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Industry Challenges EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules In High Court

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday about the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever greenhouse gas regulations for the biggest polluting facilities.<p>The case focuses on a 3-year-old requirement that companies get permits anytime they construct new plants or modify existing ones that …

16 Billionaires Who Started With Nothing — Including WhatsApp's Co-Founder

Facebook's recent announcement that it would buy messaging app WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion minted new billionaires, including co-founder and CEO Jan Koum who was once dirt poor. Koum's family immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine two decades ago and lived on food stamps. Today, he's worth …

Dillian: Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Raises Red Flag on Internet Names

When the news about <b>Facebook</b> (FB) acquiring <b>WhatsApp</b> broke Wednesday, my <b>Twitter</b> (TWTR) feed was full of stuff like "what is a WhatsApp?" and other …

Dollar falls vs. pound as investors weigh weather

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. dollar fell against the Australian dollar and British pound Monday as investors continued to weigh the potential …

No, Apple Is Not Like Microsoft

Barclays has lost faith in Apple and thinks you should too. It believes the time has come to dump the most valuable company because of some superficial similarities to Microsoft, which traded sideways through most of the current millennium. While it’s certainly challenging to predict the future of …

Accounting for global warming requires looking at the oceans

Separating the human and natural influences on the climate is a tough task. On the other hand, because it is exciting, scientists around the world are working on it every day. One of the most active questions scientists are trying to answer right now is, how much excess energy is the Earth gaining? …

Tesla’s most disruptive product may not be its cars

“We believe the days when Tesla was known as purely an auto company are numbered,” declared Morgan Stanley analysts in a note this week, after the electric car maker reported another set of stellar results.<p>Endless column inches have chronicled how Elon Musk’s electric car company is disrupting the …