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5 Ways to Satisfy Your 5 Senses in Budapest

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Whether you prefer the quiet sophistication of classical music and museums or a raucous night on the town, Budapest will satisfy all of your senses.

Why Are Hundreds Protesting Against A New Theater Director?

AP | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Around 300 people gathered outside Budapest's New Theater on Wednesday to protest its new director, an actor with links to f...

Could the Fate of Europe, Also, Hinge on Budapest?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Governments, opposition heads, declared or undeclared candidates for this election or that, European leaders on the right as well as the left, what is going on in Budapest concerns them all.

Guess Where This Is (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Add Budapest to the ever-expanding list of places we're dying to go. The capital city of Hungary sits next to the River Danube, one of the most famo...

Notes of a Temporary Ex-pat #5: In Praise of Ex-Pats

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Ex-pats have the guts to try something new. They create a life out of nothing. They're experimental. They've seen life from enough different perspectives that they know there's more than one way to skin a cat.

Notes of a Temporary Ex-Pat #4: The Details Without the Devil

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Americans have a crazy idea that living in Europe is like vacation. But if you're living your life here, there are real challenges to deal with: clothes to wash, money to change and the ordinary details of life to negotiate.

Hungary Elections Sign Of Central Europe's Slide To The Right

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Paul Hockenos BUDAPEST, Hungary -- In the quirky political landscapes of central Europe, Hungary isn't the first post-communist country to lurch...

Notes of a Temporary Ex-Pat #3

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

I came here to find a corner of the world where relationships, ideas, and beauty were more important than winning. I wanted a place where people sat down to dinner, where I could live.

Notes of a Temporary Ex-Pat #2 (Week One)

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

One of the joys and the fears of travel (not the kind that is safe and monitered so you never have to deal, but real travel) is that existential moment of just throwing yourself out onto the world.

Notes of A Temporary Expat 1

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Narrative is a connective tissue made of memories and events, facts and fantasy, and a set of beliefs, which we use to form identity.

Retail gas prices nearing summer highs

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

— Retail gas prices are spiking to levels last seen in the heat of summer driving season, raising fears that consumers could cut back on holiday spending.

But the crude rally propelling the jump at the pump hit the brakes Monday, as a barrel of oil tumbled more than 2 percent as the dollar strengthened after hitting a 14-month low.

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose for the 13th straight day, adding sixth-tenths of a cent overnight to $2.671, according to auto club AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service.

That's still below what drivers were paying at this time last year, but the 20-cent, two-week jump could prompt consumers already dealing with a climbing unemployment rate, depreciating home prices and damaged 401k accounts to spend less over the holidays, said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist with Moody's Economy.com.

"If they're spending more money at the pump, they're going to be less willing to go out to the malls to spend frivolously," Sweet said.

Crude settles above $70 on supply data

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Oil prices climbed more than 5 percent, surpassing $70 a barrel Wednesday after a government report said the nation's gasoline supply dropped unexpectedly and demand increased from last year.

Benchmark crude for November delivery added $3.39 to $70.10 a barrel in late trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude rose $3.06 to $68.55 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

The Energy Information Administration put U.S. gasoline stockpiles at 211.5 million barrels last week, a drop of 0.8 percent from the prior week. It also said demand for gasoline over the four weeks ended Sept. 25 was 5.4 percent higher than last year.

The price of oil, which is used to make gasoline, rose as investors placed some final bets on the last day of the quarter. Crude prices have waffled between $59 and $75 during the past three months, but equities markets surged during the quarter as investors became increasingly confident that the economy was healing.

Despite the drop last week, gasoline supplies are still considered to be well above normal. They're nearly 11 percent higher than they were last year, and much of last week's drop came as many U.S. refiners cut back on their operations.