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Cal State targets ‘super seniors’ with hefty fees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They’re called super seniors, and they can be found on nearly every college campus in America. These veteran undergraduates have amassed many more units — and taken many more classes — than they need to earn a degree, with college careers that can stretch well beyond the traditional four years. At […]

November 11, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fearing ‘cliff,’ investors finish brutal week

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is peering over the “fiscal cliff” and feeling vertigo. The stock market finished one of the worst weeks of the year Friday, pushing Washington to work out a deal to avoid the tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1. Remarks by re-elected President Barack […]

November 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Flummoxed by Thanksgiving math? We did it for you

By J.M. Hirsch If you start roasting a 14-pound turkey at 375 F at 7 a.m. and need to feed 15 people — including three vegetarians, a vegan and two gluten intolerants — by 1 p.m., how many pounds of cranberries do you need if the stuffing is baked outside the bird and the pumpkin […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Holiday travel with pets is worth hassle

By Sue Manning Travel for humans during holidays is tough enough: Long lines, crowds everywhere, extra bags full of presents. Throw a pet in the mix, and it’s a recipe for disaster. But Sheron Long, a frequent traveler and author of “Dog Trots Globe — To Paris and Provence,” say it’s worth the trouble. “Every […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Tips for serving a super dinner and family harmony

By Michele Kayal On Thanksgiving Day how do you get the turkey into the oven and the kids out of your hair? It’s not as hard as you think, say family dinner experts. A number of strategies — crafts tables, light snacks, and yes, even inviting the kids into the kitchen — will ensure that […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Flavor turkey with a brown sugar-apple cider brine

And finish off with a classic pumpkin pie By Alison Ladman If you are going to go to the (admittedly little) trouble of brining your Thanksgiving turkey, be sure to set the bar higher than simply adding moisture. Granted, this is the primary goal of a brine. Soaking the bird in a salty solution prior […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

A classic stuffing combination: Sausage and pecan

By Alison Ladman When it comes to Thanksgiving stuffing, it’s hard to get a more classic flavor combination than sausage and pecans. The result is a salty, nutty, sweet, crunchy and tender combination of flavors and textures. For simplicity, we bake our stuffing in a side dish, but you could use it to stuff the […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Thanksgiving is about tradition, so don’t do fancy

By Michele Kayal Year after year, the glossy food magazines scream that you have to tart up your turkey and pimp out your pumpkin pie. But the truth is, when it comes to Thanksgiving, most of us don’t want exciting, new-fangled dishes. We want classic, comforting food, the stuff of Norman Rockwell. “All that malarkey […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

With bailout delayed, Greece turns to bonds

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will issue short-term debt on Tuesday to make a key bond repayment on Nov. 16, when the cash-strapped country is not yet expected to have received the next batch of its international rescue loans. It will issue 2.1 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in treasury bills with the unusually short maturity […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.N.: 11,000 flee Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 11,000 Syrian refugees have fled their country in single day, pouring into Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon with children and dozens of wounded, U.N. officials said Friday. Some desperately climbed over razor-wire border fences to seek safety. Most of the surge in refugees was due to the 9,000 fleeing into […]

November 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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