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  • Stock market in first quarter: best this century?

    Stock market in first quarter: best this century?

    Stock market poised Thursday to turn in its best first-quarter performance since tech bubble. Can stock market keep climbing?

  • Obama's Libya speech: Did it outline where intervention is headed?

    Obama's Libya speech: Did it outline where intervention is headed?

    President Obama emphasized humanitarian goals in Libya and made it clear he wants the Qaddafi regime to fall. But he also insisted that regime change was not a goal of the coalition action, per se.

  • Eight ways $100 oil may affect you

    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.

  • Classic review: The Count of Monte Cristo

    Classic review: The Count of Monte Cristo

    A swashbuckling new edition of a story that never grows old.

  • Full Dark, No Stars

    Full Dark, No Stars

    King of horror Stephen King serves up a grimly captivating collection of tales with his usual skill.

  • Fall of Giants

    Fall of Giants

    Ken Follett’s “Century Trilogy” is off to a strong start with "Fall of Giants" – a massive, compelling story of World War I.

  • Washington: A Life

    Washington: A Life

    America’s first president emerges from this marvelous biography an admirable, flawed, and very human figure.

  • Boy Scouts group removes Mormons from leadership roles over religious beliefs

    Boy Scouts group removes Mormons from leadership roles over religious beliefs

    Boy Scouts: Church officials were initially thrilled earlier this month when the Stokes family volunteered as leaders, until they saw on the couple's application forms that they belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Tanzania takes the edge off an old Black Panther

    Tanzania takes the edge off an old Black Panther

    After 38 years in the bush of Tanzania, former Black Panther leader Pete O'Neal has shed his belligerent revolutionary fervor and today spends his time working with disadvantaged African children.

  • Opinion The dangers of seeing America as a 'Christian nation'

    Christian traditionalists see American freedom as derived from Christian faith. That flies in the face of the historical record – and it distorts today's political debates.