Those who've been predicting economic doomsday since the United States, and much of the world, was hit by the economic downturn - dubbed the Great Recession - are beginning to sound a bit more optimistic about the overall economy.
Most Americans don't agree with the federal government monitoring communications in its effort to thwart terrorism attacks on U.S. By a margin of 53 percent to 37 percent, those polled by Gallup said they disapprove of such monitoring.
A half a trillion is what we're talking about if the House of Representatives passes the Senate's version of the five year farm bill. Wow, that's a lot of corn!
Senators passed their version by a vote of 66-27.
After a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor spilled the beans that the government was literally spying on American citizens, there have been calls for investigations into the charges and a call for the whistle-blower to be extradited from Hong Kong to the U.S. and put on trial for treason.
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(Photo) Nancy Cross, director of Brainerd Community Action, and Mary Gottsch, assistant director of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, plants one of the five flower beds in downtown Brainerd.
There have been a lot of rumors about the newspaper industry during the Great Recession. In fact, some newspapers were forced out of business because other businesses that were regular advertisers, were shuttered during the economic downturn.
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