Lunchtime Links: July 6, 2010

The current price of a stamp – 44 cents – is likely to go up soon as the U.S. Postal Service plans to raise rates in the face deepening financial losses.

Democrats are seeing a big dip in contributions from Wall Street firms as financial regulatory reform legislation advances.

A former landscaper for the family of missing Oregon 7-year-old Kyron Horman told police that the boy's stepmother offered him a large sum of money in exchange for killing her husband.

Former hot dog eating champ Takeru Kobayashi was freed from jail after Sunday’s arrest at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Gulf Coast residents are all too familiar with tragedy. Having survived the devastation of Hurricane Katrina five years ago, the oil spill is taking a profound toll on communities such as Bayou La Batre, Ala., where a new church food pantry is ministering to the many local residents whose dependence on the sea for their livelihoods.

The New York Knicks reached an agreement in principle Monday with free agent Amare Stoudemire after receiving assurances it would not be an impediment to their pursuit of LeBron James.

 

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