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  • 4 uplifting movie fathers

    With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, sons and daughters around the nation reflect upon the lessons they learned from their fathers and the memories they have of them. Here are four inspiring fathers in films.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke presents his semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Bernanke: Recession likely if Congress doesn't act

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sketched a bleak picture of the U.S. economy Tuesday — and warned it will darken further if Congress doesn't reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Fed holds off on further actions to help economy

    The Federal Reserve sketched a bleaker outlook Wednesday for the economy, which it thinks will grow much more slowly and face higher unemployment than it had estimated in June.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke addresses the Economic Club of Minnesota on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Minneapolis. (Associated Press)

    Bernanke puzzled by weak consumer spending

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he's surprised by how cautious consumers have been in the two years since the recession officially ended. But the Fed chief offered no hints of any steps the Fed would take to boost the weak economy.

  • ** FILE ** Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

    Bernanke sees stronger growth in 2nd half of year

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted Tuesday that the job market and the economy have weakened in recent weeks. But he said the main reasons are higher gas prices and the Japan crises — factors that should ease in coming months— and predicted growth would strengthen later this year.

  • In this Feb. 15, 2011 photo, singer James Taylor poses for a portrait in New York. (AP Photo/Victoria Will)

    Taylor, still 'hungry' at 63, hits Carnegie Hall

    James Taylor has filled huge arenas, won five Grammys, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and influenced generations of musicians. His 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King was a major commercial success. Yet every single time he gives a concert, he worries people won't come.

  • Rebecca Hagelin

    HAGELIN: Build children's character first

    The most effective character training is rooted in a strong parent-child relationship.

  • Arts & Letters Daily founder Denis Dutton dies

    Author and academic Denis Dutton, founder of the popular and pioneering Arts & Letters Daily website, has died in New Zealand, his family said Wednesday. He was 66.

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