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  • Voices from W. Virginia and Virginia
    Our series of conversations with voters along U.S. Route 50 ends on the East Coast, in Virginia.
  • Spitzer Pushes N.Y. Government to Move Forward
    Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday gave his first state of the state address as governor of New York. Fresh from his assertive run as the state's attorney general, he will now take on the state government in Albany.
  • Storm-Door Case Tests Property Rights for Millions
    A neighborhood spat over a decorative storm door is now a court case that could determine the property rights of millions of Americans.
  • Study Describes an Iranian Oil Industry in Decline
    Geographer Roger Stern has produced a study predicting a sharp decline in the ability of Iran to export oil in the coming years.
  • For a Healthy Brain in Old Age, Start Early
    There may not be any quick fixes for brain as we age. But scientists say years of good nutrition and physical exercise appear to beef up the brain, as do crossword puzzles; they help reduce stress.
  • The Buzz over Energy Drinks
    Energy-drink makers have found an eager and booming market in teens. But researchers warn that teens don't know how much caffeine they're consuming, or how easy it is to become dependent on the energy drinks.
  • Detroit Auto Show Highlights Failing U.S. Giants
    Automakers from around the world converge on the biggest auto show of the year in Detroit next week. That's where U.S. manufacturers like Ford and GM will be working hard to regain American customers, and market share from Japanese companies like Toyota.
  • Chinese Company to Sell Cars with Chrysler in U.S.
    Daimler Chrysler plans to join with Chinese automaker Chery to produce small vehicles for export to the U.S., among other countries. The move is a signal of the Chinese industry's growing strength, and could anger U.S. autoworkers.
  • New Rolls Royce Caters to the Picnic Crowd
    Rolls Royce is debuting its new Phantom Drophead Coupe. The two-door convertible will cost in the neighborhood of $400,000. The highlight is the large trunk with a door that folds down to create two seats for tailgating.
  • Democrats Promise Change with 110th Congress
    The Democrats take over Congress and are promising to change the way business is done in Washington. The first change comes when Nancy Pelosi becomes the first woman elected speaker of the House.

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