The Senate has voted to prevent further stockpiling of crude in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But some experts in London doubt the action would lower oil prices, and might even keep them high. Stephen Beard finds out why.
In a novel approach to fighting homelessness, San Francisco will install 10 old parking meters in heavily panhandled neighborhoods and use the money deposited for charities. Sean Cole reports on a similar program in Montreal.
Tomorrow, Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's will be handing out freebies, part of a marketing trend to draw cash-strapped customers into stores. It works, apparently. Customers think it's fun and come back. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Grieving Chinese parents want to know why as many as nine schools collapsed in the massive earthquake in China Monday, killing their children. From Shanghai, Scott Tong reports that many wonder if substandard buildings were at fault.
The Congressional Budget Office predicts the housing bill Congress is drafting will help only a small portion of homeowners heading to mortgage default. Commentator Richard Reich explains why Congress must broaden that bill.
Congress looks at global warming from a new angle today -- green buildings. Proponents say even modest changes to building codes can cut greenhouse gases significantly. Some argue green homes use 32 percent less electricity. Sam Eaton has more.
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