Thursday, May 21, 2009

Start your dragons: A look at some unusual races

Race fans have a big Memorial Day weekend ahead. Open-wheel cars at the Indianapolis 500. Stock cars at the Coca-Cola 600.

But if you need a different sort of racing fix, maybe you'd be into fire-breathing aluminum dragons.

Friday kicks off Northern California's annual Kinetic Grand Championship, a three-day race in which teams aboard pedal-powered works of art move across 42 miles of road, sand and water.

Click here to read more about these unusual races.

House approves credit card measure

"The House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would prohibit credit card companies from arbitrarily raising interest rates on existing balances and charging certain fees.

With a 361-64 vote, the House ensured that President Obama would be able to sign the bill into law by Memorial Day, as he requested."

For more on what this bill means to you, click here.