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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.

VC giant goes to China

Scott Tong | Apr 24, 2007
Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins is opening up shop in China. The Chinese government is offering tax incentives in an effort to bulk up the nation's scrawny technology sector, so the timing could be right.
Posted In: Canada

Bank deals on both sides of the pond

Sam Eaton | Apr 23, 2007
Dutch bank ABN Amro has agreed to be bought by Barclay's. As part of the deal, it will sell its Chicago-based LaSalle Bank to Bank of America. Sam Eaton reports.

AstraZeneca pays to play in biotech

Helen Palmer | Apr 23, 2007
The giant pharmaceutical company, maker of the Crestor cholesterol drug, will pay $15.5 billion for MedImmune. Analysts say it's a good move, but the price may be too high. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health