For homebuilders, it hardly feels like an economic recovery.
Nearly two years after the recession ended, the pace of construction is inching along at less than half the level considered healthy. Single-family-home building, the bulk of the market, has dropped 11 percent in that time. And there's no sign it will improve soon.
Builders are struggling to compete with waves of foreclosures that have forced down prices for previously occupied homes. The weakness is weighing on the economy.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a dilemma. Should they get treated or wait to see what happens?
Many prostate tumors grow slowly and pose little risk to health, while others that are aggressive can be deadly. Surgical removal of the prostate, a common treatment, carries risks of incontinence and impotence. Watchful waiting could spare a patient side effects, but there is also a chance the prostate cancer could suddenly worsen.
Not much in the way of good news has come out of state capitals in recent years, with most states struggling with deficits, layoffs and cuts to essential services.
So the spate of good budget news is definitely worth nothing. This week word came that tax revenues were significantly higher than expected in several large states — California, Michigan and New Jersey.
New York earlier forecast it would take in $2 billion more than it anticipated.
Unlike the friendly but fictional food faces of Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, Chef Boyardee — that jovial, mustachioed Italian chef — is real. Ettore "Hector" Boiardi (that's how the family really spells it) founded the company with his brothers in 1928, after the family immigrated to America from Italy.
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One of the challenges among scientists is describing the work they do in language the rest of us can understand. That's the idea behind a new program at the University of Tennessee that uses music to bridge that communication gap.
FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker to memorialize the crash site of Trans World Airlines flight 128 at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the 900 block of Petersburg Rd. in Hebron.
Normal people — plumbers, stockbrokers — certainly have affairs. But politicians sometimes seem especially susceptible to them.
Tuesday's revelation that former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sired a child out of wedlock a decade ago comes two days after the arrest on sexual assault charges of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund and erstwhile front-runner in next year's presidential election in France.
There has been good news over the past 24 hours for Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Diversion of rising Mississippi River waters though the Morganza Spillway northwest of the cities and into the Atchafalaya River basin appears to have helped lower the chances that the urban areas will be swamped.