Columnists

Appeal Sought in Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Case

By Danica Coto | Oct 23
A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans.

Methodist Panel Hears Appeal Over Gay Wedding

By Travis Loller | Oct 23
A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.

Exploding Airbags: Gov't Issues Warnings

Oct 23
Dangerous airbags in more than 11 million cars are under recall after it was found that the airbags can explode, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Jeff Glor reports.

Ikea Makes Push for Growth

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 23
Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.

The Meaning of Organic Beyond Food

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 23
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

Verizon Reports Higher 3Q Net Income, Revenue

Oct 23
Verizon Communications Inc. reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

Google's Streaming Music Service Adds Mood to Mix

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 23
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

Top Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

By Alex Veiga | Oct 23
One of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged.

Gov't Auto-Safety Website Leaving Drivers in the Dark

Oct 23
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged car owners to have exploding airbags immediately removed from their vehicles, the agency's website provided little information about the problem.