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Oh, stewardess! . . . That's gonna cost ya!

| Apr 24, 2007
Airlines are now charging passengers for amenities that used to be standard. Everything from food to pillows. Commentator Beth Teitell says it's time for the traveling public to fight back.
Posted In: Travel

Dirty Beijing air? Make rain

Scott Tong | Apr 24, 2007
China announced today its plan to address climate change. Good thing, too, because that Beijing air is nasty. Scott Tong reports on one pollution solution that may sound bizarre.

Thinking inside the box

| Apr 24, 2007
Office colleagues wind up buying each other presents for all sorts of occasions. But sometimes there's just not much joy in it. Alex Goldmark looked into gift-giving on the job.

The paycheck's always greener. . .

| Apr 24, 2007
Or is it? If you've ever wondered whether you got suckered into working for less than the guy in the next cubicle, commentator Joel Stein has a website for you. And it might come in handy when you negotiate your next salary.
Posted In: Jobs

One boat piece at a time

Scott Jagow | Apr 24, 2007
A man in Britain was convicted yesterday of stealing hundreds of boat parts from his employer, sneaking them out one-by-one in his toolbox to build his own luxury liner.
Posted In: Crime

Biofueled planes coming soon

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Apr 24, 2007
Virgin Airlines has announced it's working with Boeing and GE to get a jet powered by biofuels into the air next year. If all goes well, they could be flying commercially inside five years.
Posted In: Travel

EPA dragging its feet on greenhouse gases

| Apr 24, 2007
The Supreme Court ruled last month that the EPA does have the power to regulate greenhouse gases, but the agency has yet to take action and that's got some folks in Washington ready for a showdown.

Lord of the games

Curt Nickisch | Apr 24, 2007
Software maker Turbine is hoping to lure online gamers away from World of Warcraft and into Middle Earth to play its game out today based on Tolkien's popular "Lord of the Rings."
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

What's wrong with our food?

Steve Henn | Apr 24, 2007
From peanut butter to bagged spinach to pet food, it hasn't exactly been the best year for the nation's food supply. That's led to calls for greater regulation, and Congress is poised to take action.
Posted In: Health, Washington

U.S. broadband stuck in the slow(er) lane

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Apr 24, 2007
The U.S. ranks 15th among 30 industrialized nations in high-speed Internet access, and a free market may be the speed bump. In places like Iceland and Singapore, governments are taking the initiative.