The Pay By Touch system is true to the name -- it works by allowing customers to pay for things with a touch of their finger. Diantha Parker found out how it work when she tested out the system at a Shell station in Chicago.
Microsoft's Bill Gates is on Capitol Hill today campaigning for the government to issue more H-1B visas. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports he wants more foreign workers because he can't find enough qualified Americans.
The National Federation of Independent Business was against Hillary Clinton's health care reform plan 15 years ago. John Dimsdale reports the group is calling for reform today -- but they still don't support Clinton's plan.
NBC and Fox's Hulu.com will allow viewers to download over 200 TV shows and movies for free. While it may seem to be a new and scary venture for profits, Lisa Napoli reports the business model is a familiar one.
Oil may be high in the U.S., but U.K. citizens might have to face paying more than twice what Americans pay per gallon. Doug Krizner talks to MF Global senior energy broker Rob Laughlin in London about how long prices may stay high.
The weakness of the dollar is one reason oil prices are flirting with $110 a barrel, but some say there's more to the story. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about the financial market versus supply and demand.
The government is considering whether the current Gross Domestic Product accurately measures U.S. economic progress. Some analysts feel the way GDP is defined can cause some big problems. Sam Eaton reports.
Money might not buy happiness, but having a little more of it can make us feel better. Commentator Will Wilkinson says while wealth might not be the direct route to happiness, it doesn't mean it's irrelevant.
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