Posted: Wed, December 31st, 1969
Last updated: Wed, December 31st, 1969
Craze for coveted craft brews creates black market
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Fancy a pint of Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper double India pale ales, but can't find them in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet.
Can software be patented? Supreme Court to decide
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry.
Wind farms can kill eagles without penalty
Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
Dow up nearly 200 points on better job figures, consumer confidence
Stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the S&P 500 bouncing back from a five-session drop, as an upbeat November jobs report had the unemployment rate falling to a five-year low and a survey on consumer confidence hit a five-month high.
Starbucks $450 holiday gift cards sell out in a flash
Despite a $450 price tag, a limited-edition line of rose gold-colored metal Starbucksgift cards sold out Friday in less time than it takes to order a latte. The offering marked the second year the coffee chain has partnered with high-end daily deal site Gilt.com to sell the cards.