April

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Snapshots from the world of the wealthy

Every spring, major media outlets start releasing annual reports on America's biggest income earners, and USA Today just helped kick off this year's surge.

 

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Class struggle boils over

The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.

Building Trades Dept. President Mark Ayers dies

Ayers was a longtime leader of  IBEW Local 34 in Peoria, Ill., before ascending to national union office. He was unanimously elected president of the department in early 2007.

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Facebook consumes Instagram, grows more massive

Facebook recently bought Instagram, a tiny mobile photo-sharing company that employed 13 workers, in what appears to be a continuous effort by Facebook to maximize its grip on the Internet.

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Deadly Spin - an inside account of insurance industry lies

Wendell Potter, a former top health insurance public relations executive, warned the Senate committee overseeing health care reform not to believe a word insurance companies said.

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China: The Frog & The Scorpion?

Can China swim capitalism's scorpion across the river and avoid the sting?

An ode to snail mail and a pledge

When the envelope is opened, this grand flourish of penmanship jumps out at us in true southern hospitality.

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“The Walking Dead” is more alive than ever

When it comes to television, adaptations of graphic novels are risky business. When AMC picked up "The Walking Dead," however, it was a risk worth taking.

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"In Darkness": How a few Polish Jews escaped the Nazis

What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?

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Fast food blues

Not only is fast food bad for your physical health but there is mounting scientific evidence that your mental health also suffers.

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