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  • Occupy Wall Street: Protesters block shipping ports

    Occupy Wall Street: Protesters block shipping ports

    Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked gates at some of the busiest ports on the West Coast on Monday. The "Occupy ports" demonstrations are the Occupy Wall Street movement's biggest actions since being evicted from most of their tent camps nationwide.

  • Hurricane Irene: big storm, but its economic punch?

    Hurricane Irene: big storm, but its economic punch?

    Hurricane Irene may disrupt tourist activity along the Outer Banks and the rest of the East Coast. But it's unlikely to kill it.

  • Work at home: Take pay cut. Come out ahead.

    Work at home: Take pay cut. Come out ahead.

    To be able to work at home a few days a week, some employees agree to a pay cut. Work at home for half the time and you could save as much as $6,800 a year.

  • Carmageddon in Los Angeles: So what was the big deal anyway?

    Carmageddon in Los Angeles: So what was the big deal anyway?

    Carmageddon – warnings about traffic mayhem when Los Angeles had to close I-405 for a weekend – turns out to have been not such a big deal. Most Angelenos just stayed home.

  • Carmageddon hits Los Angeles: Five ways to cope

    Carmageddon hits Los Angeles: Five ways to cope

    “Carmageddon” is upon us! The 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile segment of the 405 freeway, Los Angeles’s busiest traffic corridor, began at 7 p.m., Friday evening. For months, bulb-lit billboards have warned the city of severe traffic delays, while newspapers and TV stations ask whether apocalyptic congestion will keep 500,000 travelers from getting where they need to go for nearly three days. How are Los Angelenos coping? Here are five ways:

  • Hunker down or flee? Los Angelenos gird for 'carmageddon' on I-405

    Hunker down or flee? Los Angelenos gird for 'carmageddon' on I-405

    With the shutdown of the key I-405 freeway in Los Angeles this weekend threatening 'carmageddon,' city residents and businesses are finding ways to help one another cope.

  • Long Beach Airport crash probe planned

    Long Beach Airport crash probe planned

    Long Beach Airport: A salvage company took the wreckage to a facility near Palmdale where federal investigators will examine it and try to determine the cause of the crash, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Tsunami warning prompts limited evacuations in 2 Wash. counties

    Tsunami warning prompts limited evacuations in 2 Wash. counties

    Tsunami warning: The tsunami was expected to hit the Washington coast starting at about 7 a.m. with the largest wave — about 3.3 feet — expected at Moclips in Grays Harbor County, said Rob Harper, a state Emergency Management spokesman.

  • In Pictures The Dalai Lama's career

    Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, who recently announced his retirement from the political aspect of his role, was born in 1935. The Dalai Lama said on March 10 that he plans to formally step down as political leader in a widely anticipated move seen as modernizing the Tibetan government-in-exile.

  • Five ways Americans are coping with $4 a gallon gas prices

    Five ways Americans are coping with $4 a gallon gas prices

    While Americans are paying an average of $3.51 per gallon to fill up their gas tanks, the average is far higher – $3.90 – in California due largely to laws requiring specific blends for emission standards. How do people cope with $4 gas prices? One is buying fewer lattes, another is following dubious web tips and filling up only in the morning. Here are five portraits of taken from two California gas stations where the prices were $4.01 and $4.11 for a gallon of regular Tuesday.