Just when you thought one of the greatest benefits of shopping online was never having to say "I'm just browsing thanks," more companies are discovering that virtual salespeople can boost Internet sales. Mike Rhee has the story.
Summer travelers, be prepared for more airport delays than ever. The FAA has a plan to help reduce delays, but analysts say the root of the problem will remain: There's only so much pavement. Janet Babin explains.
Britain's BG Group is poised to close a historic deal to supply Palestinian natural gas to Israel. It would develop a large gas field off the coast of the Palestinian-controlled Gaza territory. But some big questions remain, Stephen Beard reports.
Many small companies have struggled to cover the costs of following the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules, but exempting them could encourage the type of accounting fraud the law is intended to fight. Steve Henn reports.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. — and China and India and Russia — are rising so fast they've easily canceled out a dip in Europe, according to a recent U.N. report. So maybe the E.U.'s onto something with its emissions trading market, says Glenn Hubbard.
Two everyday bathroom products are everyday weapons in prison. So researchers at Johns Hopkins have designed razors and toothbrushes that can't be sharpened into makeshift knives. Steve Tripoli has details.
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