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  • Review: 'Rush' in concert, pleasing three generations of fans

    Culture Cafe Review: 'Rush' in concert, pleasing three generations of fans

    Classic rock band 'Rush' makes a stop in Chula Vista, CA as a part of their Time Machine Tour. The performance is fun for all rock fans.

  • Opinion 'Atlas Shrugged': With America on the brink, should you 'go Galt' and strike?

    In the face of onslaught, the heroes of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' (now in theaters) decided to stop working, retreat to a valley, and try to rebuild only when the country had collapsed. What we really need to reject, Rand advised, are the flawed moral ideals that cause our economic troubles.

  • Taco Bell lawsuit dropped after dismissal by plaintiff

    Taco Bell lawsuit dropped after dismissal by plaintiff

    Taco Bell lawsuit: The lawsuit over Taco Bell beef has been dismissed only after an expensive campaign by Taco Bell to combat negative publicity over their beef-to-filling ratio.

  • North Korea set to indict US Christian accused of proselytizing

    Jun Young-su, a member of a Christian church in California, was arrested in November, the latest in a series of Americans to be held by North Korea. Christian worship is banned in the North.

  • Opinion Muslim Americans: The dangers of lumping our friends in with our enemies

    Sen. Dick Durbin is holding Senate hearings on anti-Muslim bigotry today – an important move in the wake of Peter King's hearings on Muslim-American radicalization. Casting suspicion on all Muslim Americans violates American ideals and weakens a first line of defense against extremism.

  • 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.

  • Oil reaches $100 a barrel: Five winners, five losers

    Oil reaches $100 a barrel: Five winners, five losers

    With the price of energy soaring – oil passed $100 per barrel on Tuesday ­– long-haul truckers are hurting, but hybrid manufacturers are smiling. Californians feel the pinch at the pump while Midwesterners, closer to large fuel inventories, wonder what all the fuss is about. With gasoline now at $3.37 per gallon – 20 cents higher than last week, and rising daily – who is profiting from higher prices and who is not?

  • Darth Vader vs. Eminem: Did "The Force" fall short in ad war?

    The New Economy Darth Vader vs. Eminem: Did "The Force" fall short in ad war?

    Darth Vader VW Passat commercial got the most Super Bowl buzz. Eminem generated the most sales inquiries, auto website says.

  • Foreclosures on the rise: Is your city on the Top 10 list?

    Foreclosures on the rise: Is your city on the Top 10 list?

    Foreclosures have been huge in cities that rode the real estate bubble in the West and in Florida. But the fastest rise in foreclosures is taking place primarily in far less frothy metropolitan areas of the Southeast, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. North Carolina alone was home to four of the Top 10 fastest-rising foreclosure metros last year. While their foreclosure rates are still quite low compared with most places, these metros and their plight illustrate how the poor economy is driving the housing crisis now.

  • Taco Bell meat? Beef, says firm. Filling, says suit.

    The New Economy Taco Bell meat? Beef, says firm. Filling, says suit.

    Taco Bell meat has too little beef to be called beef, a lawsuit charges. 'Absolutely wrong,' the fast-food chain says of the suit.