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  • Steve Forbes

    BOOK REVIEW: 'Money'

    In "The Wealth of Nations," Adam Smith wrote, "The sole use of money is to circulate consumable goods." Truer words have rarely been written, but the remarkable thing about Smith's passage was that it was a throwaway line in what remains to this day one of the most important books on economics ever written.

  • Top Democrat chastises parochial move on defense

    Congressional Republicans and Democrats who rebuff this year's budget-driven Pentagon cuts in aircraft, ships, bases and benefits put the military at risk of being less than ready for the next crisis, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday.

  • Dems seek end to Benghazi probe; GOP presses ahead

    House Democrats on Wednesday demanded an end to a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, calling the probe a partisan "witch hunt." Republicans rejected those calls and pledged to press ahead.

  • Pentagon says Benghazi probes cost millions

    Congress' multiple investigations of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, have cost the Pentagon millions of dollars and thousands of hours of personnel time, according to the department.

  • Congressman visits immigration detention center

    A Washington state congressman who toured a federal immigration detention center in Tacoma says he thinks detainees who have taken part in a hunger strike have raised some legitimate issues.

  • 3 continue hunger strike at Tacoma facility

    Three immigrants remained under medical observation Friday as they continued a hunger strike that began a week ago at the Northwest Detention Center, federal officials said.

  • Virginia Tech coach James Johnson watches his team play Syracuse during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7,  2014, in Blacksburg, Va. Syracuse won 72-52. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

    Zone baffled Hokies in 72-52 loss to No. 2 Orange

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — One day after saying he could be without three of his main players when Virginia Tech played No. 2 Syracuse, Hokies coach James Johnson got good news when all three became available.

  • In this photo taken on Nov. 10, 1981, author George Goodman speaks at the Fairmont Hotel in Denver. Goodman, a journalist, business author and award-winning television host who under the pseudonym "Adam Smith" made economics accessible to millions of people, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at age 83, his son, Mark Goodman said. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Glen Martin) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT

    George Goodman, aka TV's "Adam Smith," dies at 83

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Goodman, a journalist, business author and award-winning television host who under the pseudonym "Adam Smith" made economics accessible to millions of people, died Friday at age 83.

  • Virginia Tech beats Radford 81-56

    Adam Smith scored 28 points to carry Virginia Tech past Radford 81-56 on Friday.

  • HOLMES: Thanksgiving and a civics lesson in gratitude

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful time. Families gather to give thanks for their blessings and to reaffirm the bonds of kin and friendship. We remember the Pilgrims and other times in our history for which we are grateful.

  • Payne, Michigan St dominates Virginia Tech 96-77

    Dunks. Long 3s. Inside and out, Michigan State dominated.

  • Payne, Michigan St dominate Virginia Tech 96-77

    Dunks. Long 3s. Inside and out, Michigan State dominated.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Men Who Lost America'

    On Oct. 17, 1781, on a road outside Yorktown, Va., the forces of the United Colonies and France awaited the formalities that accompanied any 18th-century military surrender. Early that afternoon, Lord Cornwallis' vanquished British army belatedly appeared, marching with solemn step and with colors cased.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Great Degeneration'

    Niall Ferguson is an acclaimed economic historian. He has authored a number of well-received books. One, "The Ascent of Money," became the basis for an award-winning PBS series. Mr. Ferguson is also a professor at Harvard and a senior research fellow at Oxford's Jesus College and Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff, announced sharp reductions in the number of combat brigades and the shifting of thousands of soldiers from bases across the country as part of a long-planned move to cut the size of the service. (Associated Press)

    Army lays out plans to remove 80,000 soldiers; base communities brace for impacts

    The Army announced a massive restructuring of its force Tuesday, slashing 12 combat brigades and affecting military communities from Georgia to Washington state, as it prepares to cut 80,000 active-duty soldiers from its ranks over the next four years.

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