The town of Tusuyan, Ariz. only has about 500 people, but Italian developers spent over $300,000 to influence a local election. The real reason: the town is situated a mile from the Grand Canyon. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
Nissan starts taking orders today for the Leaf, it's new all-electric vehicle. While it's family-friendly and cost-competitive with the Honda Civic, Alisa Roth reports the car faces two big challenges.
Airports in Europe are allowing flights to take off again as the plume of volcanic ash becomes less of a threat. But early estimates project a cost of $1.5 billion to the airlines. Stephen Beard reports.
New York City's doormen could potentially walk out the door tonight in response to proposed benefit cutbacks by building owners. Jill Barshay explores the roles of doormen, who don't live the posh lives you might expect.
Facebook wants to adapt its site to incorporate updates from non-Facebook sites, which would lead to a lot of potential for targeted ads. This also means more info for advertisers on your browsing habits. Jennifer Collins reports.
Even though it has years to pay back $6 billion in government bailout loans, General Motors plans to write a check for the remaining balance as soon as today. Bill Radke gets more from Marketplace's Gregory Warner.
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