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5 myths about manufacturing jobs
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama said that creating manufacturing jobs is the nation's "first priority." To some, this may sound like a throwback to a long-lost era; after all, such jobs are being eliminated, outsourced or automated, right? Not really.
VIDEO: Why so many cameras were rolling for last week's meteor strike
CBS News' Terrell Brown reports on why so many cameras were rolling in Russia when last week's meteorite stuck.
How does the U.S. minimum wage compare to those around the world?
In his State of the Union address this week, President Barack Obama announced that he would seek to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. That announcement got us wondering: How does the U.S. minimum wage stack up against the minimum wage in other countries?
Teen lingerie luring ever-younger girls
Limited Brands Inc.'s Victoria's Secret isn't the only retailer generating sales as it becomes more acceptable for middle-and high-school girls to show off bras under clothing and buy intimates. Teen chains are, too.
Controversial drone toy for toddlers wasn't pulled from Amazon. It sold out.
Drones might be a source of political controversy because of their role in "targeted killings" in places like Pakistan and Yemen. But a children's toy version of the deadly unmanned aircraft has been a big hit on Amazon.
12 potential candidates for the next pope
The surprise announcement that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning set the stage for the Vatican to elect a new pope by mid-March, and opened up the possibility that the papacy could be filled by a non-European for the first time in the modern era.
Slate: A $60 app probes your dog's intellect
Sixty dollars! It's the only thing standing between me and a new Web app I sorely want: Dognition, which will confirm once and for all that my dog is a genius.
Drug users turn death dealers as methadone hits street through clinics
Liquid methadone, used for decades to help addicts abate withdrawal symptoms as they quit heroin or other opiates, is leaking into illegal street sales via take-home doses, according to law-enforcement officials in Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.
Lifestyle, pop culture drive dog breed popularity
Help wanted: One trained, easygoing, low-maintenance dog that will work for next to nothing. It was the classified ad that Matthew VanFossan wrote in his head after going blind.
Icelandic girl wins right to use her given name
A 15-year-old Icelandic girl has been granted the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother, despite the opposition of authorities and Iceland's strict law on names.
Reykjavik District Court ruled Thursday that the name "Blaer" can be used. It means "light breeze."
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