May 5th, 2010
05:37 PM ET

Facebook glitch revealed private chats

Facebook said on Wednesday it has found a bug that made some instant message conversation visible to a user's entire list of friends. The site shut down its chat service to fix the problem.

The problem emerged from what was intended to be an enhanced privacy feature. The new tool allows users to preview how their profile appears to other users.


March 29th, 2010
06:49 PM ET

$600 million in housing aid on the way for 5 more states

Five more states will receive federal funding to help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure, the Obama administration announced Monday. 


March 23rd, 2010
06:22 PM ET

Census Bureau: Dallas posts biggest population gain

Don't mess with Texas! Cities in the Lone Star State were among the fastest growing places in 2009.

Dallas-Forth Worth and Houston gained the most new residents of any city - netting more than 140,000 each - according to the Census Bureau's annual metropolitan area population estimates released on Wednesday. Meanwhile, music center Austin posted the second highest growth rate among top cities - 3.1 percent - just behind Raleigh, N.C.