Romney takes lead on economy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC News) Mitt Romney has advanced to a slight lead over Barack Obama in trust to handle the economy, and Obama has slipped beneath a clear majority in more…

How to create fuel out of thin air

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wired) A small British company has developed a process that uses air and electricity to create synthetic fuel. Yes, it's slightly more complicated than that, but the result more…

Miami waves job qualification for top staff

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Miami Herald) Stephen Petty had neither government experience nor a CPA when he applied for the No.?2 job in the city of Miami's finance department earlier this year. more…

Are rare-earth metal prices about to rise?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Rare earth metal prices have fallen sharply since mid-2011, some declining by as much as 80% as expectations of rising supplies coincided with declining demand. More recently, more…

U.S. shale-gas bubble set to burst

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) For the past three or four years media sources in the U.S. trumpeted the "game-changing" new stream of natural gas coming from tight shale deposits produced with more…

Looming 'fiscal cliff' threatens state budgets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC News) As the Virginia Senate Finance Committee's staff director, she's preparing for the impact of what's known as the "fiscal cliff," a $607 billion bundle of federal more…

Buffett: 'No question' global economy slowing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC News) Warren Buffett tells CNBC there's "no question" the global economy is "slowing" but the U.S. is "inching ahead" and doing better than Europe. He also sees more…