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  • Hot spots lead price leap

    Hot spots lead price leap
    One of the oldest and most comprehensive business travel forecasts predicts that the cost of doing business on the road will rise in 2012, but, in general, modestly. American Express' annual Global Business Travel Global Forecast says airfares and...
  • Expect To See More Black Bears in Connecticut

    Expect To See More Black Bears in Connecticut
    A young female black bear removed by state wildlife officials from a back yard near downtown Greenwich in early July may become the first of its kind to set up a permanent residence in Fairfield County in the past couple of centuries, according to the...
  • Carrie Underwood to perform in Indianapolis Nov. 24

    Carrie Underwood to perform in Indianapolis Nov. 24
    Superstar Carrie Underwood announced this morning during her appearance on Good Morning America to promote her new album, Blown Away, in stores Tuesday, that she will launch a headline North American arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.&...
  • Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" Tour Making Stop in Grand Rapids

    Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" Tour Making Stop in Grand Rapids
    Country superstar Carrie Underwood has announced tour dates for her fall North American "The Blown Away Tour." Her tour will include Michigan shows at Van Andel Arena on November 15 in Grand Rapids and The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 25 near...
  • On the trail of the Pony Express

    On the trail of the Pony Express
    Reporting from Sacramento, Salt Lake City and St. Joseph, Mo. Bill Gates' career as a Harvard undergrad. Elizabeth Taylor's second, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth marriages. Sarah Palin's tenure as Alaska governor. Barack Obama's stint as U.S. senator...
  • The view from Jacksonville

    Back in the day, sailing to America could be traumatic stuff—when, that is, it wasn't incredibly dull. Anything might go wrong, and frequently did. There were enemy warships, hurricanes and, not least, the delights of dysentery (or "the bloody flux,...
  • Culinary courier

    Culinary courier
    In honor of Columbus Day, we celebrate the New World's culinary treasures in a special section. What if Christopher Columbus had missed the New World? For those of us whose families hailed from outside the Americas that would have meant, among other...
  • Electric car for the masses to be made in Southern California

    Electric car for the masses to be made in Southern California
    Norwegian automaker Think Global said Monday it planned to sell low-priced electric cars to the masses and will introduce its first models in the U.S. by the end of next year. The battery-powered Think City will be able to travel up to 110 miles on a...
  • Vytautas Cekanauskas dies at 80; honorary consul general of Lithuania in Los Angeles

    Vytautas Cekanauskas dies at 80; honorary consul general of Lithuania in Los Angeles
    Vytautas Cekanauskas, a former Hughes Aircraft electrical engineer who served as honorary consul general of Lithuania in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, has died. He was 80. Cekanauskas died of cancer Nov. 30 at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center...
  • 'Hope for Animals in Their World' by Jane Goodall; 'Dawn Light' by Diane Ackerman

    'Hope for Animals in Their World' by Jane Goodall; 'Dawn Light' by Diane Ackerman
    Hope for Animals and Their World How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued From the Brink Jane Goodall Grand Central: 378 pp., $27.99 Dawn Light Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day Diane Ackerman W.W. Norton: 240 pp., $23.95...
  • Ford swings to profit in first quarter

    Ford swings to profit in first quarter
    Ford may have just caught its first glimmer of the light at the end of the tunnel. The long-troubled Detroit automaker on Thursday surprised Wall Street with a first-quarter profit of $100 million, a turnabout from a loss of $282 million a year earlier....
  • Final note comes early for rockers

    "And as the flames climbed high into the night To light the sacrificial rite, I saw Satan laughing with delight The day the music died." -- Don McLean, "American Pie" Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, death has been a recurring theme. But for many...