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  • Google earnings: one of five things to watch April 14

    Google earnings: one of five things to watch April 14

    Google earnings aren't just about numbers. New CEO Page will give his first conference call. Also of interest: Zipcar's Nascaq debut and key readings on inflation.

  • Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    With the news of Glenn Beck leaving Fox officially announced, it's time to reflect. The host has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. Conspiracy theories, apocalyptic predictions, and just plain eyebrow-raising statements have kept the folks at Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, busy. They track his show (along with many others) and take notes. Now that the show “Glenn Beck” is ending later this year, Media Matters has opened its files and shared some of the most noteworthy moments. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least. It bears noting that Beck has a lot of followers, who admire his populist conservative critique of the Obama era. His Facebook page has more than 1.8 million fans -- coincidentally, the same number of viewers he had as of January (down from 2.9 million in January 2010). Whether those fans believe his every word is hard to tell. But, like any good showman, he knows how to draw a crowd.

  • In Pictures Living with Technology

    A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student tweezes a silicon wafer that, under high heat, will grow carbon nanotubes, some of the smallest conductors yet invented.

  • Election 2012 and your pocketbook

    Editor's Blog Election 2012 and your pocketbook

    Nineteen months is an eternity in politics. Surprise events can pop up. But the key indicator to watch, as always, will be the economy.

  • 2,000-year-old coral found near BP well site

    2,000-year-old coral found near BP well site

    2,000-year-old coral found: Scientists have found 2,000-year-old coral, some of the oldest living organisms on Earth, near the site of the damaged BP Gulf well.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/01

    An anti-government protester, his face painted with the colours of his national flag looks on during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen. Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have packed a main square in the capital and are on the march elsewhere across the nation, demanding the country's ruler of 32 years step down. Arabic reads on his face, 'Leave.'

  • Gulf oil spill: failure of blowout preventer traced to bent drill pipe

    Gulf oil spill: failure of blowout preventer traced to bent drill pipe

    A team of Norwegian experts concludes that the ‘blind-shear ram,’ which was part of the blowout preventer, was not designed to deal with the bent pipe. Their report on this aspect of the Gulf oil spill was released Wednesday.

  • Eight ways $100 oil may affect you

    Eight ways $100 oil may affect you

    In recent weeks, the price of a barrel of oil has stayed at about $100 a barrel, and gasoline prices have been edging closer to $4 a gallon. The costs are apparently due to events half a world away, in the Middle East. Even though plenty of oil is around, there is fear of further disruptions, and consumers, business people, and politicians have all been making adjustments. Here are eight ways that higher energy prices are starting to affect America.

  • China grabs Latin America, well ahead of Obama's outreach

    China grabs Latin America, well ahead of Obama's outreach

    In the past year, China has secured some $65 billion in regional deals. President Obama's current visit to Latin America is seen as a counteracting move.

  • Why Charlie Sheen and Muammar Qaddafi aren’t winning the media

    Why Charlie Sheen and Muammar Qaddafi aren’t winning the media

    The cases of Charlie Sheen and Muammar Qaddafi underscore what analysts say: Media's role is to tell and sell, and not to assist with brand management.