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A New Golden Age For 'Silver Bullets'? Airstreams Make A Comeback

The iconic aluminum trailers bring back nostalgic memories. But the company is still manufacturing new trailers — and enjoying a recent surge in sales, fueled by demand for the sleek, retro style.

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Fifty Years Of 'Farmer John': A Hit That Opened The Door For Chicano Rock

Before the summer of 1964, major labels had little interest in Mexican-American bands. Then came The Premiers.

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Need To Evade Would-Be Captors? There's A Class For That

Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.

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