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How is innovation changing the energy sector? - | GE Look ahead | The Economist

Africa, which has succeeded in joining certain global value chains, remains, nevertheless, a...<p>By 2030, some 19m people per day—or 7bn per year—will …

Innovation

Galaxy Mega 6.3 press render surfaces with navy blue body, AT&T branding

Courtesy of the ever-reliable @evleaks, it appears the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is indeed coming to AT&T. A purported press render shows the device colored in a navy blue plaid with the carrier's globe logo below the rear-facing camera. Of the few versions that passed through the FCC, you may recall that …

Wikileaks Just Released A Massive 'Insurance' File That No One Can Open

Anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks just released a treasure trove of files that, at least for now, you can't read.<p>The group, which has been assisting ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden after he leaked top-secret documents to the media, posted links for about 400 gigabytes of files on their Facebook …

State Department Extends Closure Of Embassies

<b>Update At 4:40 p.m. ET:</b><p>State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki says Sunday that the embassy and consulate closures will be extended:<p>In a statement, Psaki says the decision was taken "out of an abundance of caution" and the it was "not an indication of a new threat stream, merely an indication of …

How eVent Fabrics Technology Works

In the 1990s, engineers at BHA Group, an innovative maker of industrial air pollution filters, were experimenting with Teflon membranes for cement …

Report: Egypt opens criminal investigation against Morsi

Morsi, who comes from the Muslim Brotherhood, continues to be detained in what the military has called a "safe place."<p>CAIRO — Egypt announced a criminal investigation Saturday against the nation's first democratically elected leader, in a move that could lead to charges, Reuters …

On World Population Day, Unpacking 9.6 Billion by 2050

How do demographers devise projections for global population?<p><b>As of Thursday, which the United Nations has declared World Population Day, there are 7.2 billion people and counting on planet Earth.</b><p>By 2050, demographers from the United Nations project that the population will reach 9.6 billion.<p>But …

Obamacare's missing mandate

The massive coast-to-coast campaign to get people to sign up for Obamacare is light on mentions of one central element: the widely disliked individual mandate.<p>Poll after poll has found that Americans don’t like being told they have to get insurance or face a penalty. So the groups doing outreach …

Syria Crusader castle damaged by air raid

An air raid on Syria's famed Crac des Chevaliers castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has damaged one of the fortress's towers, footage shot by activists showed.<p>Several videos posted online on Saturday showed at least one air strike on Friday against the Crusader castle in central Homs province, …

Northern Ireland police call Belfast rioting 'shameful and disgraceful'

Northern Ireland's chief constable, Matt Baggott, has condemned the rioting in Belfast that injured 32 police officers and left a local MP in …

Associated Press News

Jury Acquits Zimmerman Of All Charges

<b>Updated 10:27 p.m. ET</b><p>The jury in the murder trial of George Zimmerman on Saturday acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community.<p>The six-woman jury announced its verdict of not …

Jay Larranaga to interview for 76ers head coaching job, per report

Philadelphia is set to interview the 38-year-old assistant.<p>Boston Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga is set to interview for the Philadelphia 76ers' head coaching position, according to Dei Lynam of CSN Philly. Larranaga just finished his first season in the NBA as an assistant in Boston and is …

Best 2013 NBA Free Agents Still Available at Every Position

Not every team can get the top guy on their list. Just ask the Dallas Mavericks.<p>Now that the free-agency dust has settled, what's left available for teams isn't quite as enticing as before, but holes have to be plugged and the show must go on.<p>It's not all doom and gloom, however, because there are …

Cosart's heater keep righties off balance

ESPN Stats & Information<p>Jarred Cosart pitched eight scoreless innings in his major league debut.Jarred Cosart almost did something that had only been …

Here are America’s Top States for Business

[<i>Editor’s note: portions of the following were originally posted by Scott Cohn</i> <i>on CNBC.com</i>]:<p>Getty Images.<p>We have a winner—and a new champion!<p>South Dakota has climbed to the top of America’s Top States for Business for 2013.<p>It is the best finish yet for the Mount Rushmore State, which has always been …

New Law Creates Business Opportunities In China

The law requires adults to provide financial and emotional support to their elderly relatives. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports China's version of eBay now has listings that offer services like running errands and standing in line.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>In Chinese culture, filial piety is the …

The Fastest Way To Grow Your Business

Sometimes we make business far harder than it is.<p>We over-think our strategy, complicate our product line, worry too much about our staff.<p>All of these are important issues to be sure, but they pale into insignificance compared to the one area of business that contributes most to success.<p>That area? …

How to Keep Your Job While Getting Your Own Business Off the Ground

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If you're looking to get a small business off the ground, you know just how daunting a challenge it can be. From the long …

China Autos Speeding Ahead

Unit sales for the first six months of 2013 grew by an amazing 17 percent to 7.8 million. That’s more than twice the rate of overall economic growth projected for China in 2013. The World Bank’s latest forecast is that China’s Gross Domestic Product will grow by 7.7 percent this year. More amazing …

GlaxoSmithKline executives face China bribery probe

<b>Some senior executives of the Chinese division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are facing a criminal investigation, the Chinese authorities have said.</b><p>They are being investigated for bribery and tax-related violations, said the Chinese Ministry of Public Security.<p>They are suspected of offering bribes to …

US 'very disappointed' with China's handling of Edward Snowden

The United States on has told China it was upset it did not hand over US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden after he fled to Hong Kong, saying that the decision had undermined relations.<p>President Barack Obama, meeting senior Chinese officials who were in Washington for annual wide-ranging talks, …

At $140 Billion, Amazon Is Bigger Than Ever, Still Smaller Than Google and Apple

For the first time in its history, Amazon shares traded above $300 a piece this week. When Jeff Bezos took his company public in the spring of 1997, …