The FBI says it's going to spend $500 million to help overhaul its computer system. The winner of the contract is expected to be announced within the next 30 days. From the Innovations Desk, Janet Babin reports.
Today, executives from the nation's six largest oil companies go before a Senate committee. They'll be asked to explain whether mergers have anything to do with their gushing profits. Sam Eaton reports.
A few days ago, scientists discovered a new species of animal in the Pacific that looks like a hairy lobster. Researchers named it Kiwa hirsuta. They also blew a golden chance to make some money, says commentator Natasha Loder.
Today, the one day a year when China's prime minister gives a press conference -- at the close of the congress' annual session -- the Chinese word for "farmer" came up a lot. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
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