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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Obama says Sony erred in canceling film, should have 'spoken to me first'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama criticized Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday for retreating on a film that seemingly instigated a devastating cyberattack now blamed on the North Korean government. Amid escalating concerns over porous U.S....
  • Here are all the homes nominated for Lights Tour

    Here are all the displays nominated for the Christmas Light Tour, including whether they're collecting for charity. Northampton County 1233 Seidersville Road, Lower Saucon 2080 Glenview Drive, Lower Saucon 615 Johnson Road, Bushkill 3213 East Blvd.,...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (In Oct. 9 story, corrects paragraph 12 to clarify that size of Obama's National Security Council staff has continued to grow, rather than "has nearly doubled", after the White House clarified numbers it had provided to Reuters. ) Throughout 2012, as...
  • How a $1.3-billion, 21-year study of U.S. children's health fell to pieces

    The National Children's Study was launched with a fanfare of expectation and ambition in 2000. The idea was to follow 100,000 American children from the pre-natal stage to age 21, collecting an unprecedented volume of data on "environmental influences...
  • U.S. House Speaker sets January 20th for Obama speech to Congress

    U.S. President Barack Obama has been invited to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT Jan. 21). House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in a letter delivered on Friday to Obama, set the date...
  • Congress shortchanged pensioners

    Congress shortchanged pensioners
    Congress has passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that includes a provision giving trustees of multi-employer pension plans the ability to cut pensions earned by 1.5 million workers and retirees. Many pensions will be cut by up to 50 percent to...
  • Roni's Nut Tussies Tour

    Roni's Nut Tussies Tour
    Emerging from downtown Allentown west on Hamilton, turn left on 17th and right on Fairview. The display at Fairview and St. Cloud is really nice. Make your second right onto 18th — good display on your left — and then turn left on Union...
  • Hagel could be briefed Friday on Bergdahl investigation: Pentagon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to be briefed as early as Friday on an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman...
  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter's statement in full

    World soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups. Following is a statement from FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Based on the...