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It's so confusing. One day, voters in south-central Wisconsin hear state Assembly candidate Steve Nass advocate one side of an issue. Next day: the other side. You'd almost think he is one of those politicians who will say anything to get himself elected. Except in this case, there's no flip-flop. Stephen L. Nass is a Republican, running for reelection. Steven J. Nass is a Democrat seeking his first term from a neighboring district.


Endre Pasztor has had it with cars. He'll never buy another. And not just because he's well into his retirement years. The Budapest, Hungary, resident now has lost two vehicles in three years because of the undercurrent of violence in a capital struggling to emerge from decades of economic decline under communism. Both times, he innocently parked too close to others that became targets of bomb explosions in feuds between street gangs or business rivals. Both sets of wheels were destroyed.

Houston tops survey of most popular cities for relocations

Many employees aren't thrilled at the thought of moving for the company, but if the destination is Houston, it might not be so bad after all. An annual survey by Danbury, Conn.-based Cendant Mobility, which bills itself as the world's largest relocation company, cited the Texas metropolis for after-tax living costs that are 5 percent under the national average and housing costs 21 percent below the national median. Atlanta wouldn't be a bad choice either, the study found, with similarly priced houses and high area wages. Cendant Mobility's list of the most popular cities for relocating employees in the US last year:

1. Houston

2. Atlanta

3. Dallas

4. Chicago

5. New York

6. Denver

7. Charlotte, N.C.

8. Stamford, Conn.

9. San Francisco

10. Washington

- PR Newswire

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