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First the cathedral and then the cafe? Experiences like travel bring greater satisfaction than material goods, researchers say.

You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place.

You may be better off spending time and money on the latter. A growing body of research has shown that experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions.

CVS Quits Cigarettes, Adjusting To New Health Care Landscape

CVS has rebranded itself, changing its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health. On the very same day, the company has also fulfilled a promise it made earlier this year: No more cigarettes on its store shelves. For more on the decisions, Audie Cornish talks to Bruce Japsen, who covers health care business for Forbes.

When Dawn Gioia first received a request to lease mineral rights under her home, in a downtown neighborhood in Brighton, Colo., she thought it was a scam.

Residents Worry Urban Drilling Will Turn Downtowns Into Oil Towns

Dawn Gioia lives just two blocks away from City Hall in Brighton, Colo., just north of Denver. She never expected to receive a thick envelope from Mid-Con Energy in the mail, proposing she sell mineral rights for oil and gas drilling.

At first, she thought it was a scam.

"One of these forms asks you for all your tax information and Social Security numbers, so that was something that sort of caught me off guard," she says.

The packet also included a lease for her mineral rights. The terms include a $1,200 signing bonus for every acre owned, and 18 percent after that.

Sen. Kaine: Strikes On Islamic State Must Be Approved By Congress

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Lester Berryman, a same-sex-marriage advocate, speaks at a rally in New Orleans in June 2013.

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana's Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

A federal judge in New Orleans has upheld Louisiana's law banning same-sex marriage. The decision is the first break in a string of more than two dozen federal court rulings that have struck down same-sex-marriage bans in other states over the past year.

Federal Regulators Impose Tough New Rules For Banks

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Hong Kong's Drive For Open Elections Runs Low On Steam

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When NATO Comes To Wales, The Welsh Plan To Relish The Spotlight

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Ukrainian Strife Takes A Turn Toward Peace, In A Confusing Way

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From Estonia, Obama Talks Tough On Islamic State And Russia

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