One-third of Major League Baseball teams declined in value over the past year while the New York Yankees’ worth increased 15 percent to $1.5 billion, according to the annual estimates by Forbes magazine.
The Washington Nationals took the biggest hit during the recession, down 12 percent to $406 million. The Atlanta Braves dropped 10 percent and the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners each were off 9 percent, the magazine said Wednesday.
Wildlife experts from across North America were here Monday to help jump-start an effort to save Minnesota’s moose.
Hit hard by parasites and warmer weather, Minnesota’s moose population is shrinking, and experts fear the state may lose the big, beloved animal for good.
By John Myers , Duluth News Tribune
, December 10, 2008
Let the economists debate all they want. This is a recession.
Scared and often broke, Americans stopped buying everything from cars to corn flakes in the July-September quarter, cutting back spending by the largest amount in 28 years and jolting the national economy into what could be the most painful downturn in decades.
By Jeannine Aversa, The Associated Press
, October 31, 2008
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