'Scrooge in tha Hood' reimagines Dickens for modern day Ever since its publication in 1843, "A Christmas Carol" has been a staple of the holiday season. The Charles Dickens novella has sparked countless adaptations, including a unique reimagining by a Minneapolis theater company.7:45 a.m.
Plug Pulled On 'Plan B,' House Breaks For Christmas
House Speaker John Boehner was dealt a major defeat Thursday night. After spending most of the week trying to round up votes for his "Plan B" to extend tax cuts for virtually everyone, he pulled the measure without a vote. The clock keeps ticking toward the end of the year, when automatic tax increases and spending cuts are set to hit.
Newtown Shooting Prompts 'Bee' Special Edition
The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week, hit the community's weekly paperhard. The staff of The Newtown Bee put out the first special edition in the paper's 135-year history.
Moscovites Window-Shop At GUM For Holiday Ideas
The up-scale mall on Red Square is called GUM. It's in the former state-run department store, a Soviet-era monument that was once famous for long lines and unsmiling service. It's been turned into a glittering showplace for high-end foreign brands that most Russians can only look at.
Drought, Economics And Your Holiday Feast
The Great Drought of 2012 dominated headlines this summer, but so far, it has not had a major impact on the prices of food on your holiday table, except the dairy products. That prime rib is more expensive for other reasons.
Not Your Grandma's B&B: Traditional Inns Transform For Young Travelers
The image of the rural bed and breakfast with claustrophobic rooms, spartan amenities and prying innkeepers has long been a source of laughs for comedians and sitcoms. But B&Bs are fighting back. Now, many country inns are trying to dispel old stereotypes to appeal to new travelers.
Limiting Home Mortgage Deduction Would Raise Revenue Morning Edition's series, "Twelve Days of Tax Deductions," zeroes in on some of the tax breaks that lawmakers are grappling with as they try to avoid the "fiscal cliff." The home mortgage interest tax deduction is one of the biggest breaks in the tax code.