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  • Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99. The mega online retailer says the service, called Prime...

  • Palladium prices rising as mining strike continues

    Platinum and palladium prices are rising as a dispute between Russia and Ukraine along with a strike in South Africa push prices up. Palladium for June delivery gained $16.30, or 2 percent, to settle at $802.30 an ounce. Platinum for July rose $5.70 to $1,409.60 an ounce. Russia and South...

  • Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way. Industrial companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar have been posting strong financial results in recent...

  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections. The attack struck during...

  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or a bad...

  • Google's top social networking executive departs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vic Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus, a social network that debuted...

  • Oil near $102 on Ukraine crisis; US gas prices up

    The price of oil rose to near $102 a barrel Thursday on worries about tensions in Ukraine. Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery rose 50 cents to close at $101.94 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, an international benchmark for oil, gained $1.22 to $110.33 a barrel on...

  • New York Times 1Q profit falls 51 pct

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. said Thursday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 51 percent, as higher costs outpaced small increases in circulation and advertising revenue. Times Co. earned $1.7 million, or 1 cent per share, down from $3.6 million, or 2 cents per share, in the...

  • AP sources: Work to free US soldier disorganized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of the U.S. government's nearly five-year effort to seek the release of the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan claim the work suffers from disorganization and poor communication among numerous federal agencies involved, leaving his captors unclear which...

  • Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems of idolatry, along with other symbols of the fabled...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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