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  • What recovery? Top 10 cities losing jobs

    For some regions of the US, talk of an economic recovery is more wishful thinking than reality. Here are the top 10 metropolitan areas that continue to struggle with unemployment, from the Carpet Capital of the World to the home of an Ivy League university.

  • Hunger Games: anti-family or bonding tool?

    Is “The Hunger Games” franchise subversively anti-family, or a family bonding tool? So far, many parents seem to be voting with their wallets. “The Hunger Games” movie has now surpassed the $300 million mark in total ticket sales, cleaning up for the third straight week at the box office.

  • ‘Hunger Games’ is an opportunity to bond for many families

    Family members have been reading ‘The Hunger Games’ books and plan to see the movie together next week. Tales of multigenerational bonding over this harsh parable abound.

  • Fantasy goes dark

    As new franchises replace 'Harry Potter' and 'Twilight' a grimmer, more apocalyptic tone haunts the story line.

  • Rural grocery stores fade, but some towns fight back

    Rural grocery stores fade, but some towns fight back

    Rural grocery stores are being reinvented by town councils, coops, even high school students. When

  • NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    It’s the nature of the NCAA tournament beast. Of the 11 Big East Conference teams that made the tournament field, two remain (Connecticut and Marquette). That’s the same number of Mountain West Conference teams still competing in the round of 16 (BYU and San Diego State). The field has already lost a No. 1 seed (Pittsburgh), and sees four teams from the bottom half of the seeding still breathing (No. 12 Richmond, two No. 11 seeds: Virginia Commonwealth and Marquette, and No. 10 Florida State). Oh, and Butler’s back. Here’s our rundown of Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups. YOUR PICKS: Who do you have moving into the Elite Eight?

  • Report: 15 cases where sex offenders got jobs at US schools

    Not only are sex offenders finding work as teachers, they are getting recommendations from school officials eager for them to move elsewhere. A GAO report examines 15 case studies.

  • 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows': Do the films stand on their own?

    'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows': Do the films stand on their own?

    The cinematic versions of 'Harry Potter' lack the 'oomph' of the books. Film critics say some have been too derivative. Potter fans say they aren't faithful enough.

  • The Big 12 and the economics of realignment

    The Sports Economist The Big 12 and the economics of realignment

    A look at which factors and interests come into play in the impending break-up of the Big 12 college conference.

  • In Pictures March Madness mascots

    The Baylor mascot jokes with fans before a second-round game against Florida State in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament March 26, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 85-47.