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Current Sale to Al Jazeera May Earn Al Gore $100 Million

Al Gore already has won a Nobel Peace Prize, an Oscar and a presidential popular vote. Now, he's won the mergers-and-acquisitions lottery, too. When Al Jazeera cuts its check to buy failed progressive media outlet Current TV, Gore's 20 percent stake looks like it'll be worth $100 million.

Obama vs. Romney, Round 2: What to Watch for at the Town Hall

The first debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama accomplished what few debates have: a dynamic change in the race. Debate No. 2 has the potential to change it all again. And in a town hall format, with real people asking the questions, surprises are virtually guaranteed. That said, here are five things to watch for.

Using an Easy-Bake Oven Is About to Become Difficult

The Easy-Bake Oven is falling victim to the fight against global warming. The incandescent light bulbs that heat the toy ovens are being phased out in 2012 in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents. But precisely because they are energy efficient, they don't get hot enough to bake a cookie.

Keith Olbermann + Al Gore: Perfect Together?

Just weeks after his abrupt departure from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann has found a new home at Current TV, the small news and public affairs network backed by former Vice President Al Gore. Will his new viewers see the charming and witty Keith -- or the surly and nasty one?

Ethanol, the Next Generation: Corn Is Out, Cellulose Is In

It has become clear to politicians and scientists that corn-based ethanol isn't the solution for creating a home-grown fuel source. Enter "cellulosic ethanol," made from wood chips, weeds or algae: Is this the fuel of the future? A company called Mascoma is gearing up to prove it is.

A Boardroom Surprise: These Are Not Your Average Directors

Do celebrity board members help a company? Surprisingly, recent research suggests that celebrity board appointments can add as much as 2% to the price of a company's stock. Here are 8 well-known individuals from different backgrounds currently sitting on corporate boards.