Democratic Rep. John Conyers failed to submit enough valid signatures to appear on the August primary ballot, a campaign misstep that has some wondering if he's still up to the job.
Expectant mothers are more likely to get into serious car crashes, a study finds. The risk is highest in the second trimester, when accident rates are similar to those for people with sleep apnea.
The chairman is weighing whether to allow Internet providers to sell fast lanes to content companies seeking faster delivery to its customers.
It keeps your pools clean and safe, it's half of the compound that makes up table salt, and -- in its purest form -- it can kill you.
And those are only three of the things chlorine can do.
"There are something like 15,000 chlorine-based chemicals that are used in industry," says the BBC's Justin Rowlatt.
One of the best examples is PVC--polyvinyl chloride, the durable plastic that the construction industry uses heavily. Over 70 percent of PVC makes up basically everything: drain pipes, vinyl floors, roofing products, and double-glazed window panes.
There's a funny side effect to its ubiquity in construction: Demand is tied to property booms and busts.
And because the supply of sodium is tied to that of chlorine--remember, table salt is made of both--a collapse in the housing market could make staple products that rely on sodium, such as soap and paper, more expensive.
As for the chlorine in swimming pools, it's not actually pure chlorine. It's actually a chlorine compound called "chloramine," which is created when chlorine reacts with organic substances in the water.
Those organic substances? Let's just leave it at this: there's a reason why the chlorine smell in the pool is much stronger when the pool is full of kids.
AAA sends mechanics and trucks to help cyclists on the road, in new programs from auto clubs in New England and Colorado. The service was announced in time for this week's Bike to Work Day
From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Tuesday, May 13:
The 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery is marked with a wreath-laying ceremony, the first in a series of commemorative events.
Doing any shopping ahead of summer? Your purchases may be reflected in these numbers. The Commerce Department reports retail sales data for April.
The Senate Budget Committee discusses, "Expanding Economic Opportunity for Women and Families.
Ten years ago, after 11 seasons, the series finale of "Frazier" aired.
And one of the "Girls" has a birthday. Lena Dunham turns 28.
South Carolina Representative James Clyburn's new memoir Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black shares lessons learned on his way from the Jim Crow South to a top spot on Capitol Hill.
For many of us, data clouds like Google Drive and Dropbox have replaced clunky hard-drives and easy-to-lose USB sticks. But how secure is our data in these clouds?
Contrary to popular stereotypes, Asian-Americans don't achieve academic success just because it's just in their genes. These students perform well because of community resources and teacher support.