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Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives

Media industry CEOs dominate top ranks in executive pay, annual study shows.
Unemployed find obstacles to job hunt remain despite growing market

The job market remains a frustrating place for America's 9 million unemployed despite recent job growth. Multiple interviews, blackhole job sites and skill deficiencies have kept the process long and difficult.
Financial market turmoil creates a tempting opportunity for mortgage refinancers

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage?
The Artside: Thomason's oil paintings offer view of Appalachia

At the Morris Museum of Art, an exhibition features 26 of Eugene Thomason's oil paintings including a series depicting a fictional mountain clan he called the Hankinses, as well as portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in Appalachia.
Facing the real causes of our slow recovery -- high taxes and red tape

The inadequate pace of private investment spending has been choked by our blunderingly punitive tax and regulatory policies.
Maybe silence goes better with veggies

In the government's push for healthy eating, the young folks have responded as they have since Socrates tried to get them to sit up straight during his philosophy lectures. That is, they've ignored us.
Microsoft names cloud computing chief as next CEO

LOS ANGELES - Microsoft has named the head of its cloud computing business as the company's next CEO, only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history.
Column: Augusta is poised for a prosperous 2014

I pledge to you all that I'm fully committed to working as hard as possible to make great things happen for Augusta in the coming year.
Medical College of Georgia students celebrate their perfect match

Match Day is an annual ritual that is a mixture of Carnivale, pep rally and rugby scrum as students hug, cry and scream when they receive their residency assignments.
More Americans see middle-class status as unobtainable goal now

WASHINGTON - A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. Yet nearly five years after the Great Recession ended, more people are coming to the realization that they're no longer part of it.