How to Heat Your Home for Free (or Profit) This Winter

Like they say: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. With the price of home heating oil on the rise, and likely to go on rising due to global politics, now might be a good time to place a bet on oil to hedge against the costs of keeping the homestead warm.

The World Bank has banned British book publisher Macmillan from receiving any Bank-financed contracts between now and 2016, as a result of bribes Macmillan paid to secure a textbook deal in South Sudan.

U.S. Brings Web, Social Networks to Closed Regimes

The Treasury Department is relaxing rules for Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and other companies, letting them provide social networking, email, and other web services to citizens in Iran, Sudan, and Cuba, in an effort to help open closed regimes.