Slowing the Flow
Why gas prices may rise again
Oil prices have plunged by almost $20 per bbl. since August--good for drivers but bad for OPEC. So its members, which pump 40% of the world's crude, plan to cut production by 1 million bbl. a day.
A Call to Arms
The military's new pitch
The Army will adopt a new recruiting slogan in November: "Army Strong." The line is supposed to associate the service with physical and emotional strength. And maybe grammatical confusion.
Vatican II standards loosened
Pope Benedict XVI is expected to issue a decree that would make it easier for priests to celebrate the traditional Latin Mass. Old-fashioned Catholics cry, Habemus Papam!
All Talk, No Money
Air America files for Chapter 11
The liberal talk-radio network founded by Al Franken declared bankruptcy last week. But don't gloat yet, Limbaugh. The network will stay on the air, aiming to balance its budget under a new CEO.
Moguls get back into the studio
What? Diddy still makes music? Press Play, his first album in five years, drops this week. And Jay-Z emerges from pseudo retirement in November with Kingdom Come, his first solo album since 2003.