Every year, Forbes releases a list of the world’s most powerful woman, influential in everything from politics to technology to culture. The list includes obvious choices, such as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also includes unexpected choices, such as Lady Gaga (No. 11 this year). Here are the 10 most powerful women: (See full list here)
When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:
The Fed will hold its first-ever quarterly briefing, and new data will likely reveal sluggish economic growth for the first quarter
Tiger Woods isn't the favorite to win the Masters 2011. That honor falls to Phil Mickelson. In fact, Tiger Woods may have peaked professionally. This week's Masters golf tournament may be the most critical test of Woods' golf career.
Pringles to be acquired by Diamond Foods from Procter & Gamble. Diamond takes big step into snack food market with Pringles.
Unemployment report showing a gain of 216,000 jobs provided a lift for stocks. With unemployment rate at a two-year low, the Dow rose 56 points.
Diet Coke's ascendance marks a victory for Coca-Cola Co. as its sodas now hold the top two spots, beating out its longtime rival PepsiCo Inc.
Pepsi bottles introduced Tuesday are not traditional, oil-based plastic. Instead, the Pepsi bottles are made from 100 percent plant material and will be tested next year.
SunChips bag was biodegradable but way too loud when opened. Frito-Lay has redesigned the SunChips bag to be quieter.
Soda tax repeal: A proposed repeal of the soda tax in Colo. could save soda drinkers 2.9 percent but cost the state $12.3 million.