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All-natural bug repellant swats DEET

Janet Babin | Apr 5, 2007
A compound produced naturally by tomato plants might be just what you need to keep insects away this summer. It doesn't have that bug spray smell and it's safe for kids, which could make it a best-seller.
Posted In: Health, Science

Wal-Mart under investigation for spying

Bob Moon | Apr 5, 2007
Wal-Mart's been accused of spying on private citizens, vendors and shareholders alike. So far no one's saying those practices broke laws, but a U.S. attorney has been looking into it.
Posted In: Crime

A Good Rant

Chris Farrell | Apr 4, 2007
While working my way through various stories this morning, I came on this piece written by Steve Hamm of Business Week. It's on his blog....

It's official: Transatlantic exchange opens today

Stephen Beard | Apr 4, 2007
The first transatlantic stock exchange launches in Paris today following the merger between the New York Stock Exchange and Euronext. It could be just the beginning of a movement toward a global stock market.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Political consultants be gone

| Apr 4, 2007
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says presidential hopefuls — and the American public — would be better served if candidates sent their consultants packing, waited a year and then spoke their minds.

American nerdcore

| Apr 4, 2007
Music's Internet age and a wave of geek pride have led to . . . nerds rapping. About computers and video games and sci-fi. Some are even touring and making enough cash to live off. No joke yo.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Rental market meltdown around the corner?

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 4, 2007
So far the rental market hasn't really been affected by the subprime mortgage crisis. But as more struggling homeowners are forced to return to the rental market, it's bound to impact prices and availability.
Posted In: Housing

Middle-class housing crunch

Steve Henn | Apr 4, 2007
Housing costs have risen so high in some cities that entire regions are out of reach for most first-time home buyers. And in those areas, it's becoming a slow drain for the economy as a whole.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Senators don't break for immigration

Dan Grech | Apr 4, 2007
Most Congress members are enjoying spring recess this week, but 10 Senate leaders are working through the break to try to come to a compromise on immigration reform.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

United, BMI to open skies together

| Apr 4, 2007
Good news for consumers: BMI and United Airlines are seeking approval to form an alliance that will provide a seamless experience for passengers traveling between the U.S. and Europe when the open skies treaty takes effect.
Posted In: Canada, Travel