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    Virginia’s best small towns: You could get Hurt
    Where are the best, most affordable small towns in Virginia? surveyed longtime residents of the commonwealth for their picks and found choices all over the map.In order of votes cast, here are the top selections, with comments...
  • FHP tips for a safe Super Bowl
    FHP: Tips for a safe Super Bowl
    The Florida Highway Patrol is urging football fans to choose sides before the Super Bowl, but they are not talking about the football teams. Instead, they are advising fans to decide ahead of time whether they will be drinking or driving. FHP...
  • Peter King Running President
    Peter King running: President or bust, King running to block other GOP nominees
    Peter King has a vision for the office of president. The Republican Party congressman representing parts of Long Island said all the right things when announcing his potential candidacy – them immediately pointed out his second, and...


  • Street view
    Craigslist crime spree stopped by two men and a dog
    In the era of the Internet, criminals can easily lure potential victims to places where they become easy targets, but when an online bandit with a history of heists tried his shenanigans with someone who refused to be a victim, things didn’t...
  • Does this armor have a chink?
    Is a word racist even if it has more than one meaning?
    Last Wednesday,New York magazine's Jonathan Chaittripped a silent alarm with a soul-searchingessay titled“The language police are perverting liberalism!” SighedChait: "Political correctness is a style of politics in which the...
  • Speaker Officially Resigns
    Speaker Officially Resigns
    The longtime speaker of the New York State Assembly has officially stepped down.Currently facing federal charges that he took several million dollars in kickbacks, Sheldon Silver officially resigned his post as Assembly leader on Friday. The...

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  • Weekly market recap: Economic data mixed as Fed remains cautious
    Weekly market recap: Economic data mixed as Fed remains cautious
    For the week ending January 30, 2015, the markets were down ending the first month of the year in negative territory. Factors which contributed to the decline this week: the FOMC announcement raised concerns about global growth; economic data...
  • Dove Men+Care Sports Promo
    Dove Men Care plays defense with SuperBowl ad
    Dove, a brand that promoted a soft skin image for decades, is playing hardball at the SuperBowl. The Dove Men+Care brand's new SuperBowl ad airs today. The quick wins of Adidas and Puma in the personal care marketplace have caught the classic...
  • New York Stock Exchange Jan 30, 2015
    Stock market preview for the week of Feb 2, 2015
    The S&P 500 slipped in three sessions during the week shedding 3.02%. The index has retreated in four of the past five weeks and has finished 14 of the past 22 sessions lower.The preliminary report of fourth quarter GDP released Friday came in...