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Digging for growth in China? Not quite yet, say excavator makers

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The makers of China’s excavators and bulldozers should be rejoicing: after two years of consecutive monthly declines, overall sales were up in the first three months of the year, while property sales and construction activity revived.<p>Not so, say dealers, consultants to …

China

4 countries where your US dollar will go the furthest

For most Americans, traveling abroad has become much more affordable than it was five years ago.<p>Not only has the U.S. economy finally bounced back after the devastating financial crisis of 2008, but the ushering in of 2016 has seen the dollar increasing in value against most major …

Dominican Republic

US Solar Market Sets New Record, Installing 7.3GW of Solar PV in 2015

In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 megawatts of solar PV in 2015. GTM Research and the …

Architizer

Electric Buses Efficient As He**, NREL Finds

Originally published on EV Obsession. A new analysis of a recent 12-vehicle Proterra electric bus demonstration (put on by Foothill Transit in …

Demonstration

Energy-Storage Startup LightSail Plots Long-Term Game Plan

Co-founder Danielle Fong likens the venture to climbing Mount Everest: Establish a base camp, then aim higher<p>Few industries are more daunting for entrepreneurs these days than clean energy.<p>Developing the technology and hardware is expensive, and setbacks are common. Even if all goes well, getting a …

15 Books Tech Leaders Are Reading Right Now

I asked the top investors, founders, journalists, and executives in the tech industry for their book recommendations. Here's their list of required reading.<p>What books do the leaders of the tech industry read? I wanted to know the answer, so I asked the top venture capitalists, founders, tech execs, …

We’re recycling way too much and it isn’t benefiting the economy or the environment — here’s how design can help

But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ardent of recycling fans questioning the current system.<p>No one is saying that using old things to make new things is intrinsically a bad idea, but consensus is building around …

Sustainability

I'm convinced there are only 5 ways to get rich

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>There are many definitions of what it means to be rich.<p>Being rich is more of a state of mind than a dollar amount. …

Self-improvement

Best Buys in Oil Stocks: Weatherford International, Halliburton, or Schlumberger?

Oil is back below $30-- and that could be great news for investors in oil stocks. Three oil stocks in particular: <b>Weatherford International</b> , <b>Halliburton</b> , and <b>Schlumberger</b> .<p>In a rare confluence of events, all three of these oil-service stock majors have received new buy ratings this morning. Even …

How Readers Save on Health Care With Cash

Is cash king when it comes to getting a deal on your health-care expenses?<p>A story in our latest special report on health care discusses how hospitals, imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers and pharmacy chains are giving consumers deep discounts if they pay cash instead of using insurance. …

Renewable energy is at the heart of Middle East economic growth

FEZ, Morocco (Project Syndicate) — The global oil-price bust has devastated economies across the Middle East and North Africa. Having seen severe …

Renewable Energy

NYC is installing public Android tablets on the street

Remember telephone booths? Me neither. I am, however, aware of Doctor Who and have seen a couple of Superman movies so I think I have the basic concept down. These once-ubiquitous public communication installations fell by the wayside in the recent decades of cell phone dominance, but last year, …

Bill de Blasio

Tesla Energy Ramps Up Hiring In Africa

It’s a small start—just five positions so far—but Tesla Motors is hiring staff in Africa as the company expands its energy storage division.<p>The …

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Aston Martin’s recall is an embarrassment for China | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Aston Martin’s recall of most of the cars it has built in the past six years is damaging to the company, but even more damaging for …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

The Estes Proto X Is The World's Tiniest Quadcopter

Drones are all the rage, these days, especially quadcopters. But not everyone has the space to put a full-fledged quadcopter up, or perhaps you’re …

Drones Could Be Coming to American Skies Sooner Than You Think

Thanks to a 29-year-old "aerial anarchist" and his styrofoam airplane.<p>On message boards and Facebook groups, he’s known as Trappy. Fellow drone hobbyists call him an “ aerial anarchist” and marvel at the videos he’s taken with his five-pound foam aircraft of the Statue of Liberty, the French Alps …

La Dolce Vita

The Best Watches Under £200

1 of 23<p>WatchShop<p>Rotary<p>This Rotary offering falls just five pounds under our budget, but you’ll struggle to find a better price for a Swiss-made …

Watches

Davos 2014: debunking two of Africa’s growth myths | Financial Times

Africa needs infrastructure above everything else, but doesn’t have enough finance. True?<p>Not quite, perhaps. Prior to a Davos debate on investment …

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>We know you’ve got one on your holiday list—that friend who will find just about any reason to have a get-together.<p>Give kids with a discerning palette what they …

Prefab Homes

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife