The Internet is causing big changes to the hospitality business. Instead of sleeping in hotels, many travelers now spend the night in private homes, which they find through websites such as Airbnb. But there's a catch.
The hackers changed Burger King's bio, saying the company was sold to rival McDonalds because the Whopper had flopped. McDonalds tweeted "Not Us!" The hackers, however, brought Burger King 30,000 new followers.
The couple thought they'd hit the jackpot when they found out they were expecting twins. Then they heard four heartbeats. About 1 in 800,000 births are quadruplets. But two sets of identical twins — what are the odds? About 70 million to 1.
The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for bankruptcy protection. This is the second time in less than four years. RDA Holding says it plans to emerge from Chapter 11 in less than six months. Linda Wertheimer talks to Peter Kreisky, a media industry adviser and founder and chairman of the Kreisky Media Group.
Farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska converted 1.3 million acres of grassland into soybean and corn production between 2006 and 2011. Images derived from satellite data confirmed that changing landscape, which spells bad news wildlife and for soil integrity in some parts.
Overhauling immigration is complicated and controversial. There's been a proposed increase in H-1B visas. Those are the visas that allow companies to bring in skilled foreign workers for jobs that can't be filled by Americans.
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