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Will the winning Powerball ticket holder please step forward?

The new parlor game gripping two cities a thousand miles apart -- "Who Won the Powerball" -- ramped up Friday amid rumors, speculation and tantalizing clues.

Hotels that feel like home for the holidays

There's no denying it, the holiday crush is upon us.

Jobless claims decline as Sandy impact wanes

The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time declined last week, a sign that the impact of Hurricane Sandy on jobs is starting to wane.

Obama, Romney to talk about leaner government over lunch

Mitt Romney is coming to the White House. The defeated Republican presidential nominee will lunch with President Barack Obama on Thursday in the Private Dining Room.

Winning Powerball tickets sold in Missouri, Arizona

If you are in Missouri or Arizona, check your lottery tickets. You could be filthy rich.

Kill the dollar bill, for $1 coins instead?

A nonpartisan, investigative arm of Congress is calling for the United States to stop printing dollar bills and switch entirely to $1 coins instead.

Today is National French Toast Day

Whether swimming in syrup, dusted with powered sugar or stuffed to the gills with fruit, French toast has had a recurring role on breakfast tables for many years - or possibly even centuries.

Research: Toxic chemicals in your living room

Could the couch in your living room be toxic? Some scientists say yes. A study in this week's Environmental Science and Technology journal measured just how many toxic flame-retardant chemicals are in our furniture.

Powerball jackpot hits $550 million

Wednesday's Powerball drawing could be one for the history books, with the jackpot rising to a record $550 million.

When it's more than 'winter blues'

About 15 percent of the U.S. population experiences the problematic rhythmic change of the seasons. For these individuals, time itself is a stressor, and winter is often a season of despair.