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Monday, August 10, 2015
Turning cow poo into power is profitable for US farm
For most farms, manure is a pungent problem. At Homestead Dairy, it smells like money.
The Panama Canal will temporarily limit the cargo size of ships using the waterway due to a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon, authorities said Friday.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and likely nudging the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates in September.
A national dairy marketing cooperative has agreed to pay a total of US$50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers in an amended settlement of a long-running lawsuit accusing the group of trying to drive down milk prices, but some farmers are still opposed to the deal.
Friday, August 7, 2015
California closed an ugly chapter in its financial history on Wednesday by making its final payment on US$14.2 billion in costly borrowing that plugged a budget deficit 11 years ago but eventually cost taxpayers about US$5 billion in interest and fees.
Who are the heavyweights of the stock market?
At US$660 billion, Apple is the stock market's heavyweight. Like a handful of other "big cap" companies such as Microsoft and Exxon Mobil, the iPhone maker's market value means that when its shares move, so can the market. And these are the companies that influence your stock portfolio.
Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats -- if the food industry gets its way.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, deep in economic crisis, has defaulted on part of its US$73 billion debt by missing a bond payment due on Monday, rating firm Moody's said.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Canadian rivers: Solution to New England's high energy prices?
Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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