The Labor Department released new unemployment numbers this morning, and then revised its original estimated number of new jobs by slashing them in half. But how good were the numbers to begin with? Dan Grech reports
With a Pepsi-backed promotion of about a billion music download giveaways, Amazon might be the best competitor against Apple yet. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard's Bill Werde about whether they have a shot at grabbing market share.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" debuted this week in 1982, and it still holds the title of best-selling album of all time. Stacey Vanek-Smith shows us how the album and video raised the bar for what we expect from artists today.
Italian air carrier Alitalia might have a reputation for bad management and costly setbacks, but Italy's draw as a top flight destination makes it a desirable item for takeover. Megan Williams reports on who's bidding.
Does it take luck or skill to make money in the markets? Lisa Napoli explores financial chance versus ability with engineer Stan Mazor, co-inventor of the first silicon chip and author of the book "Stock Market Gambling."
After being told it couldn't be done, a team of students at MIT has figured out a way to use a material to separate oil from water, allowing for future clean-ups of crude oil spills. Janet Babin has more.
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