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Bulb Still Burning After 100-Plus Years as GE Brings Business Back to US
Livermore, California, is home to what residents say is the world’s oldest light bulb. Made by the Shelby Electric Co. of Ohio, it’s been shining bright, without a flicker, at the town’s firehouse since 1901. “It just keeps hanging on,” said Dick Jones, a member...
Tesla Charges Into China
I'm by the cannot Washington as the financial markets head into their final hour on Wall Street on this Friday August 29. This is story stock story today Tesla the electric motor company announcing a new deal in China. And now Tesla stock is at a record high. To explain no more now I'm joined by
Old Mine Tailings: New Mother Lode For Rare Elements
Prospectors say they have discovered a modern mother lode—not one buried deep within the earth, but sitting on the surface: the tailings of old mines, some dating back to California Gold Rush days. What these contain, though, isn't gold or silver. It's rare earth elements. Rare earth elements were
Where's The Money: Chinese Investments in U.S.
In an unprecedented California summit this weekend, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss a wide range of topics. With China's economy expanding at an exponential rate, strategic Chinese investments in U.S. companies are sure to be discussed when the two global powers
Toys 'R' Us New Tablet For Kids
Morning Business Memo: Make way for the Tabeo – the latest entry in the increasingly crowded market for tablet computers. The number one toy retailer Toys “R” Us has announced it sell a Wi-Fi tablet aimed at kids. The device will feature “50 free preinstalled...
Going Solar Without Spending a Lot of Dough
It's not often that a homeowner looks forward to a bill arriving in the mail. But Chad Tromblee eagerly awaits one bill in particular. "I can't wait to get it and see what the electric bill is," he told ABC News. These days, his electric bill has shrunk as quickly as a puddle on a hot sidewalk. For
President Obama Seeks Energy Diversity
This week I traveled across the country to talk about all of the above energy strategy for America. A strategy where we produce more oil and gas here at home but also more biofuels fuel efficient cars. More solar power and wind power and other sources of clean renewable energy. up you want to know
Obama Singes Critics at US Solar 'Epicenter'
BOULDER CITY, Nev. — President Obama today powered-up his pitch for more investment in renewable energy technology during a stop at the nation’s largest solar plant, calling Republican opposition out of touch and out of date. “Now you’d think, given this extraordinary sight, given the...
Europe Debt Worries Ease - Morning Business Memo
A verbal sigh of relief on Europe at least for now. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the threats from Europe’s debt crisis have eased in recent weeks. But he’s set to tell a Congressional panel today that European leaders must take further steps to...
America’s Position on Climate ‘A Tragedy,’ Losing U.S. Prestige to China
Image Credit: ABC News Nature’s Edge Notebook – Durban Diary DURBAN, South Africa – America’s loss of prestige as a leader in global attempts to deal with catastrophic global warming is so commonplace