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The incredible consolidating travel industry

The nine major car rental brands found at airports are owned by just three corporations.(Photo: Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY) Let’s say you’re shopping for a vacation. You visit three different online travel agencies (OTAs): Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity. You compare prices … Continue reading

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Ben Carson: Being gay is a choice — just look at prison

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, says he believes homosexuality is a choice. His proof? Prison. “A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight,” Carson said in an interview with CNN … Continue reading

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Ben Carson: Being gay is a choice — just look at prison

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, says he believes homosexuality is a choice. His proof? Prison. “A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight,” Carson said in an interview with CNN … Continue reading

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What would the Dow look like if it included Apple?

By Rodrigo Campos and Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – It may be by far the most valuable American company but Apple Inc still can’t get into at least one exclusive club – the 30-member Dow Jones Industrial Average. That … Continue reading

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‘House of Cards': Why Frank Underwood’s economic plan is crazy

Spoiler alert: Frank Underwood’s economic policy in “House of Cards” is crazy. At least it is through the first four episodes, which is all my binge has so far taken in. With 18 months left in the White House, the … Continue reading

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'Corinthian 15' launch 'debt strike' over student loans

A handful of former students claiming to be “made poor by the business of education” are protesting their student loans by refusing to pay them. They’re calling themselves the Corinthian 15, named for their number and the now-defunct chain of … Continue reading

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Obsolete jobs: Meet the guy who fixes Tom Hanks’ typewriter

Paul Schweitzer of Gramercy Typewriter is still repairing typewriters after 55 years in the business. These refurbished models are for sale. Others are cannibalized for spare parts. When Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard need to get their typewriters fixed, they … Continue reading

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Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act—Toward Policies that Increase Access and Lower Costs

mboxCreate(‘Heritage_Share_Tracking’); In 2014, Congress will consider reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Among other issues, the HEA governs federal student aid including all federal student loans and grants. The HEA was first signed into law in 1965 by President … Continue reading

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CPAC shows how the GOP’s 2016 strategy of avoiding the MSM could backfire

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md .– Republicans said after the 2012 election that they wanted to radically change the model for presidential debates in 2016 and have conservatives do more of the question-asking, rather than the “liberal media.” On Thursday at the … Continue reading

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O’Reilly continues defense of Falklands War reporting: ‘I want to stop this now’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continued his vocal defense of his reporting during the Falklands War on Monday as former CBS News colleagues continued to challenge some of his stories. On “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday, the embattled host showed … Continue reading

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