Few Battlefield Romances From Iraq

What's striking about this conflict is not that Americans and Iraqis have met on the battlefield and fallen in love and married. It's that so few have. In their stories lies the sad, tortured tale of the war itself.

Injected Into A Growing Controversy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry caused a firestorm with a recent executive order requiring girls entering the sixth grade to be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Coca-Cola's Holy Grail

In a vault in the bowels of a SunTrust Bank in Atlanta lies one of the most sacred secrets in the business world: the 120-year-old formula for Coca-Cola. That is the one certainty about the mysterious recipe.

The Good News

Take a look at the newspaper business these days, and you'd think it's headed for the trash heap. Stock prices are in the tank. Staffs are being slashed. Circulation is plummeting: just this week, the newspaper industry reported that the average daily circulation of 770 newspapers across the country fell 2.8 percent for the six months ended Sept. 30—one of the steepest drops for any comparable period in the last 15 years.

The Netflix Effect

When Nicole Cross opened the mail on a recent evening, she found a padded white envelope that gave her a reason to grin. She quickly tore it open to try on the contents: a pair of 14-karat-gold hoop earrings adorned with white pearls.

Managing Change: A Vegas-Size Bet On China

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has just come from his daily two-hour Chinese lesson. In addition to learning the basics, he says he's studying phrases he might need for his new venture: "Welcome to our hotel" and "I hope this is the beginning of a long friendship."A long and profitable friendship, that is.

Watches: Time May Run Out

At 7:30 a.m., 21-year-old Brian Chaikind is awakened by two alarm clocks--one on his iPod, the other on his cell phone. As he goes from school to work, he often glances at his cell to stay on schedule. "I have a cell phone and my iPod," he says. "I don't need a watch." He's not alone.

The New Ad Game

Last summer, while tracking someof the world's most notorious cyberterrorists through Southeast Asia, Adam Warner noticed something peculiar: the soft neon glow of a Coca-Cola machine.