A startup helps motorcycle taxi drivers in Kampala, Uganda, buy their bikes, which in turn helps them buy homes, start businesses, and send their kids to school.
A bill prohibiting the state from working with companies that don't comply with regulations on conflict minerals has passed the state Senate committee.
Stock prices on global index fall in the wake of concerns about Japan's economy. Japan's stock prices on the TOPIX index plunge 7.5 percent.
BP will attempt a 'top kill' in which heavy mud and cement would be shot into the well to plug it up.