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Solar powering your home? An accountant and an economist weigh in

This past year, our family's combined monthly electric and gas utility bill hit $500 for the first time. It wouldn't be the last. In fact, even though we use roughly the same amount of energy we always have — perhaps even less — exorbitant energy costs appear to be the new normal for us.<p>This …

Solar Power

Sony World Photography Awards 2016: the final shortlist

More than 230,000 images were entered into the World Photography Organisation’s professional, open and youth categories, encompassing the delicate handling of private moments to the capturing of the year’s biggest news stories.<p>Themes covered include the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s refugee crisis, …


Brazilian Ronaldo Expects Neymar to Be 'Messi's Heir' at Barcelona, Talks Zidane

Ex-Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has heaped praise on 24-year-old Barcelona superstar Neymar.<p>The 39-year-old, who also played for Barcelona and Inter Milan, said his compatriot reminded him of himself.<p>"I like Neymar a lot. He is a bit like me," he told <i>Calciomercato</i> (via Goal.com). "He had …


U.S. Trains Ukrainian Forces on Russia's Doorstep — And Moscow Isn't Happy

YAVORIV, Ukraine — American troops are training Ukrainian forces on Russia's doorstep, a move seen as a major provocation by Vladimir Putin's regime.<p>The live-fire drills and counter-insurgency exercises involving about 300 U.S. paratroopers are a key bone of contention for the Moscow, which the …