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Will MLB Ever Have the Guts to Suspend Umpires for Brutal Judgment Calls?

Umpires be warned. Major League Baseball made it clear on Friday that stupidity is punishable by suspension.<p>Next up: deplorable judgment.<p>...If Major League Baseball wills it, that is.<p>We'll get to that in a minute, but first, we must talk about stupidity.<p>If you missed what went down on Thursday …

This startup has now raised $1.1 billion

Silicon Valley venture capitalists like to crow that it’s now cheaper than ever to establish a startup company. While that may be true for internet firms, the amount of money required to fund a Silicon Valley green tech startup can be mind-boggling.<p>Case in point is fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, …

Energy

Microsoft responds to Windows 8 criticism, defends upcoming changes as 'a good thing'

Windows 8 has had its share of detractors since its launch, and today Microsoft's vice president of corporate communications responded to recent reports that paint the operating system as a failure. In a blog post Frank X. Shaw points to two pieces in particular — one by the <i>Financial Times</i> and the …

Warren Buffett Is Making A $1.9 Billion Bet On Wind

Officials with Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy made the announcement at a Statehouse news conference with Gov. Terry Branstad, who noted that wind energy has been a selling point for high-tech firms looking to invest in Iowa.<p>MidAmerican's parent company is Warren Buffett's Berkshire …

Renewable Energy

Whole Foods Is Competing With Traditional Stores Like Never Before

The Austin-based chain — once jokingly known as "whole paycheck" — is increasingly benefiting from economies of scale, meaning that things get cheaper when it buys in larger quantities, as Kyle Stock points out in Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>With lower prices and more sales, Whole Foods has been able to …

Whole Foods