- House and Senate negotiators reach two-year budget deal
- Congress seeks ban on in-flight calls
- Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site sold to owners of Townhall, HotAir: report
- GM’s Barra to be first woman to run top American carmaker
- China: Poisonous smog is a military asset, if you think about it
- Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama
- Ron Paul on son Rand: ‘I think he probably will’ run for president
- Cold War heats up again in the Arctic: Russian airfield reactivated after 20 years
- 6-year-old boy suspended for sexual harassment over kiss
- Voters deciding Mass. congressional contest
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Earlier this week, Starbucks Corp. announced that it plans to charge more for large-sized and labor-intensive drinks because of surging prices for coffee and other commodities. The spot price, which is the price quoted for immediate payment and delivery, for a pound of Colombian coffee rose to $2.43 this week, up 32 percent from $1.84 this time last year. Other closely watched coffee crops, such as the one in Brazil, also have seen a strong move higher in their respective spot prices. All in all, coffee prices are at the highest level since 1998 per data from the International Coffee Organization.
A handful of Roman Catholic convents are contradicting the decades-long slide in the number of women choosing to devote their lives to the sisterhood. And at least two of them are doing it by sticking to tradition, including the wearing of habits.
Fedzilla is taking former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens to federal court on charges that he lied to Congress regarding his previous sworn testimony about using steroids.
Presidents, as F. Scott Fitzgerald might say, are not like you and me, and neither are their families.
Corporate earnings continued at a fast and furious pace this week, and we started to hear from a wider variety of companies. Again, however, it was a mixed bag.
One of these days, someone is going to conduct some scientific research and discover that billions of dollars could be saved by not doing so much scientific research.
Heat and humidity draped the Northeast for yet another day Wednesday, pushing electric utilities to crank up power and keeping the mercury hovering around 100 from Virginia to New Hampshire.
Drew Pencek is hoping that people will be walking to their Washington offices this fall eating waffles with their hands. But it's not quite the syrupy-buttery mess you're thinking.
Seldom noted in the spate of music-industry obituaries these days is the imperiled fate of big recording studios. In June, Sony Music Studios joined its Manhattan neighbor the Hit Factory, Cello Studios in Los Angeles and the Alabama soul sanctuary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios on a growing list of legendary recording spaces that have shuttered in the past two years.