John Emery

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Credit Suisse

Daily Deal Roundup: GE to sell health care lending operations to Capital One for $9-billion

<b>DEAL OF THE DAY:</b><p><b>Johnson Electric picks up auto parts maker Stackpole for $867-million</b><p>Johnson Electric Holdings said on Tuesday that it would buy Ontario-based automotive engine and transmission pumps maker Stackpole International for $867-million in a bid to increase its business in North America. …

Oil & Gas Industry

One oil chart that says it all, plus some others

2015-08-12T11:21:46.000Z<p>From the IEA’s Oil Market Report released on Wednesday:<p>We’re heading towards 2008 levels on Opec production, with Iran crude …

Raging Northern California wildfire could destroy $200 million worth of homes

Nearly $200 million in real estate property is threatened by the “Rocky Fire” raging in Northern California, according to a survey from …

The reports are false – coal burns on

Casual readers of the media coverage of the energy business could be forgiven for getting the impression that the coal industry is on its last legs. …

Michael Bloomberg

My 10 random business questions

Adani's Australian coal prospects in doubt

<b>An Australian court's decision last week to overturn approval for a giant coal mine in Queensland is the latest stumbling block for Indian company Adani's multibillion-dollar venture.</b><p>Long before the Federal Court of Australia overturned government approval for the Carmichael coal project, …

Australia

Petrobras Oil Scandal Leaves Brazilians Lamenting a Lost Dream

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor since Fukushima disaster

Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan is first to begin operation since 2011 Fukushima meltdowns, despite anti-nuclear protests<p>Japan has begun a controversial return to nuclear power generation with the restart of a reactor in the country’s south-west, four and a half years after its faith in …

Nuclear Energy

Could Obama’s Clean Power Plan Lower Your Electric Bill?

Critics of President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. energy sector have asserted for more than a year that the plan will …

GE Wants to Give Industrial Machines Their Own Social Network With Predix Cloud

GE is selling a new service that promises to predict when a machine will break down…so technicians can preemptively fix it.<p>An airplane’s “black box” flight data recorder helps investigators understand how a crash happened. But with ubiquitous sensors and the ability to analyze petabytes of data …

Oil had a terrible week compared to just about everything else

Just when you thought we were out of the bear market for oil, traders have pulled us right back in. The price of Brent crude fell to $50.82 a barrel at the end of the week, down more than 7% on the week and off more than 26% from late May. Another week like this and it will fall past its March …

Stock Markets

What's happening in the oil market right now is 'unprecedented'

And now the oil market is looking at a future that is "unprecedented."<p>In a note to clients this week, analysts at Goldman Sachs took a look at the market and the supply glut that has been blamed for the collapse in oil prices over the last year.<p>And as Goldman sees it, quite simply, the rules of the …

Oil

EDF in line for £800m windfall from subsidy scheme to keep lights on

Energy firm which operates most of UK nuclear power plants could undercut competitors at auction launch capacity market<p>EDF, which operates most of Britain's nuclear power stations, could be in line for an £800m windfall via a loophole in a government subsidy scheme aimed at keeping the lights on at …

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Beijing

Carbon tax first on the new Senate agenda – politics live

Twelve senators are sworn in today and their first order of business is axing the carbon tax. Meanwhile, the Abbott government comes under fire for handing over asylum seekers to Sri Lanka. As it happened

Israel launches deadly airstrikes in Gaza

Renewable energy sources provide easier targets for hackers

Making the electricity grid greener is boosting its vulnerability to computer hacking, increasing the risk that spies or criminals can cause blackouts.<p>Adding wind farms, solar panels and smart meters to the power distribution system opens additional portals through which hackers can attack the …

Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding

President Obama's new climate change push was reaffirmed on Thursday when the Department of Energy announced that it will make $4 billion in loans available to clean energy projects.<p>In a statement, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said:<p>“As the President emphasized in his Climate Action Plan, it is …

Spending on renewable energy set to surge by 2030

Nearly $8 trillion will be invested in new generating capacity around the world by 2030, according to an energy finance report released Tuesday, with …

U.S. factory orders hurt by defense; investment appetite positive

A Lack of Communication on Cyber Security Will Cost Your Business Big (Infographic)

CEO and Co-founder of SpiderOak<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to cyber security, most CEOs don’t get it. That was the conclusion of a recent survey of IT security professionals on the state of their companies’ defenses against data leaks or malicious …

Cybersecurity

U.S.Manufacturing Sector Growth Dips in June

The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed very slightly in June, an industry report showed on Tuesday, though new orders accelerated to a six-month high.<p>The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity was 55.3 in June, almost unchanged from May's …

7 Secrets of the Most Productive Meetings

During a busy workweek, the last thing any manager needs is a wasted hour due to an unproductive meeting.<p>Managers need to make every minute count. According to a March 2012 survey by Salary.com, 47 percent of workers say their biggest waste of time at work is attending too many meetings.<p>When done …

Two men convicted in devastating Colby fire near Glendora

Two men were convicted Friday of starting an illegal campfire that sparked the<p>Colby fire, which scorched about 1,900 acres near Glendora in January.<p>A federal jury found Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, described as a transient, guilty of one felony and three …