United's CEO sent a note to employees today saying the airline was not going to merge with US Airways. Jeremy Hobson reports why mergers aren't necessarily a good idea anyway but why this might add to US Airways' trouble.
A record 2,500 delegates finished a three-day conference on African development today in Japan, discussing everything from HIV to microfinance. Lucy Craft reports on how Japan hopes to be a bigger player in Africa.
A cancer drug used to treat colon, head and neck cancer is said to boost survival rates in patients with certain type of lung cancer. Janet Babin reports dramatic Erbitux trial results could make prescriptions explode.
British Airways has raised its fuel surcharges for the second time in a month and the thirteenth time in four years -- this time by 27 percent. Stephen Beard reports what other airlines are also pushing up fees.
There are still problems and ways to help in the aftermath of this China's big quake, but aid money has been pouring in. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about supportive actions that have been happening over there.
Even when there's not a direct hurricane hit on U.S. coastal towns, beach erosion can be tremendous. And after the storms, states spend millions of dollars shoring up those beaches. Dan Grech has more from Florida.
Al Gore is hosting a fundraiser for the Democratic party. It'll cost you $28,000 to get into the room. But Steve Henn reports even though Democrats have been doing fine fundraising, the party is almost broke.
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