New book shows F. Scott Fitzgerald's adolescent musings A new book published by the University of Minnesota Press reveals some of Fitzgerald's earliest writing. "The Thoughtbook of F. Scott Fitzgerald" is a memoir that Fitzgerald wrote when he was 14 years old and living in St. Paul.8:25 a.m.
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Democrats Join Calls To Rectify Canceled Health Insurance
Even former President Clinton is asking the Obama administration to let people whose private health insurance policies have been canceled keep that insurance, at least for a while. But insurance industry executives say reviving those policies would be difficult to impossible.
Healthsherpa Helps Thousands Get Insurance Quotes
The computer coders who made healthcare.gov may not have had the best of e-commerce in mind. The site looks like something melded together by a dozen government bureaucracies, and is so bad, it's driven away online shoppers. But a group of coders in Silicon Valley says it doesn't have to be this way. They've created healthsherpa.com.
How A Free Bus Shuttle Helped Make A Small Town Take Off
Emery Go Round is a free shuttle, provided by businesses in Emeryville, Calif. Not only did the popular shuttle help solve one of the most annoying problems for transportation planners known as the last mile, it helped the city reinvent itself as a home to headquarters for Pixar, Jamba Juice and Peet's Coffee.
Forget The Car Keys — This Commute Requires A Paddle
Rather than traffic jams, kayak commuter Stephen Linaweaver has to look out for container ships. Every day, he paddles in his blue boat from the Port of Oakland to his job in San Francisco. His route may not be shorter than yours — but yours probably doesn't include harbor seals.
Cricket Star Sachin Tendulkar To Retire At 40
Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest modern cricket star, prepares to play the last match of his career in India on Thursday. Commentator Sandip Roy explains why Tendulkar matters so much to the sport.
Congressional Odd Couple Could Be Key To Any Budget Breakthrough
Twenty-nine lawmakers are supposed to come up with a long-term budget deal by mid-December. They meet again Wednesday around a conference table, facing huge hurdles and led by two people who couldn't be more different: Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Machinist Contract Vote Could Lock-In Work On Boeing's 777
Even though it's not a negotiating period, Boeing told the union that members have to vote Wednesday on an eight-year contract extension that includes higher health insurance costs and a pension freeze. Boeing says if they don't pass it, the company may build the next version of its wide-body 777 jet elsewhere.
The Last Word In Business: Soaring Price Of Bacon
The late Irish-born painter Francis Bacon is known for dark and often disturbing imagery. Bacon's work shattered records when his portrait, "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," sold for more than $142 million.