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  • Republican Convention_Rayk.jpg What to watch for at the GOP convention Thursday

    Here are some things to watch for at the Republican National Convention Thursday:
    1. MITT'S BIG NIGHT:  Mitt Romney makes his case to the nation about why he should be elected president — and why he thinks President Barack Obama should be sent packing. The speech could set the tone of Romney's campaign for the final two months.

    August 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • APTOPIX Republican Co_Rayk.jpg Paul Ryan's night: Accepts 'calling of my generation'

    Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted "the calling of my generation" to help lead the country in tough times Wednesday night and told roaring Republican National Convention delegates and a prime time TV audience that Mitt Romney and he will make the difficult decisions needed to repair the nation's economy.

    August 29, 2012 3 Photos

  • Republican Convention_Rayk.jpg Romney nominated as wife Ann is GOP convention's star speaker

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man American needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.

    The hall erupted in cheers when Romney strolled on stage and shared a hug and kiss with his wife of more than 40 years.

    August 28, 2012 3 Photos 1 Story

  • TV REALITY202.jpg TLC's gamble: Sticking to reality

    Reality TV is at the heart of TLC's formula, as it is with much of cable television's, but a sea change may be occurring: Competing networks such as Bravo and History are turning to scripted programming to appeal to an increasingly fragmented audience and to attract ad dollars.

    August 21, 2012 2 Photos

  • traffic-commute-cars.jpg Super-commuters: How far would you travel for a paycheck?

    A growing number of workers are now traveling long distances every day to earn a dollar, and we're not talking about commuting just an hour or so. A report conducted by the NYU Wagner Rudin Center showed that Manhattan had the highest number of extreme commuters in the country.

    August 21, 2012 1 Photo

  • simpsons-stampsb.jpg D'oh! Postal Service stuck with 682 million 'Simpsons' stamps

    In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the U.S. Postal Service produced 1 billion of "The Simpsons" stamps and sold 318 million.

    August 21, 2012 1 Photo

  • beer.jpg Obama plays up love of beer to ferment coalition of the swilling

    Across Iowa over the past three days, President Obama talked about wind power and drought relief and middle-class taxes. But what he really seemed excited about was beer.

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • hotel.jpg Should you trust online travel reviews?

    In a Web-enabled world, it should be harder for careless or unscrupulous businesses to exploit consumers. Yet recent studies suggest that online reviewing is hardly a perfect consumer defense system.

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • Study: Blood type may influence heart disease risk

    People with blood type A, B, or AB had a higher risk for coronary heart disease when compared with those with blood type O, according to new research published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.

    August 17, 2012

  • cell-phone.jpg The call you can't answer with an iPhone to your ear

    On family vacations, it's important for parents to be "present" (that is, not glued to their smartphones).

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • toilet.jpg A winning way to deal with waste: The toilet, reinvented

    A solar-powered toilet that turns urine and feces into hydrogen and electricity has won a $100,000 first prize in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • senior-scams_medium.jpg Why seniors may be more vulnerable to scams

    It's no secret that senior citizens are a con artist's favorite target. They seem more trusting and more likely to fall for a scammer's pitch. But why, exactly?

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • cell-phone.jpg The call you can't answer with an iPhone to your ear

    On family vacations, it's important for parents to be "present" (that is, not glued to their smartphones).

    August 17, 2012 1 Photo

  • COLLEGES-COMPANIES11.jpg Companies taking greater role on campuses in producing skilled students

    U.S. companies such as GE, Boeing and Microsoft are contacting college students far earlier than ever, advising and shaping curricula so graduates can plug into jobs with less training time and cost.

    June 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • text_message_scam.jpg Avoiding text message scams

    When you get a text from a source that appears suspicious, the prudent thing to do is assume that it's a scam. These messages usually contain malware and viruses designed to infect your phone and steal personal information.

    June 12, 2012 1 Photo

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