Supporters of new STOCK Act say it needs to be stronger President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday barring members of Congress, the president and thousands of federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job. Even supporters, including Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz, said the new law doesn't go far enough.4:49 p.m.
Mild winter leads to healthier deer this year The mild winter means more deer survived the season in good shape. But for many farmers getting ready to plant this year's corn and soybeans, a growing deer population means more crop damage.5:50 p.m.
Iron Ranger pushes to open state agency's now-sealed books In 2007, public documents show that Iron Range Resources did not adequately oversee its loans of $9.5 million to the owner of a coal gasification plant. But in 2010, access was denied to those same documents, due to a change in the law exempting the economic development agency from releasing basic financial information.5:55 p.m.
Romney Accuses Obama of Anti-Business Agenda
President Obama signaled the opening of the general election campaign on Tuesday in a blistering speech before the American Society of News Editors. On Wednesday, Obama's likely rival in the fall — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — delivered an address before the same group.
Hail, Hail! 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Arrives In NYC
New York City's taxis are getting a face-lift. Officials have unveiled a Nissan-designed update that, over the next 10 years, will gradually replace every one of the city's 13,000-plus cabs. Updates include more legroom and a window in the roof for gazing at skyscrapers.
Pollution Playing A Major Role In Sea Temperatures
Tiny particles from power plants and fires help create new clouds, which shade the oceans from the sun. This means changes in sea-surface temperatures. And that has profound effects on weather, influencing the time and amount of rainfall in West Africa, and even the number, strength and path of hurricanes.
Report: 'Strategic Distrust' Between U.S. And China
Kenneth Lieberthal is co-author of a new monograph called "Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust." He's also director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Robert Siegel speaks with Lieberthal about what is behind the distrust between the two countries and what can be done about it.
Greek Man Kills Himself Outside Parliament
Early Wednesday, an elderly man shot and killed himself outside the Greek parliament in Athens. Before taking his own life, the man told bystanders that debts had pushed him to the edge. Many Greeks say they see him as a symbol of how desperate they feel as austerity continues to strangle the economy.
Italian Law Pits Older Workers Against Younger Ones
Italy's technocrat prime minister is facing his toughest challenge yet — pushing through a labor overhaul. Italy's labor laws all but guarantee life tenure for older workers but can condemn younger Italians to temporary jobs. The last two attempts to change the law ended with murders.
Flying Car Glides Closer To Reality
Finally, there is a flying car for the average driver. But the real question is if the average driver ready for a flying car. Terrafugia Transition is a $279,000 car-turned-airplane. It's meant to bridge the gap between the road and the sky.