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The end of Twinkies!?!?

NEW YORK  — The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker's future very much in doubt.

Obama moves to curb oil speculators

The Obama administration proposed new measures Tuesday to limit speculation in the oil markets, seeking to draw a contrast with Republicans who have been calling for more domestic drilling during a time of near record gasoline prices.

Space shuttle Discovery arrives in Washington

(CNN) The space shuttle Discovery took its last flight Tuesday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to Washington, where its final destination will be the Smithsonian.

Secret Service clearances yanked in prostitution investigation

WASHINGTON  -- The Secret Service has yanked the security clearances of 11 members accused of bringing prostitutes to a hotel in Colombia ahead of last week's pan-American summit, government officials with knowledge of the investigatio

CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney

CNN — President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans,

Stocks: Worst week of the year, S&P 500 sinks 2%

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — U.S. stocks stumbled Friday, following a two-day rally, closing lower for a second straight week with worst declines of the year.

Rasmussen poll has Obama, Romney tied

President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in a national head-to-head match-up, according to the latest survey from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen.

Viking recalls dishwashers, offers free repair

Viking Range Corporation has voluntary recalled approximately 2,000 of its machines. A part in the dishwasher can overheat, causing it catch fire. The recalled dishwashers were manufactured between May and September of 2010.

Ron Paul: Donate now or campaign can't go on

A fundraising solicitation sent by Ron Paul on Wednesday painted a frank picture of the future of his campaign: Donate now, or he may have to call it quits.

George W. Bush decries raising taxes on 'the so-called rich'

Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday voiced opposition to raising taxes on “the so-called rich” in a rare public policy speech.