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Skype silenced by software bug

Aug 17, 2007
Skype, one of the most popular companies offering phone service over the Internet, suffered a pretty unpopular glitch the last couple of days. Lisa Napoli reports.

Will the rush for green pan out?

Aug 17, 2007
There's money to be made in the effort to halt global warming. One burgeoning business is the buying and selling of "carbon offsets" to American industry and consumers. What are these offset projects and how good are their claims? Claire Schoen reports.

iRate over iPhone bills

Aug 15, 2007
Some iPhone users are getting more than they bargained for -- like 300-page phone bills from AT&T. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Nasdaq opens a new Portal

Aug 14, 2007
Nasdaq is launching a new market with about 500 companies listed. But before you rush out to make your first trades, Amy Scott has some caveats to report.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Credit crunch like bursting bubble

Aug 14, 2007
You didn't have to be Warren Buffet to know that giving people loans for houses they couldn't afford might come back to bite the economy. And, as Lisa Napoli reports, we all really should have known better this time around.
Posted In: Wall Street

Wanted: Robot fruit-picker

Aug 8, 2007
California fruit growers are plowing cash into the development of a new kind of workforce. One that never gets tired, doesn't ask for raises, and doesn't need green cards. Andrew Phelps reports.

Emergency network fixes not dialed in

Aug 7, 2007
Sprint Nextel and the FCC agreed a couple of years ago that the cell-phone provider would spend $5 billion to fix problems in the nation's emergency radio network. But it's been a tougher job than expected. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Washington

Rocking the video-game world

Aug 6, 2007
The video game "Guitar Hero" from Activision has struck a chord with gamers and given market leader Electronic Arts something to fret about. Kevin Periera of G4 television has been taking notes.

Wingwomen get conversation started

Aug 3, 2007
For a single man on the dating scene, the best way to break the ice -- other than a cute puppy -- is a woman friend doing the talking. Now a growing service is helping shy guys meet Ms. Right, or Ms. Right Now.
Posted In: Science

Paper transactions checking out

Aug 2, 2007
The merger of banking software makers Fiserve and Checkfree could speed up the death of the paper check. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing