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Widow Sells Everything She Owns to Bury Late Husband

A 91-year-old widow is selling all of her belongings so she can afford to bury her late husband. Elsie Smith told ABCNews.com she is hoping that by selling all of her possessions, she can bury her husband in the same cemetery as their family members in Snohomish, Wash.

Election Outlook: Will Americans Vote for Hope and P.F. Chang's?

Just a couple of months ago, DailyFinance introduced you to a new, somewhat off-the-wall, gauge of presidential-electoral success: The "Restaurant Sales" index. At the time, it showed Mitt Romney in better shape the Barack Obama. Here's what it reveals now.

Microsoft and NBC Cut Ties on MSNBC.com

Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com, freeing the world's largest software maker to build its own online news service. NBC is buying Microsoft's 50% interest in the website and will rebrand it NBCNews.com.

Romney: I'm Not Too Rich to Relate

In an interview Monday with Mitt Romney, ABC New's Dianne Sawyer said what many of her viewers wanted to know was, 'Are you too rich to relate?" Was the ex-governor's answer on point, or a dodge?

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Is Under Fire Again

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer that probably assembled your new iPad, is on the hot seat again this week, reviving discussions about evils of offshoring. But if you think money is the only reason why Apple doesn't make its gadgets closer to home, you're missing the bigger picture.

Coke Fans See Red Over Seasonal White Cans

Usually, soda drinkers are more concerned about what's in their cans than what's on them, but Coca-Cola's seasonal white can design has created a fizzy uproar. Many customers are confusing them with Diet Coke, while others claim the cola in them tastes "funky."

Was Dr. Oz's Apple Juice 'Crisis' a Ratings Ploy?

Last week, TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz took on apple juice, declaring that the classic drink may be slowly poisoning America's children with arsenic. But the FDA and the juice companies have credibly refuted his claims. So was Dr. Oz's announcement meant to be a legitimate health warning, or a just cynical attempt to boost ratings?

Growing Public Support for Tax Package

Gallup, Pew Center and Washington Post/ABC News surveys all showed that Americans, for the most part, support the tax package approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

ABC News's David Westin: 'The Right Time' to Leave

ABC News President David Westin is leaving his job after 14 years. A corporate mandate to increase his division's profitability apparently conflicted with his own commitment to high-prestige journalism.

Defamation Ruling Gives Shirley Sherrod a Legal Leg to Stand On

A federal appeals court ruling has allowed a defamation case against TV news debunker Scott Stossel to go ahead, and it should also give hope to Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department employee fired earlier this summer after an edited clip appeared to show her confessing to racist acts.

Diane Sawyer's First Night as ABC News Anchor

Diane Sawyer's first night as host of Disney Co.'s ABC World News Tonight was greeted by a lot of fanfare about how little fanfare greeted it. The critics seem to agree that ABC now has an "understated" and "smooth" anchor in the evening news chair.