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Science, Tech & Environment

Your total is $57.67 — will that be cash, credit or phone?

Magnetic-stripe credit and debit cards are like catnip for hackers, who have been broken into retailers like Target and Home Depot and installed malicious software on their cash registers. Now, chip-based cards are becoming more common in the US and are expected to grow rapidly in the coming year. Then there's Apple Pay, a mobile payment system that eliminates cards entirely. Where is this all heading?

Conflict & Justice

An economically divided Europe

Europe is dividing in two, economically. While countries like Germany and France emerge from recession, the so-called PIIGS countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) stand to sink further. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Business, Finance & Economics

Olympic Buzz

The Olympics are nine days away. It took seven years of planning and preparation to get ready for 17 days in February. But people involved with the Games are hoping the Olympic glow will last a lot longer than just a few weeks. Jason Margolis has more.