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  • Six steps to choosing the best refrigerator

    If you’ve had the pleasure of purchasing an appliance within the last 10 years you’re probably aware that things are not as simple as they once used to be. While technology has made many things in our lives easier, choosing the best refrigerator among hundreds of similar models isn’t one of them. Family size and lifestyle are only a few of the factors that influence a purchase. That said, armed with the right information and knowing what questions to ask can ease the process of finding the best refrigerator: 

  • Change Agent 12 simple ways to go green in 2012

    If many people resolve to make their lives just a little greener in 2012 it could make a huge difference.

  • Obama signs defense bill despite 'serious reservations'

    President Obama signed the $662 billion National Defense Authorization Act even though he said he has 'serious reservations' about provisions dealing with the treatment of suspected terrorists.

  • EPA unveils 'historic' air pollution rules. Can power industry cope?

    The EPA says its new rules to drastically reduce toxic air pollution will improve national health at a minimal cost. But the power industry says the rules could hurt the economy.
    12/21/2011 06:02 pm

  • Green energy: Silicon Valley leads a back-to-basics revolution

    Green energy has long aimed to overthrow fossil fuel's stranglehold on world power generation. But for now, Silicon Valley is taking green energy down a different path.
    12/14/2011 03:38 pm

  • Payroll tax vote blocked by Senate leaders. Bad sign?

    Payroll tax measure should have been a quick vote, according to some in Congress. But the Senate will not vote on the House's payroll tax cut until they "finish our most immediate concern first," says the Senate minority leader.
    12/14/2011 01:56 pm

  • Oil prices rise. US costs, OPEC sales hit records

    Oil prices: Americans will spend more than $448 billion on gasoline this year. Rise in oil prices also means more than $1 trillion for OPEC. 
    12/10/2011 05:41 pm

  • Mars rover gets 'engine' upgrade: Curiosity fueled by nuclear power

    The next Mars rover, Curiosity, is scheduled to launch Saturday. It's the first Mars rover to jettison solar panels for nuclear power, meaning it can go places and do things others couldn't. 
    11/22/2011 05:21 pm

  • Solyndra scandal probe widens as White House orders new review

    Faced with a growing scandal over the bankrupt Solyndra solar power company, the Obama administration has ordered an independent review of government loans to energy companies. Republican lawmakers say they'll subpoena internal White House communications on Solyndra.
    10/29/2011 06:03 pm

  • Solyndra: Did Energy Department break the law?

    Solyndra loan restructuring might violate federal law, Treasury worried, according to released e-mails. House panel aims to determine Energy Department's culpability in aiding Solyndra investors ahead of taxpayers.
    10/14/2011 12:51 pm

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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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