When disaster hits, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is tasked with helping state and local governments recover. But with tragedy already striking earlier this year, their funds are running low.
Many businesses on the East Coast shut down over the weekend for Hurricane Irene. But for tourist industries that depend on the summer months to keep them going throughout the year, losing a few days of business can have big effects.
The patent bills working their way through Congress give priority to the first person who files for a patent, rather than the first person who invents a product or idea. So what does this mean for the future of inventing things?
Japan's yen has remained strong despite the major earthquake and tsunami earlier this year. The country's finance minister will be making suggestions on how to weaken the currency -- but what does that mean?