A senior British official says he was told national security was at stake — and that influenced his decision to stop a fraud investigation which implicated the Saudi royal family, an important ally in the "war on terror."
Hybrid autos have found a loyal and growing niche, but the price of the technology isn't coming down fast enough to penetrate the mass market. So what does that mean for automakers preparing to push out a whole new crop of hybrids?
The annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago isn't open to the public, but a few design students do get a chance to go — and to try to come up with the next must-have for beds, baths or beyond.
President Bush wraps up his Latin American tour in Mexico, where he hopes President Felipe Calderon will serve as the region's free market counterweight to socialist Hugo Chavez — but the scales may be tipping in the other direction.
More consumers than ever are getting their news online, which means more consumers than ever have stopped contributing to the cost of news gathering. One possible solution to save the media: Follow the cable model.
The U.S. is the only economic powerhouse that doesn't guarantee its workers paid sick days. A bill to be introduced in Congress today would change that, but business groups are likely to lobby against it.
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