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Consumer Expenditures

Average annual expenditures per consumer unit(1) rose 1.7 percent in 2008 following an increase of 2.6 percent in 2007, according to results from the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The spending increase was less than the 3.8-percent increase in prices from 2007 to [...]

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Obama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize?

by Michael S. Steele, Chairman, Republican National Committee
I’m sure you’ve heard the news — Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s a stunning, if not truly surprising, indication of just how meaningless a once honorable and respected award has become.

What has President Obama actually accomplished? It is unfortunate that the president’s [...]

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Somali Pirates

Though they have been getting less attention from the media, Somali pirates are still active. The latest attack was a mistake. Pirates tried to take over a French navy ship.
“The pirates, who because of the darkness took the French ship for a commercial vessel, were on board two vessels and opened [...]

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California Wild Fires

by InciWeb
The Sheep Fire started near Sheep Canyon Road near Lytle Creek at about 2:11 pm on Saturday October 3, 2009. It burned northeast to Swarthout Canyon Road, then northwest up Lone Pine Canyon. It is currently burning near the top of Lone Pine Canyon near Wrightwood, CA. It has not crossed Hwy 138 at [...]

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