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  • Mexico volcano ash forces shutdown of airport (+video)

    A volcano in Mexico, El Popocatepetl, erupted spewing enough ash Thursday to close the Puebla airport.

  • In Gear Buying a car, college grad? Don’t forget the rebates.

    Most major automakers offer discounts to college grads. All college grads need to do is read the fine print. 

  • Cover Story With all this natural gas, who needs oil?

    It's home-grown, plentiful, and touted as the best way to wean the US off Mideast oil. But there are limits to how far the US can tilt toward a natural gas economy. 

  • Audi expands into motorcycles with Ducati

    Audi says it will buy the luxury motorcycle maker for an undisclosed sum. VW's Audi unit praised Ducati for its light engines and profitability.

  • Volkswagen buying motorcycle icon Ducati?

    Volkswagen's premium car division, Audi, is considering buying Ducati for its light-engine know-how, according to a report. But Volkswagen, Ducati are not commenting.

  • Car sales surge in February at a pace not seen since early 2008

    Several forces combine in the stronger car sales: an improving economy, carmakers eager to lure buyers with incentives, and mild winter weather.

  • Top 6 Super Bowl ads featuring animals (+video)

    Super Bowl ads reflect a broader truism in advertising: A cute animal is a better pitchman than a human 9 times in 10 (Peyton Manning aside). Over the years, some of the most successful Super Bowl ads of all time have featured a wide array of animals, from mighty Clydesdales to lowly mosquitoes. Here is our countdown of six of the best ever fuzzy (and not so fuzzy) Super Bowl commercials, including a winner from Super Bowl XLVI. Did your all-time favorite take the top spot?

  • Clint Eastwood in Top 6 Super Bowl 2012 car commercials (+video)

    Sure, the New York Giants won the 2012 Super Bowl. But who won the battle of the Super Bowl car commercials?  NBC says advertisers paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second spot in this year's Super Bowl. Last year, Volkswagon was the biggest crowd pleaser with their Darth Vader "The Force" ad which got millions of views online before it debuted on TV. This year, the early favorite was Ferris Bueller (aka Matthew Broderick) hawking a Honda. But Chrysler's Halftime in America ad, starring Clint Eastwood, is what everyone is talking about now. Here's one viewer's take on the Top 6 Super Bowl car commercials for 2012. Which is your favorite?

  • Ferris Bueller lands in Top 5 Super Bowl car ads of 2012 (+ video)

    The Super Bowl is way more than a football game. It's a coming out party for the year's most creative and humorous ads. Here's one viewer's take on the Top 5 Super Bowl car ads for 2012. What's your favorite - Bueller, The Bark Side, or another?

  • Super Bowl ad: Is Ferris Bueller 'sequel' the right vehicle for a Honda CR-V? (+video)

    Before the ad wars kick off on Super Bowl Sunday, Honda is trying to score early with an extended online pitch for the CR-V, featuring Matthew Broderick in a Ferris Bueller sequel. Of sorts.

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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