Millions of Americans connect to the Internet with high-speed connections from their phone or cable company. But now electricity companies are starting to get into the mix with Broadband over Power Lines or BPL. From Pittsburgh, Mark Nootbaar reports.
Against the backdrop of layoffs and slumping sales figures, the US auto industry has begun providing money to retired auto workers to tout the economic benefits of buying American-made cars. Jeff Tyler reports.
The NASDAQ stock market, already rebuffed once, has raised its stake in the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange is flirting with the idea of making its own bid. Stephen Beard reports.
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