Exxon said Thursday that its profits surged during the first three months of the year: The company said it earned $10.6 billion during that period — an increase of 69 percent.These higher profits come at a time when gasoline prices are exceeding $4 a gallon in some states.
New advertising guidelines from the Obama administration could make Dig 'Em the frog an endangered species — along with Toucan Sam, Chester Cheetah and other junk-food mascots used to sell products to children that are high in sugar, fat and sodium."
Some businesses are pledging to rebuild in the areas most ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The question now is how.The infrastructure is gone. Local governments are decimated. Workers no longer have houses.
The Federal Reserve will take some extraordinary action Wednesday when, for the first time in the central bank's history, its chairman will hold a full-fledged press conference.Ben Bernanke's afternoon appearance before reporters marks the start of what looks to be a permanent shift.