Microsoft launches its new operating system, Vista, to mixed reviews.
|This month in history:
|Jan. 1, 1772
First traveler's check issued (London).
U.S. census reaches 179,245,000.
|Jan. 10, 1997
Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows a divided Germany on map.
|Jan. 30-31, 2007
FOMC meets and leaves key rate unchanged.
Complaints about Vista eventually reach such a fever pitch that PC makers are forced to give customers the option of backtracking to Windows XP on new machines.
about climate also reach a fever
pitch, as representatives from 10
of the world's largest corporations,
including General Electric and DuPont,
lobby Congress for action on reducing
the country's output of greenhouse
Whole Foods Inc. enters the S&P 500, as organic and gourmet foods join the mainstream.
Crude oil futures continue to fall, reaching levels last seen in May 2005. There's no sign of the cost decline at gas pumps.