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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

What happens when the price of oil tanks and suddenly you're faced with a whole lot less money to deal with your town's explosive growth?<p>If you're 52-year-old Rick Norby, you lose a lot of sleep.<p>"I haven't slept since I became mayor," he says. "I really ain't kidding you."<p>When Norby became mayor of …

Want cheap international flights? Fake your location.

International airfare can go up or down drastically depending on where you book your flight. To get cheap airfare, you can either book in a foreign …

The shale oil revolution is in danger

The shale oil revolution is providing a great gusher of profit, jobs, and swaggering entrepreneurship. It epitomizes the optimism surrounding …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

Central America

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Obamacare effects are bigger than expected, poll finds

WASHINGTON — President Obama's health law has led to an even greater increase in health coverage than previously estimated, according to new Gallup survey data, which suggests that about 12 million previously uninsured Americans have gained coverage since last fall.<p>That is millions more than Gallup …

Health Care

FBI Investigates FEMA Flood Map Changes After NBC News Report

FBI agents are interviewing employees at FEMA in an investigation of unusual changes in federal flood insurance maps that benefited oceanfront condo buildings with a history of flooding, according to sources familiar with the investigation.<p>The investigation follows a report by NBC News documenting …

22 documentaries you should watch immediately

No art form is as flexible or open to new voices as the documentary film. No running time is better or worse than another, no subject is too large or …