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  • American dream thriving in boomtown -- Williston, N.D.

    This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended. For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
  • Mexico's Senate approves rules for opening energy industry

    Mexico's plan to radically expand its energy sector passed its final legislative hurdle Wednesday, leaving behind 76 years of state monopoly for an uncertain future driven by competition. The Mexican Senate voted 90-27 to pass the so-called secondary...
  • Mexico plan to expand energy sector passes final hurdle

    MEXICO CITY Mexico's plan to radically expand its energy sector passed its final legislative hurdle Wednesday, leaving behind 76 years of state monopoly for an uncertain future driven by competition. The Mexican Senate voted 90-27 to pass the so-called...
  • Birds lovers take on towering task for chimney swifts

    Birds lovers take on towering task for chimney swifts
    Sometimes on summer evenings, Marion Miller likes to sit in her lawn chair and enjoy the air show happening overhead. With soft and rapid twittering, small smudge-gray birds known as chimney swifts gather at sunset and with amazing precision whip in...
  • Toyota first quarter profit rise beats estimates, U.S. sales outlook raised

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp posted a forecast-beating 4.4 percent rise in April-June operating profit and raised its North America vehicle sales target for the year to next March, boosted by strong sales of SUVs and pickup trucks in the United...
  • Travel Books: Peru hikes, exploring the northern territories

    Travel Books: Peru hikes, exploring the northern territories
    "Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast" Smithsonian Books, $40 Too much emphasis is placed on observing man-made borders rather than on just experiencing the natural contours and geography of the Earth for its own sake. A case in...
  • Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter

    NEW YORK (JTA) — When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones' tortured 1969 track "Gimme Shelter" popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a...
  • A tale of two carbon taxes

    Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
  • Course Source: Lake Chabot, Le Chateau Montebello

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Course Source: Lake Chabot, Le Chateau Montebello IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland, Calif. THE LAYOUT: Lake Chabot reopened in April 2007 after completion of a much-needed...
  • GM posts small profit despite recall expenses

    GM posts small profit despite recall expenses
    General Motors Co. squeezed out a small second-quarter profit — despite setting aside billions of dollars for recall expenses and payouts to crash victims — while Ford Motor Co. reported a large profit for the quarter, helped by a turnaround...
  • 'Best' airlines? Really?

    'Best' airlines? Really?
    To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...