New York, Chicago chefs share top U.S. culinary award
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Americans chefs representing different culinary styles shared the country's highest cooking honor on Monday.
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Obama Nominates Billionaire for Commerce Secretary
President Barack Obama nominated another corporate billionaire to his cabinet on Thursday, announcing hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, also longtime Obama supporter and "heavyweight" fundraiser, as his official Commerce Secretary pick, the Chicago Tribune reports. Pritzker, with a $1.85 billion fortune, is listed by Forbes magazine among the 300 wealthiest Americans.
State Department diplomat with Chicago ties killed in Afghanistan
A young diplomat from River Forest was among five Americans killed Saturday during a car bomb blast in Afghanistan, her family said.
India Ink: Gujarat Is Yours, Modi Tells Indian Americans
Controversial chief minister’s live video broadcast to New Jersey and Chicago.
Getting Better Transparency From Oil Refineries
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Gregg Laskoski writes in US News and World Report that virtually all of the retail gasoline price volatility that Americans experienced this past year was connected to significant problems at refineries and it was those refineries' vulnerability that subjected US consumers to the year's highest average price ever, $3.63 per gallon. February delivered the BP refinery fire in Cherry Point, Washington that led to gasoline price spikes all along the Pacific coast, refinery problems in the Great Lakes region pushed Chicago gas prices to an all-time high of $4.56 per gallon, and over the summer, west coast refineries incurred outages, and California saw record highs in most markets, with Los Angeles gasoline's average price peaking at $4.72/gallon in October. Finally after Reuters reported that some 7,700 gallons of fuel spilled from Phillips 66's Bayway refinery in Linden, NJ, after Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey environmental protection officials said they were not made ...
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