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  Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 4:00 PM ET

Rescuing the Gulf's Wildlife—With Help From P&G's Dawn

With oil from a huge spill in the Gulf of Mexicobeginning to lap at the shores of coastal Louisiana Friday, crews are getting in place to assist wildlife caught in the wake of the oil-choked water.

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  Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

Business and Luxury Travelers Are Back: Starwood CEO

Posted By: Krystina Gustafson

Hotel occupancy rates continue to rise—especially at luxury destinations—as business and leisure travelers put the "wave of paranoia" behind them, Starwood Hotels President and CEO Frits Van Paasschen told CNBC Thursday.

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  Thursday, 29 Apr 2010 | 11:28 AM ET

Emerging Markets Driving Consumer Company Growth

Posted By: Brian A. Shactman

If you want insight into the global consumer, Thursday was a big day.

Unilever , Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive all reported earnings.

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  Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 2:04 PM ET

The New Wave of Remote-Control Toys

The New Wave of Remote Control Toys

Remote control toys have been around since the 1960s. But not until the last decade has there been a push to advance the technology behind what was once the centerpiece of every child's toy chest. As technology get smaller, cheaper, and more easily developed, certain manufacturers have refocused their attention on updating RC toys to cater to an increasingly sophisticated youth. Here are some toys just out on the market, and some to come later this year, that apply innovative devices from the me
Photo: Simon Katzer | Photodisc | Getty Images
Remote control toys have been around since the 1960s. But not until the last decade has there been a push to advance the technology behind what was once the centerpiece of every child's toy chest. As technology get smaller, cheaper, and more easily developed, certain manufacturers have refocused their attention on updating RC toys to cater to an increasingly sophisticated youth. Here are some toys just out on the market, and some to come later this year, that apply innovative devices from the me

Remote-control toys have been around since the 1960s. But not until the last decade has there been a push to advance the technology behind what was once the centerpiece of every child's toy chest.

As technology gets smaller, cheaper, and more easily developed, certain manufacturers have refocused their attention on updating RC toys to cater to an increasingly sophisticated youth. Here are some toys just out on the market, and some to come later this year, that apply innovative devices from the medical, military, and digital fields to gadgets any kid can enjoy.

By Cynthia Lin
Posted April 27 2010

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  Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 2:02 PM ET

Remote Control Toys Shift into High Gear

Posted By: Cynthia Lin

Remote-control car or Nintendo DS? Most six-year-olds these days would reach for the latter.

In recent years, radio-controlled toys have gotten lost amid the flashy video games and hand-held electronics.

The technology of traditional “out of the box, ready to run” devices grew stale and with long charge times, bulky designs, and limited ways to play, sales suffered.

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  Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 2:02 PM ET

Toymakers Bridging Tradition and Innovation

Posted By: Cynthia Lin

Children are wired up with cell phones, consoles, iPods, and computers as early as grade school these days, but this doesn’t mean all tradition is lost.

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  Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | 1:47 PM ET

Can Consumer Confidence Rise If House Prices Falter?

The economic headlines look good on first glance: consumer confidence is up and home prices logged their first year-over-year gain.

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  Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

Wal-Mart Gender Bias Suit Gets Go Ahead From Court

Posted By: AP

A sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday exposed Wal-Mart to billions of dollars in legal damages when it ruled a massive class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination over pay for female workers can go to trial.

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  Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | 12:04 PM ET

Learning How to Fight Back Against Debt Collectors

Posted By: Andrew Martin|The New York Times

Among debt collectors, Steven Katz is known as a “credit terrorist.” For years, he has run what he calls the Steven Katz School of Bill Collector Education, otherwise known as the “credit terrorist training camp.”

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  Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

Starbucks Sees 'Runway for Growth' in China

Posted By: CNBC.com

Coffee retail giant Starbucks appears to be out of its three-year slump and focus more heavily on its global expansion in the near future, particularly in China, CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC Thursday.

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