Funding for unemployment benefits officially runs out today, although Democrats are pushing for a $12 billion extension. In the meantime, the two million long-term unemployed could find themselves cutting back drastically, and this could affect local businesses in a big way.
While the U.N. summit in Cancun undertakes big environmental initiatives, some small businesses are already taking up the green cause. What they're discovering is that beyond the environmental factors, going green is helping out their bottom line, too.
Considering its current economic crisis, Ireland seems a unlikely choice for a new public attraction. But for those who believe that a little magic can help tough times, there's the new National Leprechaun Museum, the world's first to honor the small being.
As food safety moves toward the legislature, bioengineers are already creating new kinds of foods to regulate. Take the "botox apple," which won't brown after cutting. Will genetically modified food catch on? Sarah Gardner reports.
Democrats have been trying to pass a $12 billion package that would extend jobless relief for millions of Americans. Republicans have so far said no because the package would add to the deficit. Juli Niemann has more.
Comcast is slapping new fees on Level 3 communications -- that's the company that helps Netflix stream video to customers. The new fees could increase the price we pay to stream movies online. Gregory Warner explains.
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