Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 11:22 am
Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 11:48 am
President Obama went on the air to levy pressure on Congress Sunday as Senate leaders worked to negotiate a deal to avert the tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff."
"I was modestly optimistic yesterday, but we don't yet see an agreement," Obama said in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press taped on Saturday. "Now the pressure's on Congress to produce."
Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 4:27 pm
People often make lists of the greatest opening lines in fiction, but closing lines really appeal to me. They're your final moments with a book and can help you remember and treasure it forever.
The last weekend of the year seems an appropriate time to consider the final words of our favorite novels and short stories. Here are some that I'm especially fond of:
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 4:14 pm
Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf offers her predictions of what we'll eat in the new year.
Asia is the new Europe. It's been gradual: from pan-Asian, Asian fusion and Asian-inspired to just deciding among Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Burmese for dinner.
Should we have the simple food of the Thai plateau or the hot, salty, sour foods of southern Thailand?
Originally published on Sun December 30, 2012 3:51 pm
Several large retailers took a leap of faith on what they thought would be a gangbuster holiday season, hiring more seasonal workers this year than last.
Sales during the two months before Christmas weren't all that stunning, however, and that's meant fewer opportunities for seasonal workers.