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  • Why Robert Dudley is tailor-made to lead BP past Gulf oil spill

    Why Robert Dudley is tailor-made to lead BP past Gulf oil spill

    Robert Dudley, who will become BP's new chief executive on Oct. 1, has many of the qualities that BP needs as it tries to move beyond the Gulf oil spill crisis. But he faces a tough task.

  • Ford Explorer: Will consumers pay more for less power?

    The New Economy Ford Explorer: Will consumers pay more for less power?

    Ford Explorer in 2011 comes with two engine options. The less powerful one saves fuel but costs more.

  • Gallery CEO exits

    LEHMAN BROTHERS - RICHARD FULD: Under Mr. Fuld’s leadership at Lehman, the company underwrote more mortgage-backed securities in 2006-07 than any other firm. The housing market crash showed Lehman's exposure to these high-risk financial instruments and the firm began to lose money. Fuld refused offers to sell, and the Treasury Department did not engineer a rescue, as it did for another investment bank. Lehman's bankruptcy in late 2008 also ended Fuld's job. Code Pink protesters hold up signs as Fuld testifies at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in October 2008.

  • Corpse flower: Foul plant could bloom during Texas wedding

    Corpse flower: Foul plant could bloom during Texas wedding

    Corpse flower enthusiasts are the only ones who will appreciate the smell of Lois, a rare, six-foot corpse flower at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which could release its aroma right in the middle of a wedding being held there this Saturday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/19

    David Barber, Queen Elizaberth's swan marker, holds a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on England's River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor on Monday. Swans and cygnets are counted and examined during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the 12th century when the crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but the queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.

  • Faith Misplaced

    Faith Misplaced

    Evangelical missionaries were once leaders in creating a positive image of the US in the Arab world.

  • Gulf oil spill: As gusher stops, response playbook is being rewritten

    Gulf oil spill: As gusher stops, response playbook is being rewritten

    Three months of poking and prodding in the Gulf oil spill have recast how companies will respond to future deep-sea accidents. On Friday, a new containment cap appeared to be holding steady, with no signs of oil leaking.

  • Gulf oil cap holding; BP encouraged

    Gulf oil cap holding; BP encouraged

    Gulf oil cap appeared to be holding steady Friday morning, almost midway into a white-knuckle waiting period in which engineers watched the pressure gauges for signs of a leak.

  • Medicare scams totaling $251M result in 36 arrests

    Medicare scams totaling $251M result in 36 arrests

    Medicare fraud pushes authorities to conduct the largest fraud bust ever in five different states and arrested dozens of suspects accused in scams totaling $251 million.

  • BP oil spill continues with new untested cap in place

    BP oil spill continues with new untested cap in place

    BP oil engineers were back to the slow work of trying to choke a gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico with an untested cap.