At King's Dominion last year, Nat Ambrose wanted to ride a roller coaster at the amusement park in Virginia. But he couldn't squeeze in to it. Nine months later, and 105 pounds lighter, Ambrose got to ride the Volcano.
James Peterson wants to hold the world record for fist pumping so he made the gesture of triumph for 16 hours straight. The Akron Beacon Journal says to maintain the proper form, he super glued his hand into a clenched fist.
The botched trade at JPMorgan Chase has revived debate on Capitol Hill over whether the recent Dodd Frank financial regulation law gets tough enough on Wall Street. Federal regulators have taken months, and may take several more, to come up with guidelines to implement the Volcker rule.
The Obama re-election committee on Monday released a two-minute ad taking aim at Republican rival Mitt Romney's record at the private equity firm Bain Capital. The ad challenges Romney's claim that his business experience qualifies him to turn the economy around.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's budget deficit is now $16 billion. That's almost double the figure he gave in January. Brown is attempting to force voters to choose between higher taxes and deeper spending cuts.
LightSquared, which had been trying for years to build a high-speed wireless broadband network, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company's plans ran afoul of government regulators who said the new network would interfere with GPS signals.
JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in a risky investment brings attention to the presidential candidates' stances on financial regulation. President Obama supported the Dodd-Frank act, while Mitt Romney has said he would replace it with other regulations.
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