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Strategery, misunderestimated, refudiate: former President George W. Bush and Sarah Palin have been chastised by journalists and academes for their inventive language and occasional grammatical gaffes for years. Now it is President Obama's turn.
Amazon's unveiling of the Kindle Fire tablet computer sends a bright-hot message: The online retailer is ready to rival iPad maker Apple in an effort to be the world's top digital content provider.
Cuba announced the elimination of its Ministry of Sugar on Thursday in a sign of how far the symbolic crop has fallen since its heyday when much of the population was mobilized to the countryside at harvest time to help cut cane.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company is bringing out a new Kindle model with a touch screen, very close to the design of the latest Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader.
So far, no company has been able to even come close to rival the success of Apple's iPad, but with the expected unveiling of its version of a tablet computer Wednesday, analysts say Amazon has a real chance.
Companies ordered more machinery, computers and communication equipment in August, a positive sign for the slumping U.S. economy.
Amazon is taking on the untouchable iPad with a touch-screen tablet of its own.
A look at some of the major differences between Amazon's just-announced tablet computer, the Kindle Fire, and Apple's popular iPad: