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Global View: A U.S. slump?

Many Americans feel they live in the best country in the world. But, asked to explain why, few are likely to say "because of the depth of our financial markets.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

View: The ideology of math education

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- There's more to the struggle over math "reform" than meets the eye.
LOU MARANO

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RESEARCHERS HOME IN ON HUNTINGTON'S TREATMENT
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Foreign investment strong in real estate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- New York and Washington are two top investment choices in the United States despite the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the city, a non-profit real estate group said
ZACH WALES, UPI Business Correspondent

Flying blind on trade

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- "No visibility" is what businessmen and economists say when they have literally no idea what even the near future holds for their companies or the U.S. economy.
ALAN TONELSON, Special to United Press International

Crawford students steal Bush-Putin show

CRAWFORD, Texas, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- In what may later go on the road as the George and Vladimir show, President Bush and Russian President Putin traded one-liners, accolades for their wives, gentl
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Senior White House Correspondent

Economists suggest dumping DTV plans

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Economists say the troubled government-mandated transition to digital television Friday should be scrapped in favor of free over-the-air broadcasts through cabl
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Telecommunications Writer
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Cpl. Michael T. Wier, from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, or “First Team,” provides weapons maintenance to his vehicle’s main gun before “leaving the wire” for a mission on Al Anbar Province’s dangerous roads, June 3, 2006. The 22-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., is with the battalion’s Personal Security Team. The team’s job is cut and dry – provide maximum security for the battalion’s top brass. The team consists of a handful of armored humvees with a variety of infantry weapons, to include heavy machine guns and anti-armor weapons. While most U.S. Marine Personal Security Teams are composed of infantrymen, Marano’s Personal Security Team is comprised mostly of “support” Marines – administrative clerks, communications technicians, and other “non-infantry”-type occupations. (UPI Photo/Cpl. Antonio Rosas/US MARINE CORPS)
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