Lunchtime Links: August 18, 2010

Due in large part to the popularity of iPods and similar personal listening devices, a sharp rise in varying degrees of hearing loss has been confirmed among teens and young adults.

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted on just one of the 24 counts he was indicted on in federal court. Prosecutors say a retrial on the 23 counts jurors were deadlocked on is guaranteed.

Dr. Laura is ending her long-running radio show after simmering controversy over her repeated use of racial slurs on the air.

President Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation's financial outlook as poor.

A new study that shows that men who make significantly less money than their wives are much more likely to be unfaithful.

In what shouldn’t come as a surprise, Brett Favre has backed off retirement talk – again – and will return to quarterback the Minnesota Vikings at 41 years old.

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