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  • These hot sectors may stay warm in the second half of 2014

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters)
  • Holt retires after 50 years at at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

    Holt retires after 50 years at at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
    Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare. She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at the secluded...

    Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88

     Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88
    Biochemist Alexander Shulgin accidentally discovered one of the most famous and infamous party drugs of the 1980s. He synthesized a compound called MDMA in 1976 in his backyard laboratory and, as was his tradition, tried it out on himself. "First...

    Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him

    Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him
    SAN FRANCISCO — For more than two decades, Leland Yee climbed the political ladder in San Francisco. A child psychologist turned politician, Yee straddled opposing camps in the city's bare-knuckled political fights, appealing to both right and...

    Making potholes into art

    Making potholes into art
    It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...