Paul Mason, 51, lost two-thirds of his nearly 1,000-pound weight following a gastric bypass operation, and he is fighting to fund further surgery to remove folds of loose skin left after his substantial weight loss
The last-minute deal Congress approved for the stated purpose of sparing the middle class from tax hikes was iced with a host of special-interest favors -- including tax breaks for Hollywood, Puerto Rico rum producers and the alternative energy industry.
Apple won't be there. Nor will Google. And for the first time in many years, Microsoft won't have its own booth, but the International Consumer Electronics Show (Jan. 8 - Jan. 11), one of the largest and longest running tech trade shows around, is still expecting one of its biggest years ever.