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Monday, August 25, 2008

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  • Debate On China's Openness Continues
    The Beijing Olympic Games have ended in a blaze of fireworks, with the largest share of gold medals going to the host country. Chinese citizens and state media said that their success in holding the games for the first time would make China a more confident and open country.
  • China Celebrates Success Of Olympic Games
    As the Summer Olympics in Beijing end, Chinese citizens considers the event a resounding success, and national pride goes beyond the gold medals won by Chinese athletes.
  • 1968 Convention Sparked Reforms For Democrats
    Many Democrats saw the unruly 1968 convention in Chicago as one of the reasons they lost the presidential election to Richard Nixon that year. That defeat and a landslide loss four years later led the Democrats to change the way they approached conventions.
  • Picking Favorites In The U.S. Open
    The U.S. Open tennis tournament begins today in New York City with the womens' singles champions of the past two years out with injuries, presenting an opportunity for the Williams sisters. Meanwhile, on the men's side, Rafael Nadal has the chance to prove that he's the best player of the year — if he goes further than Roger Federer.
  • Obama Previews Convention Themes On The Road
    As delegates to the Democratic National Convention assemble in Denver, Barack Obama started a bus trip through several battleground states expected to be crucial in the November election.
  • Diner Owner Serves Up Stability With Soul Food
    Izola White runs a soul food diner on Chicago's South Side that's a famous gathering spot for the city's political movers and shakers. But White and her diner have also become a stabilizing force in an otherwise rough neighborhood.
  • Oil, Gasoline Prices Dip On Lower Demand
    The price of oil is down more than 20 percent from record highs in July, when investors were worried about a shortage of oil, due of rising demand. Now the focus is on falling demand, because of high energy costs. Still, gas prices are slowly coming down, with the average at $3.70, according to the latest national survey.
  • Bargain Hunters Snap Up California Homes
    The housing market may be in a downward spiral, but it's a buyer's market for many deal seekers in California. Yet for first-time buyers, the path to home ownership can still be rocky.
  • FCC Spreads The Word On Digital TV Switchover
    In February, people who use an antenna to get television signals will have to begin using conversion boxes to watch their favorite programs. The Federal Communications Commission will start an 80-city tour this week to talk about the changes.
  • Slicing The Price Of A Bagel
    The New York bagel doesn't change much, except for the price. And it may serve as a barometer of the changing cost of food. Flour prices have dropped after spiking earlier this year. So at least one bagel shop had dropped its price a dime, to 90 cents. But other shops aren't budging yet.

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