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Great American Road Trip - Day 5


I am writing you from Grant Park in Chicago. This is where Route 66 ends -- or begins, depending on which direction you are driving. We have made it! After driving 1659 miles from Flagstaff, Ariz. to Chicago, The Great...

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May 13, 2011 in Economy, Travel | Permalink | User Comments (0)

The Great American Road Trip


Great American Road Trip: Day 1 Hello from Flagstaff, Arizona! It is cool here compared to Phoenix where it's been hovering around 100 degrees for the last few days. Here at 7000 feet above sea level it's been in the...

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May 12, 2011 | Permalink | User Comments (2)

Grim Milestone: American Presence in Afghanistan Equals Length of Soviets' War


ABC's Nick Schifrin reports from Afghanistan: The Afghan war hit another grim milestone today: it has now lasted the same amount of time as the Soviet war in Afghanistan. 9 years and 50 days ago, the U.S. and its Afghan...

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November 26, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (1)

The Terminator Market: Computerized Trading and the Flash Crash


ABC's Dan Arnall reports from New York: In summary, the SEC says that one large trader – identified as KC-based mutual fund company Waddell & Reed by the WSJ and other publications – decided it needed to sell $4.1 billion...

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October 1, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (4)

Museums Gear Up for 'Peanuts' 60th Anniversary


ABC News’ Enjoli Francis reports from New York City: Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip “Peanuts” and its cast of characters including Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lucy turn 60 Saturday and celebrations are in store for both coasts. “[Schulz’s] message is...

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October 1, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (3)

"The Boss" Bruce Springsteen Takes Charge of Engagement Photo Shoot


ABC's Bradley Blackburn and Jared Wiener report from New York: When a couple went to the Jersey Shore to snap engagement photos last week, their wedding story took a turn that could only be "Born in the U.S.A." New Jersey...

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September 28, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (9)

Woman Asks Obama: 'Is This Our New Reality?'


ABC News’ Audrey Taylor and Kristina Wong report: With 15 million out of work and the economy still sluggish, the frustration among Americans is palpable. At a recent town hall meeting in Washington, D.C., President Obama acknowledged that the “unemployment...

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September 22, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (19)

Creator of ‘Jesus Toaster’ Selling Miracles


ABC's Jessica Hopper reports: Galen Dively was wrapping Christmas presents last year when he conceived of his company, Burnt Impressions, a collection of toasters that sear images on bread like the peace sign. While wrapping a Hello Kitty toaster for...

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September 20, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (10)

Pink Glove Dance 'The Sequel' Continues to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness


ABC News’ Susan Archer reports from New York: Last year, it swept the country – the Pink Glove Dance. Medline Industries, Inc., a medical supply company created a new line of pink hospital gloves. It was intended to remind people...

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September 17, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (0)

Cheers in China at iPad's Launch


ABC's Clarissa Ward and Beth Loyd report from China: Hundreds of Chinese braved the pouring rain and lined up for hours outside Beijing’s Apple store, eager to get their hands on an iPad -- the first to be officially sold...

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September 17, 2010 | Permalink | User Comments (6)