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Americans spend 4% of household income on gasoline

Feb 4, 2013
The Energy Department said today the average American household now spends $2,900 a year on gas.
Posted In: gasoline

The last time the Dow was above 14,000...

Feb 1, 2013
Looking back at what's changed since the last time the Dow Industrial Jones Average reached above 14,000.

State of Washington in search of marijuana consultant

Jan 31, 2013
The State Liquor Control Board needs an official marijuana consultant to advise on the finer points of all things cannabis.
Posted In: marijuana, Washington

Dolce and Gabbana to release perfume for babies

Jan 30, 2013
The new fragrance will have notes of citrus, melon and honey.
Posted In: babies, perfume

A listener's response to bookless libraries

Jan 29, 2013
After our interview about a library containing only e-books and e-readers, a listener tells us her thoughts.
Posted In: Books, letters, library

Twitter's Vine makes porn video an 'editor's pick'

Jan 28, 2013
The new app, which allows users to post and share six-second-long videos, chose a pornographic video this morning as its Editor's Pick. Whoops.
Posted In: Vine, app, Twitter

Kai Ryssdal vs. Garrison Keillor: The public radio Hunger Games

Jan 25, 2013
A thought for a Friday: If you had a public radio Hunger Games, who would win?
Posted In: Hunger Games, public radio

Jack Lew turned down a different nomination

Jan 24, 2013
The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper recounts an anecdote where Lew was once asked to serve as the treasurer at his local synagogue.
Posted In: jack lew

Defense Secretary Panetta lifts ban on women in combat

Jan 23, 2013
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced today that he was lifting a military ban on women in combat, opening up thousands of positions on the front lines.
Posted In: women, military

Dow, S&P at five-year high; VIX drops to five-year low

Jan 22, 2013
Two of the major stock indices closed at five-year highs today, while the CBOE Volatility Index drops to its lowest since April 2007.
Posted In: Dow, S&P, market volatility, VIX, stock market

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