Congress looks at a renewable energy proposal today that would require utilities to tap more into alternative sources like wind and solar. Sam Eaton reports why creating a single national policy could be tough.
A new U.S. law in effect today says child products can't contain more than one-tenth of 1 percent phthalates, a plastic-softening chemical. Congress passed it after last year's recalls of Chinese-made toys. Mitchell Hartman reports.
The New York subway system may be an odd place to consider becoming a friar, but one group of Franciscans hoping to up vocations is getting creative. Ashley Milne-Tyte explores which demographic might find the friar lifestyle appealing.
Four top British bankers are being hauled before a parliamentary committee on two of the U.K.'s financial crisis big casualties, Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS. Stephen Beard explains the ritual humiliation.
For people who have figured out how to survive in the recession, there are still plenty of unanswered questions surrounding life's deeper meaning. Christopher Werth visits a school in London assisting those on a soul-searching journey.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner unveiled a revamped financial rescue plan this morning to untangle the banking system and support new lending. Bill Radke explores some sticking points of the new Financial Stability Plan.
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