'We're going to have no paper, no printing plants, no unions. It's going to be great.'

RUPERT MURDOCH, chairman of News Corp., hailing the prospect of electronic devices like the Amazon Kindle displacing newspapers, a process he estimates will take about 20 years

'The only thing that happens is a check mark in a box in a courthouse.'

MARY MCCURNIN, a Rancho Cordova, Calif., woman, on her decision to file for a divorce in order to reap financial benefits. By getting the divorce, McCurnin, who is happily married to husband Ron Bednar, becomes eligible to receive the Social Security payments owed...

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