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Second Life: Real Money in a Virtual World
The Web site Second Life has built a booming virtual economy around animated characters called avatars. For a few pennies here or a dollar there, participants can accessorize their avatars with new clothing, a car, even a house.
These Books Have Gone to the Dogs
A book about a dog has been at or near the top of nonfiction best-seller lists for about a year now. Librarian Nancy Pearl suggests some other notable books featuring, but not necessarily written by, canines.
Missouri Senate Race Remains Close to the End
Missouri is neither red nor blue, and the U.S. Senate race there is one of the closest in the nation. The race between Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill has been tight since spring.
Christian Voters Show Signs of Strength Again
Conservative Christian groups have been working vigorously to energize conservative voters for Tuesday's midterm congressional elections. Recent polling shows that the effort may be working.
Saddam Verdict Provokes Sectarian Reactions
The death sentence handed down Sunday to Saddam Hussein and two of his co-defendants had many Iraqi Shiites celebrating. But many Sunni-Arab Iraqis were upset by the verdict, believing the trial was unfair.
Federal Intervention Fails to Solve Oaxaca Crisis
Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca remains mired in social crisis, with demonstrators demanding that the state's governor resign. The demonstrators have retreated to a public university, but show no sign of backing down.
Five California Firefighters Remembered for Bravery
A public memorial was held in Southern California on Sunday for five firefighters killed by a wildfire blamed on arson. The memorial service drew thousands of area residents, along with dignitaries and firefighters from across the country.
Emphasis on Alzheimer's Cure Debated
One hundred years ago, German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer first described the puzzling symptoms now known as Alzheimer's disease. Billions of dollars have since gone to research for a cure, but some scientists think that money is better spent on prevention and care.
Wall Street Watches Elections for Clues
Investors will be closely watching Tuesday's election for clues about how the new Congress will approach financial issues. Historically, the Dow Jones Industrial average has gained about three percent in the eight trading days around an election.
Banks Ordering More $2 Bills
Beginning in 2001, Federal Reserve officials say banks and other financial institutions started asking for more $2 bills. Last year banks ordered $122 million in $2 notes, twice as many as they usually ask for.