Obama, Clinton Target Maryland's Black Vote
The state of Maryland, where voters head to the polls Tuesday, presents an interesting test for the Democratic rivals for president. So far, Barack Obama has won states with substantial numbers of black voters. But Hillary Clinton is not ready to cede Maryland.
Voting Blocs Shape Obama-Clinton Race
Even as Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York bring diversity to presidential politics, voters are lining up in well-defined racial and ethnic groups.
Weighing the Proposed Writers' Deal
The Writers Guild and Hollywood studios reach a tentative accord after a lengthy writers' strike. Who would get the better of a battle fought largely over Internet revenue?
Yahoo Saying No to Microsoft Offer
Yahoo is rejecting an unsolicited $44.6 billion offer from Microsoft. But it remains to be seen whether Yahoo shareholders will support a management decision to snub the software giant's bid.
Milwaukee Hopes NBA Star Can Lure Chinese Trade
Like many American cities, Milwaukee is trying to develop strong trade ties with China. Its secret weapon may be Yi Jianlian, a rookie forward for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
Mexico Focuses on Police Who Aid Drug Trade
The Mexican government is stepping up efforts to combat the nation's violent drug cartels. Thousands of troops recently deployed near the southern tip of Texas are also targeting corrupt police who protect drug traffickers.
Colombia Traffickers Moving Drugs Via Submersibles
With huge profits as the lure, drug traffickers in Colombia use every possible method to ship their cocaine to market. And if the latest trend is any sign, they're as ingenious as ever. Colombia's navy has been detecting the increasing use of submarines to transport tons of cocaine.
Motorola, Nortel Said to Eye Telcom Hook-Up
A slowdown in the telcom industry may set the stage for a deal between Motorola and Nortel Networks. The Wall Street Journal says the companies are considering combining units that now compete to provide network equipment for wireless phone carriers.
Cell Phones: A New Commuter Tool?
A new study is aimed at using cell phones to acquire better data on traffic patterns. The hope is that handheld devices can become an effective tool to navigate the commute to work.
Bookseller Amazon Building on Review Function
Amazon.com offers pages of information on the book titles it sells online, including reviews. And now the reviewers are being reviewed, as customers are invited to rate a review's "helpfulness."