The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.
When Shaun Rein drives to Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, about 10 minutes outside the airfield, he begins to notice a line of cars -- including Rolls Royces and Bentleys -- parked along the side of the highway. "Why? It's because these people, who can spend a million dollars on a car, don't want to spend $2 on parking at the garage," said Rein, managing director at China Market Research Group.
Spaniards who are in "circumstances of extreme necessity" and are unable to pay their mortgages will not be evicted from their homes over the next two years, the main industry group for Spanish banks said Monday.
Japan's economy contracted at an annual rate of 3.5% in the latest quarter, sparking concerns of a sustained regional slowdown.
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The puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo is on a leave of absence from Sesame Street after denying he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.
It's official: Oscar-winning writer Michael Arndt will pen the screenplay for "Star Wars: Episode VII." StarWars.com has confirmed that the "Toy Story 3," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Catching Fire" scribe has begun "story conferences" with producer Kathleen Kennedy and "Star Wars" creator George Lucas.
More than a music producer, singer-rapper, composer and designer, Pharrell Williams is an expressionist -- a person fully immersed in the worlds of art and culture. His new coffee-table book, "Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been," shares his insightful conversations with cultural influencers such as Jay-Z, Anna Wintour, Zaha Hadid, Buzz Aldrin and Kanye West, to name just a few. Williams recently spoke with CNN about his book, the people who have influenced him and his upcoming projects.
If your child gets recurring headaches and you think they might need glasses, you may be mistaken - a new study says children's headaches are rarely triggered by vision problems.
Nobody "likes" a loser. If losing the presidential election wasn't enough, Mitt Romney has been hemorrhaging Facebook friends. People began unliking Romney's official Facebook page soon after the election results came in last week. The Washington Post noticed the drop on Friday, when the GOP presidential candidate's page was losing 593 likes an hour.
Are you "in a relationship" on Facebook? If so, you might wish to go to this link: Facebook.com/us. The page is the newly launched digital version of the relationship between you and your significant other, including posts, events and photos that both of you are tagged in.
By now, everyone knows computers can talk. There's Hal. There's Watson. And, of course, there's Siri. But never before have computers been able to talk for you, in your voice, and in a foreign language. That's the technology - or a precursor to it - that Microsoft Research recently demonstrated at an event in China. The company's research arm on Thursday posted a video of the talk and a blog post about the technology behind it.
A smartphone app has been launched to help save an Australian indigenous language that is in danger of disappearing.