July 2011

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Google+: Here for good or here for a few days

by Kelly MacNeil on July 29, 2011

There's been a lot of buzz about Google's newest foray into the social networking world, Google+, but it's hard to tell if the gossip is warranted yet. Some have pointed to the project's unique features, such as video chat conferencing for companies and families, while others are skeptical that Facebook users will hop onto the […]

Tiger Woods hasn't played a competitive round of golf since pulling out of the Players Championship on May 12 after nine holes, but the 14-time major winner is set to return. Woods announced that he plans to play in next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Woods has been sidelined since May with a slew of leg injuries […]

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New Amy Winehouse songs may be released

by Shannon Harris on July 28, 2011

Less than a week after her untimely death, sources close to Amy Winehouse say that the troubled singer may have dozens of songs set for a posthumous release. The Guardian reports that a spokesman for her record label confirmed that she had put down the framework on a number of new tracks. The songs would […]

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John McCain criticizes Tea Party

by Adam Russett on July 28, 2011

The debate over the debt ceiling has certainly strained the already-tenuous relationship between Democrats and Republicans, but it is also causing a stir within the GOP. The frustration of some Republican members with their more conservative colleagues was recently typified in a speech by Arizona Senator John McCain, MSNBC reports. The speech comes after McCain […]

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Jobless claims drop by 24,000

by Adam Russett on July 28, 2011

Amid the dust being scuffed into the air by Republicans and Democrats arguing over the debt ceiling, the jobless claims report may be a breath of fresh air. The claims dropped to lower than expected levels last week, giving the stocks a modest boost and a hopeful sign for the recovery.  Economists had originally predicted […]

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What is burglary, Mr. Trebek

by Adam Russett on July 28, 2011

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was in for a nasty surprise when a late-night visitor decided that she would try to sneak into his hotel room and steal some of Trebek's valuables. Then again, maybe the would-be crook, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers, was even more surprised when she left the hotel room with a bracelet, money and […]

The American people have grown increasingly tired of the failure of Congressional leaders to compromise, but results of a new CBS News Poll shows that Republicans are faring worst of all. The results show that just 21 percent of respondents viewed the GOP's actions favorably, with 71 percent disapproving. While the Democrats did not perform […]

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Boehner budget $850 billion, not $1.2 trillion

by Adam Russett on July 27, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner's budget plan, which had already faced a rocky road in getting approval from Tea Party activists, met an even worse obstacle – the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). On Tuesday, the organization said that the plan, which Boehner claimed cut $1.2 trillion, actually slashed only $850 billion, a number that pales […]

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Debt talks: Parties start to break a sweat

by Adam Russett on July 27, 2011

It was easy to ignore the inflated rhetoric of politicians who warned about coming to a budget agreement. For decades, there has been no argument about raising the debt limit to keep the country from defaulting. In fact, one of the presidents who raised the ceiling the most in recent history was Ronald Reagon, who […]