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Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling

About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.

It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation

Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

East Nashville Rocks

Four stories of rock and roll musicians making a home and a scene in a buzzing neighborhood just across the Cumberland River from the palaces of country music.

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

Israel's Prime Minister Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged'

Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.

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