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A very different car rally took off from Washington, D.C., on its way to Costa Rica. It's called the Greaseball Challenge. It features cars running on restaurants' old grease and oil.
Big-city newspapers may be having their problems, but small community papers are still seen by companies such as News Corp as worthwhile investments. Alisa Roth reports.
Midnight Saturday is the deadline to report first-quarter contributions for the presidential campaigns. It's also a big part of the PR fight. As Steve Henn reports, raising a lot of money early can help build momentum.
The U.S. is slapping tarrifs on imports of some paper products from China — indicating the Bush administration has taken a different approach in its relationship with Beijing. John Dimsdale reports.
Dell says an internal accounting investigation has uncovered evidence of misconduct. And the SEC's poking around the company's books, too. It's enough to make investors nervous. Jeff Tyler reports.
Uncle Ben, of instant rice fame, isn't just Uncle Ben anymore. In a new marketing campaign, he's now chairman of the board. Amy Scott reports that the makeover is getting mixed reviews.