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Rise and fall of the foreclosure king

Rise and fall of the foreclosure king

During the housing crash, it was good to be a foreclosure king. David Stern was Florida’s top foreclosure lawyer, and he lived like an oil sheik. He piled up a…

Winter gives some the blues, makes others frisky

Winter gives some the blues, makes others frisky

Does winter weather give you the blues? Or are you the type who gets a little frisky when there’s a chill in the air? Either way, you’re not alone. Four…

Obama: If you don’t like me, you don’t know me

Obama: If you don’t like me, you don’t know me

President Barack Obama says he doesn’t take it personally when people say they hate him. And the thing he dislikes most about being president is the constant, intense scrutiny. “The…

Egytian government pledges changes

Egytian government pledges changes

The Egyptian government pledged Monday to investigate official corruption and election fraud but thousands of protesters swore not to move from the heart of downtown Cairo until President Hosni Mubarak…

AOL buying Huffington Post for $315 million

AOL buying Huffington Post for $315 million

Online company AOL Inc. is buying online news hub Huffington Post in a $315 million deal that represents a bold bet on the future of online news. The acquisition announced…

Green Bay takes Super Bowl 31-25

Green Bay takes Super Bowl 31-25

Forget Lombardi on Broadway. Green Bay has the newest Super Bowl hit: Aaron Rodgers. Capping one of the greatest postseasons for any quarterback, Rodgers led the Packers to their first…

Republicans launch risky gamble on budgets

Republicans launch risky gamble on budgets

The Republican drive to cut spending, which begins in earnest this week, marks a political gamble that the public’s hunger for smaller government will trump its appetite for benefits, subsidies…

Republicans going easy on budget cuts

Republicans going easy on budget cuts

Republicans now running the House are barely touching Congress’ own generous budget even as they take a cleaver to many domestic agencies. A new GOP proposal would reduce domestic agencies’…

Farmers watch harsh winter destroy their way of life

Farmers watch harsh winter destroy their way of life

For Northeastern farmers long used to coping with all sorts of cold-weather problems, this winter presents a new one: snow and ice that’s bringing down outbuildings, requiring costly repairs, killing…

Once the king of retailers, Wal-Mart tries to regain ground

Once the king of retailers, Wal-Mart tries to regain ground

The battle for shoppers is playing out in this New York suburb: Wal-Mart versus everyone else. Dollar stores beckon, their small size ideal for quick shopping. Target offers 5 percent…