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In hard times, hungry consumers still flock to the Golden Arches
In late September 2008, when global stock markets fell off a cliff, a funny thing happened to McDonald's. While the financial industry and consumer goods were cratering, same-store sales rose 8.2 percent the next month.
Slate: Should we screen kids' brains and genes to ID future criminals?
If you read judicial opinions in serious crime cases, which always seem to describe every gruesome and salacious detail, you will almost surely reach two conclusions. First, no "normal" person could ever commit many of the horrific acts described in those cases.
Why working harder doesn't make you richer
Working 24/7 isn't the road to prosperity, much less happiness, and there are numbers to prove it.
6 myths about the bin Laden raid
Six myths about the bin Laden raid, debunked by author Mark Bowden.
SOCIAL: Tweeting the second Presidential debate
This collection of Tweets spans some of the biggest moments from last Tuesday's second Presidential debate. The debate, a town meeting, covered foreign and domestic issues and was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
Moderator Crowley makes presence felt
True to her predictions, moderator Candy Crowley was an active, aggressive and prominent presence in Tuesday night's second presidential debate.
The longtime CNN reporter and host pressed, poked and prodded President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney when necessary, and occasionally played fact-checker and referee between the two men, during a town-hall debate at Hofstra University in New York.
VIDEO: Questions at town-hall debate reflect economic angst
The everyday Americans who engaged the candidates at Tuesday's second presidential debate spoke directly to a question widely expected to decide this election:
Whom can they trust to improve their faith in the economy, the country and their futures?
Slate: Obama wins, narrowly
On the seal of the United States, the eagle turns its head toward its right talon, which holds an olive branch, and away from the talon holding 13 arrows. It is meant to suggest a preference for peace.
VIDEO: Pressure on Obama to come out punching in round two
Following Mitt Romney's commanding performance in the first presidential debate and the bump it gave him in the polls, President Barack Obama is under pressure to perform well in debate number two.
Even a runner leaves a carbon footprint
About 30,000 runners will invade Washington Oct. 28 for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon. The race's popularity has skyrocketed since its inception in 1976, when 1,175 participants undertook the lung-busting challenge.
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