Amin Lalani

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10 hydrogen-powered cars in the works right now

Not many people have heard of the technology, and from an infrastructure standpoint, purely electric vehicles make more sense. For example, there are 14,618 electric stations in the United States, and hydrogen stations are really only available in California.<p>But a lot of work is being done behind …

Alternative Fuel

A rare beast is taking over the bond market

The number of "jumbo bonds," or bond offerings over $5 billion, has increased to its highest level ever, according to Edward Marrinan, the chief credit strategist at HSBC.<p>"Once rare, multi-billion, multi-tranche offerings have become commonplace in the corporate bond market," said Marrinan in a …

A year ago, Google blew itself up to become Alphabet — and a lot has changed since then ...

What we always thought of as Google — search, Maps, Gmail, Android, YouTube, and all that money-making stuff — became a division of a larger company called Alphabet.<p>Experimental projects like self-driving cars and the connected-home division Nest became their own mini companies, each with its own …

Inflammation

Bill Maris Steps Down as CEO of Google Ventures

Bill Maris has stepped down as CEO of Google Ventures, the corporate investment group he founded in 2009.<p>News of Maris’s decision was shared with GV …

Why the Tesla and electric car boom could be good news for the grid

Earlier this year, breathtaking numbers of pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 not only shocked the auto industry, but also suggested that a transition of the U.S. and world auto fleet toward electric vehicles could happen faster than expected.<p>There are still only a little more than 400,000 electric …

Gulf OPEC members eye joint action on oil output - source | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Gulf OPEC countries are seeking coordinated action by the producer group to help stabilize oil markets, a senior OPEC source told Reuters.<p>The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is pictured at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, August 21, 2015. …

Opec oil deal unlikely as producers discuss price pain

<b>Energy ministers from the oil exporters' group Opec gather in Vienna on Thursday for their regular discussions on oil prices.</b><p>They have a problem. The price of crude oil is too low for (their) comfort.<p>In the past, Opec has taken action in similar circumstances, cutting production in an attempt to …

How Your Car's AC Works, and How to Recharge It When It's Dead

Finally, someone explains how air conditioning works in a way you'll completely understand.<p>Air conditioning is a modern automotive miracle when it's working. And when it's <i>not</i> working, you'll feel like a punk for having paid for a luxury item you can no longer use. Luckily, recharging your car's A/C …

Off-grid

Warning sign: China sets currency at 5-year low

China's leaders continue to worry about the country's economy. The rest of the world should too.<p>On Wednesday, China's central bank weakened its currency. It set the reference rate for the yuan at the lowest level in five years. The actual cut was small: only about 0.3%. It didn't send world markets …

Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

Oh, your aching back.<p>Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours."<p><b>What it does</b><p>Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense of …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Automotive Industry

9/11 commission member: Saudi officials helped al Qaeda

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 commission, told CNN Thursday that the classified 28 pages of a congressional investigatory report into the attacks contains evidence that as many as six Saudi officials supported al Qaeda in the run-up to the attacks.<p>Those individuals, he said, …

U.S. posts $106 billion budget surplus in April | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government posted a $106 billion budget surplus in April, down 32 percent from the same period last year, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.<p>A copy of the budget sits in front of Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan as he attends a meeting …

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces The Discovery Of 1,284 Planets

NASA announced Tuesday that their Kepler space telescope confirmed the discovery of 1,284 new planets, making it the largest finding of planets to …

NASA's Next Big Telescope After Hubble Can Search For Another 'Earth' In Space

Astronomers at NASA have always hoped for capturing pictures of Earth-like planets located in far away galaxies. However, they would need to have a …

MetLife to Follow AIG and Calpers Out of Hedge Funds

Another large investor is ejecting from hedge funds.<p>On Wednesday, MetLife, after announcing its first quarter earnings, which were lower than …

Raging wildfires in Canada threaten oil supply

Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta is under siege from massive wildfires. And that's threatening key oil facilities.<p>Huge forest fires have already torched at least 1,600 homes and forced the evacuation of about 88,000 people in the region, including the entire population of the oil sands town of …

A New Way to Produce More Efficient Solar Cells

There has been a wall hit when it comes to the improvement of solar cell efficiency, and this is despite the fact that a great deal of detailed …

Bank of Japan says no more stimulus for now, markets and yen react badly

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has surprised the financial world by doing nothing.<p>After its latest policy meeting there was no word on new monetary stimulus from Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who did though leave the door open for more if the fragile economic recovery needs help.<p>He defended the decision to …

Bank of Japan

Facebook triples profits: social media can be addictive to investors, too

Facebook’s latest financial earnings smashed expectations, propelling shares in the social network to a fresh all-time high on Thursday (April 28).<p>The company’s hugely popular mobile app and its push into live video helped it pick up new advertisers, while existing ones spent more.<p>Quarterly revenue …

Investing

Venezuela's second city looted

Security has been stepped up in Venezuela’s second city Maracaibo after looting prompted by shortages of basic goods.<p>There were reports of at least 30 small protests on Tuesday night that resulted in looting of various shops and pharmacies as well as some vehicles being set alight.<p>National Guard …

National Guard

Carl Icahn sells Apple stake over China concerns

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn says he has sold his entire stake in Apple.<p>He told cable TV network CNBC that was because of China’s economic slowdown and his worries about how the Beijing government could “come in and make it very difficult for Apple to sell there”.<p>Icahn owned 45.8 …

Stock Markets

The United Nations appeals to save the truce and negotiations in Syria

The United Nations has appealed to the United States and Russia to act to save the “cessation of hostilities” and the negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the regime. Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria is battling to keep the peace process alive.<p>“This round of talks have instead …

Middle East

Why It's Impossible to Actually Be a Vegetarian

*Technically speaking.<p><i>This article was written by Andrew Smith from Drexel University, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>In case …

Domino's wants to make pizza in 3 minutes and deliver in 10 minutes

Getting a pizza cooked in three minutes and delivered to a customer's door in 10 minutes is a wild fantasy, but for the Australian arm of pizza chain …

Pizza

Low Oil Prices Blow a $2 Billion Hole in Energy Transfer Equity LP's Plans

The energy market downturn has exposed a big problem in the sector: Energy companies make awful forecasters. Take <b>Energy Transfer Equity</b> , for example, which just a few months ago thought it would be able to capture $2 billion in commercial synergies by the end of the decade by combining with</b> …

Oil & Gas Industry

NASA wants to solve Hot Jupiter exoplanet mystery

One of the mysteries of the universe that NASA really wants to solve has to do with a type of exoplanet called a hot Jupiter. These planets are gas …