4 a gallon. The costs are apparently due to events half a world away, in the Middle East. Even though plenty of oil is around, there is fear of further disruptions, and consumers, business people, and politicians have all been making adjustments. Here are eight ways that higher energy prices are starting to affect America.
    03/21/2011 06:16 pm

  • China grabs Latin America, well ahead of Obama's outreach

    In the past year, China has secured some $65 billion in regional deals. President Obama's current visit to Latin America is seen as a counteracting move.
    03/21/2011 04:41 pm

  • Why Charlie Sheen and Muammar Qaddafi aren’t winning the media

    The cases of Charlie Sheen and Muammar Qaddafi underscore what analysts say: Media's role is to tell and sell, and not to assist with brand management.
    03/18/2011 07:00 pm

  • Japan. Libya. The deficit. Did Obama have time to go on ESPN?

    After Obama announced his 'bracket' choices on live TV, he drew fire from Republicans for not focusing more on world crises and the deficit. Was his ESPN appearance a bit of March Madness?
    03/17/2011 04:44 pm

  • Reports: Lax oversight, 'greed' preceded Japan nuclear crisis

    Reports suggest that greed within the worldwide nuclear industry, combined with an insufficient UN watchdog and lax oversight of Japan's nuclear plants, contributed to the Japan nuclear crisis.
    03/16/2011 12:25 pm

  • Japan nuclear plant, Libya show challenge of 'energy security'

    The scramble to control the Fukushima nuclear reactor serves as a sharp reminder of the risks in one alternative source of energy, even as Libya fighting has raised concerns about world oil supplies. Obama and Boehner step into the policy fray.
    03/12/2011 03:04 pm

  • Obama defends energy policy as gas prices rise

    President Obama, under attack from Republicans over higher gas prices, counterpunched on Friday, saying domestic oil production is at its highest level since 2003.
    03/11/2011 04:21 pm

  • Fat Tuesday: biggest crowds since Katrina? Big Easy hopes so.

    Fat Tuesday celebration expected to be largest since hurricane Katrina. New Orleans firms need big influx of Fat Tuesday tourists.
    03/08/2011 07:37 am

  • Spring break deals? Plentiful in Panama City, Fla.

    Spring break deals are popping in Panama City Beach, Fla. Airboat tours, limousine rides, and hot wings are some of the spring break deals available to students.
    03/06/2011 10:46 pm

  • Europe rethinks dependence on Libyan oil

    Italy and Spain depend on Libya for as much as 22 percent and 13 percent of total crude consumption, respectively, a supply not easily replaced on short notice.
    02/23/2011 06:07 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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