Two years ago, the hurricane first touched ground at low-lying Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana. Even as most businesses rebuild on higher ground, a new economic core is taking root in Plaquemines. Sam Eaton reports.
New Orleans tourism is practically back in full swing and tax revenues are approaching 85 percent of pre-Katrina levels. But in its low-income neighborhoods, recovery is as potholed as the streets. Enter the Belles of Bayou Road. Sam Eaton has their story.
Most new college students are preoccupied with dorms, books and classes. But Claremont McKenna College freshman Ben Casnocha has something else on his mind: How to think like an entrepreneur during his four years.
An ex-con in Italy hatched a smart business plan while he did time and turned it into a $250,000 a year business selling T-shirts and other goods under the Made in Jail label. Megan Williams has the story.
The craze for Crocs footwear has outlasted most analysts' projections. It announced yesterday its 2nd-quarter earnings tripled. Yet, it could be tricky for the Colorado-based shoemaker to keep up the pace. Sam Eaton reports.
A social networking site for children run by a little Canadian start-up company is said to have captured the attention of big media companies who might be willing to pay as much as half a billion dollars for it. Lisa Napoli reports.
Internet dating is a huge business, but where does the Star Wars-loving, D&D-playing pocket-protector set look for love? Enter SweetOnGeeks.com, a site where folks with somewhat oddball passions find their perfect match.
Former Harvard classmates go to court today over who owns the software behind the wildly successful Facebook Web site. It could be a big test for a young Web mogul behind the "new Google." Stephen Beard reports.