It's hard to make huge changes in your spending habits all at once. To reach your new year's resolution to manage your finances better, try small steps instead. Financial experts offer 10 easy suggestions that could help you spend less and save more in 2011.
Many companies and products claim to be green. But what does that actually mean? In some cases, labels can be misleading. As "greenwashing" increases, so does the need for greater consumer awareness.
Companies that claim to be environmentally friendly or say their products have certain so-called "green" benefits may face more stringent requirements as far as showing proof of such claims, the Federal Trade Commission said today.
In the U.S., 52% of companies report problems attracting critical-skill employees. And some of the hottest jobs over the next 10 to 15 years require tech skills that most people aren't learning. Here's what some workers and companies are doing about it.
BP's (BP) relief well reached intercepted the Macondo well, putting engineers in a position to permanently plug the well that spewed out millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The relief well intercepted the Macondo well late last night, Reuters reported. The next step will be to pour in cement near the bottom of the well, some 2.5 miles below the seabed.
Cheap, versatile palm oil has long been used as an ingredient in everything from ice cream and chips to lotions and soaps. But its production causes severe environmental damage, which is why Unilever, the world's biggest buyer of palm oil, has decided to try an alternative: oil from algae.
Energy Star, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efficiency-rating program for appliances, is under fire for making dubious claims, mislabeling products, or insufficiently verifying manufacturers' claims.