May 30, 2012

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Blackberry's Research in Motion isn't as successful as it used to be, but it could try to resurrect itself through what it became known for: software and security. The Carlyle Group has a new website, trying to show its kinder,…

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What's up, Europe? Brussels muddles through the crisis

May 30, 2012
The big story in Brussels, as it has been for the last two years, is the eurozone crisis. So is any progress being made?

A kinder, gentler Carlyle Group?

May 30, 2012
The private equity firm reaches out, especially to Montana environmentalists.

Blackberry maker RIM could leverage cybersecurity

May 30, 2012
After a warning on earnings, could Research in Motion turn to a cybersecurity focus to shore up its business?

Government debt costs soar in Spain, slump in U.S.

May 30, 2012
Spain now pays more than 6.6 percent on its 10-year bonds. The U.S. pays just over 1.6 percent. Eurozone debt, however, may yet hurt both sides of the Atlantic.

Bison may be named the national mammal

May 30, 2012
The burly buffalo has bipartisan Congressional backing to become our national mammal.

Why more athletes are choosing to sport eyewear

May 30, 2012
It turns out NBA players like LeBron James don't actually need the eyeglasses to see.

How to avoid the 'fiscal cliff'

May 30, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says lawmakers need to apply the brakes on automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to go into effect at the end of the year or the U.S. may face a new recession.

Italian tabloids follow Mark Zuckerberg to ATM

May 30, 2012
The Facebook founder is currently honeymooning there with his wife, and can't escape the press.

What's the 'fracking' problem? May be its name

May 30, 2012
A new survey suggests “fracking” terminology may need an image overhaul.

Blackberry’s Research in Motion isn’t as successful as it used to be, but it could try to resurrect itself through what it became known for: software and security. The Carlyle Group has a new website, trying to show its kinder, gentler side. The bison is the one thing getting bipartisan support this year. Research shows that using words like “fracking” could be what’s keeping many from supporting drilling. And Stephen Dubner talks about the hidden side of more athletes choosing to sport eyewear.

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