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Dallas And Houston: Centers For Economic Development

<i>Dallas, TX</i>–There is ongoing speculation about how cities can attract economic development, particularly the large-scale kind spurred by corporate relocations. The question is particularly important to public officials, who view such growth as a way to get instant jobs and tax revenue. The answer …

No, Donald, It's Not A 'World War'

Actually, the Nice horror was the demented suicide of a mentally impaired wretch who recently got fired, divorced and arrested for road rage, not a planned jihadi terrorist attack.<p>Beyond that, the real jihadi threat is rooted in blowback, and combatting it is a domestic police function. So enough …

Major accounting firms facilitators of global tax avoidance

The “Big Four” global accounting firms – PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young – are the masterminds of multinational tax avoidance and the …

Corruption

Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

Sunbaked southwest US is a prime spot for floatovoltaic projects, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs, reports Environment 360<p>The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic …

Renewable Energy

Puerto Rico debt-relief bill passes Congress, heads to Obama's desk for signature

The Senate passed the bill on a bipartisan 68-30 vote, three weeks after the House overwhelmingly backed the measure. The vote came two days before the island is supposed to make a $2 billion payment to creditors.<p>Puerto Rico is in a decade-long recession and has $70 billion in debt. Thousands have …

Apple patents technology for deactivating iPhone cameras at live concerts

The nuisance of audience members ruining concerts and plays by recording them on their phones could soon be a thing of the past after Apple patented a technology that blocks the iPhone’s camera feature.<p>The company’s invention would allow venues to use an infrared beam to disable photography on …

Iraq taught us nothing: Neoliberalism, interventionism and America’s crumbling empire

Decades of failed wars and crushing economic policy have rendered the United States a superpower in name only<p>We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Across the vast swath of territory between Pakistan and Nigeria, there are at …