An Istanbul cobbler capitalizes on the 'shoe mania' sparked by the tossing of his work.
Gasoline and some heating costs are expected to be relatively low in 2009.
Beijing marked warming ties with Taiwan by sending two pandas, Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, to the Taipei Zoo.
Low-cost lodging is spreading – despite the bad economy – as China's new middle class embraces the open road and business travelers look for bargains.
Proposed high-rise greenhouses could help solve a looming food crisis, professor says.