Chief creative officers and product analysts say retail dominated in the latter part of 2002. The Web environment paved the way for comparison shopping, increase use of rich media and an up-tick in searches.
The U.S. and Chile have agreed on a free-trade pact that would eliminate tariffs on 85% of goods within 12 years. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said if Congress approves the trade accord, it would add $4.2 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product.
About 26% of California students, ages 6 to 19, are overweight and 40% are not physically fit, according to a two-year study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Independent experts say the junk food on school campuses and school's non-compliance with state physical education mandates are partly responsible for students' health.