Unemployment applications flat at 374,000

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at a seasonally adjusted 374,000, suggesting slow improvement in the job market. The Labor more…

New tech to reduce cost of solar energy by 75%?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) A new solar technology developed at RTI International (Research Triangle Institute) could make solar energy more affordable by as much as 75% and thus speed-up its market more…

Is penny rounded a penny lost? Ask Chipotle

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Yahoo!Finance) My children are fans of the food at Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG). Soft, fresh tacos; black beans; melted cheese - what's not to like? So I was more…

FCC sent stimulus funds to London

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) The Federal Communications Commission paid out more than $1 million in federal stimulus funds to a London company through a contract that reported creating no jobs more…

Study: Eiffel Tower worth $544 billion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) The Eiffel Tower in Paris is the most valuable monument in Europe, worth some $544 billion, according to a new study. Paris' iconic skyline feature is more…

Gov. Brown, Dems strike public-pension deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sacramento Bee) Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers unveiled a long-awaited deal Tuesday that for the first time would set statewide public pension formulas for new hires in more…