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From peanut butter to bagged spinach to pet food, it hasn't exactly been the best year for the nation's food supply. That's led to calls for greater regulation, and Congress is poised to take action.
Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins is opening up shop in China. The Chinese government is offering tax incentives in an effort to bulk up the nation's scrawny technology sector, so the timing could be right.
Or is it? If you've ever wondered whether you got suckered into working for less than the guy in the next cubicle, commentator Joel Stein has a website for you. And it might come in handy when you negotiate your next salary.
The U.S. ranks 15th among 30 industrialized nations in high-speed Internet access, and a free market may be the speed bump. In places like Iceland and Singapore, governments are taking the initiative.
Virgin Airlines has announced it's working with Boeing and GE to get a jet powered by biofuels into the air next year. If all goes well, they could be flying commercially inside five years.
The Supreme Court ruled last month that the EPA does have the power to regulate greenhouse gases, but the agency has yet to take action and that's got some folks in Washington ready for a showdown.