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10 Products And Commodities That Have Hit All-Time Highs

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Possibly the most critical debate at the moment in the global economy is whether central banks should fight inflation or deflation. On its face, infla...

The Post Office: The Logistics of Selling Pictures

Amy Bernays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amy Bernays

I seem to spend a lot of my time wrapping up paintings and getting shipping quotes. I went to the post office and listened to a nice man cooing to his sweetheart loudly on his cell phone.

Port-of-Call: Albany (Recovery Act in Action, Part Seven)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Funded by the Recovery Act, an upgrade to the Port of Albany is creating jobs today to put construction workers back on the job in the short term; over time, it will provide a key link in the economy's supply chain.

Green News Report -- April 13, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Are we gonna ...

Fight the Foam: Join the Packaging Police

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

After cutting open yards of plastic packing tape, I was appalled to find acres of bubble wrap, then those absolutely impossible Styrofoam "peanuts" which will still be in the landfill 200 years from now.

Green News Report -- February 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green medals at the Vancouver Olympics; Early spring in Japan; Slow boats to China; EPA under fi...

Truck Cargo Theft Increases Sharply

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thieves are swiping tractor-trailers filled with goods, triggering a spike in cargo theft on the nation's highways. Over five days last month, an 18-...

Web Retailers Offer Extended Shipping Deadlines

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stores in the snow-battered East Coast may have been sparse this weekend, but shoppers kept spending online. Retailers spurred sales with new discount...

Creative Ways To Recycle Packing Peanuts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Traditional packing peanuts are made out of polystyrene and are now color coded to indicate the origin of the material they contain. Polystyrene takes...

Find Out What It Takes To Cut Shipping Emissions

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Global shipping contributes about a billion tonnes of CO2. That's more than the entire economies of Germany or the UK. ...

Marketing in Disguise

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

When marketers knowingly play in the darker parts of the gray to drive sales, they're doing a disservice to the consumer and the industry. A good deal not a good deal when it misinforms consumers.

Global Warming: 2 German Cargo Ships Pass Through 'Arctic Passage'

AP | MATT MOORE and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRANKFURT — Two German merchant ships have traversed the fabled Northeast Passage after global warming and melting ice opened a route from South...

Today's Green News Report

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Now available on Apple iTunes! Subscribe for FREE here!... IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: 'Cash for Clunkers' -- now with more cash!; 'Astroturfing' -- no...

All Ships Near California's Coast Must Now Use Cleaner Fuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Californian regulation mandating that all ocean-going vessels within 24 miles of the state's coast must use cleaner burning low-sulfur diesel fuel i...

A Sea Change in the Mid-Atlantic -- Many Hands Makes Light Work

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Today at noon I will witness the dawning of an important new council dedicated to protecting our precious and threatened Atlantic Ocean: the Governors' Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on Oceans.

Mid-Atlantic Governors to Sign Landmark Agreement to Protect Ocean

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Our oceans don't recognize borders. That's why it's so significant that these five Governors will agree to reach across state lines to protect them.

Petraeus: Shipping Industry Should Consider Armed Guards

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The global shipping industry should consider placing armed guards on its boats to ward off pirates who have become increasingly vio...

EPA To Clean Up US Port Emissions By 2016

AP | VICTOR EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEWARK, N.J. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency wants to limit emissions along the nation's coastline and within its seaports, ju...

An Industry Drunken with Profits

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Exxon has long ago turned the page on Valdez spill twenty years ago. However, for the Alaska residents, especially the fishermen, the nightmare continues.

Elusive Northwest Passage May Open To Shipping As Arctic Ice Cap Shrinks

AP | Jamey Keaten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Arctic ice has shrunk to the lowest level on record, new satellite images show, raising the possibility that the Northwest Passage that eluded famous ...