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2009-06-17 06:59:40

Wednesday begins the battle between the White House and Wall Street, read a headline referring to President Obama's overhaul of the regulatory system. Inevitably, there will be turf wars between regulatory agencies and tug-of-wars between lobbyists and lawmakers.

2009-03-17 17:29:16

An event celebrating the Metropolitan Opera House's 125th anniversary raised $6.3 million for the cash-strapped New York company. The New York Post said longtime conductor James Levine led Sunday night's gala in Manhattan with selections from Wagner's Parsifal, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Verdi's Otello.

2009-01-04 12:15:08


Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.