Halliburton Co., which was handling the cementing job on BP's Macondo well before it blew up, saw its second-quarter profits jump 83 percent, beating Wall Street expectations.
From beavers to buffalo, Eric Jay Dolin tracks the cruel but lucrative history of the American fur trade.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner wants to plummet toward the earth faster than the speed of sound in a record-breaking high-altitude jump.
Concert ticket sales are down, says Pollstar, who report that gross revenue for the top 100 tours in North America in the first six months of 2010 is down nearly $200 million from last year.
Like winter blizzards, a summer heat wave favors certain segments of the economy. When it feels like Death Valley in New Jersey, air conditioners, kiddie pools, and fitness drinks sell like crazy.
Russian spies case is believed in Moscow to be a plot by US hawks to undermine the US-Russia relationship. It could also hurt Medvedev's chances of beating Putin, an ex-KGB agent, in 2012 elections.
The announcement is a part of the "Great Correction" taking shape in the aftermath of the recession.
Lunar eclipse: Early Saturday morning, skywatchers in parts of North America saw a shadow pass across part of the nearly full moon as it hung low on the horizon.