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  • Technology Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 7:51 AM ET

    Find the latest business news pertaining to Technology available on the official CNBC Technology site.

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  • Alternative Energy Profiles Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    Wind farm in Evia, Greece

    For proponents of alternative energy, it's easy to make a case about the downside of crude oil, but it's also difficult to make a case for a viable, long-term replacement.

  • Advanced Manufacturing Profiles Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    33,000 Loss in Payrolls

    Manufacturing may be poised for a quantum leap rivaling the transformation that took place nearly 100 years with the creation of the assembly line.

  • Why the Amazon drone is just the beginning Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:47 AM ET is testing out the viability of drone delivery for small packages.

    Amid the uproar about unmanned aircraft, researchers have been experimenting with the technology for years in many fields including combat.

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    While hard  to quantify, advanced manufacturing already transcends all industries,  integrating  IT, innovation, energy efficiency and waste reduction to cut costs and boost productivity.

  • High Tech Worker Shortage: Has Anything Changed? Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.

  • Better, Faster, More (Jobs) Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

    Gorilla Glass is, well, not your ordinary glass. It's also an example of how advanced manufacturing can drive  innovation, efficiency, cost-savings and job creation.

  • How Microprocessors Are Reinventing the Prosthesis Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Faced with more service members returning without limbs from Iraq and Afghanistan, scientists, the government and private-sector companies are using new materials, tools and techniques to create sophisticated prostheses for amputees.

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    More than a few CEOs say it's the sad reality that jobs go unfilled. Skeptics say its a smokescreen for wanting to send jobs offshore and pay less in wages.

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    From clothing to sporting goods to beer bottles, companies of all kinds are using nanotechnology in the design and production of their products.

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    Learn how new tools, materials and tecniques can increase efiiciency and profits, and keep more high-skilled jobs at home.

  • 11 Ways to Finance a Start Up Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    For decades, entrepreneurs have followed a traditional stair-step of financing methods to vault their companies through successive stages of growth. Starting with personal savings, they would often then raise seed money from personal contacts, move on to banks, angel investors and/or venture capitalists. Eventually, a successful start up would offer shares to investors and become a publicly traded company.But openings onto that well-trodden path are narrowing. Banks and venture firms are less li

    There are many different routes a potential business owner can take when financing a startup.Click ahead to see what the various forms of funding are.

  • Webinar: Reduce Costs with Alternative Energy Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:54 PM ET

    Learn how your small business can  'Reduce Costs with Alternative Energy' with this CNBC Webinar recorded on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • The World’s Biggest Oil Producers Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
    Given the pace of global growth, experts say crude oil prices are higher than they should be – largely the result of concern Iran might close the Strait of Hormuz in its showdown with the U.S. and E.U. over the expansion of its nuclear program.Like Iran, some of the world’s other biggest oil producers can be subject to unpredictable and unstable political events, causing price shocks. Such was the case during the 2011 civil unrest in Libya. At the time, Libya was the 17th largest oil-producing c

    Big movements in the price of oil can have significant effects on the economy, and countries with the most oil within their borders are set to benefit, as demand for crude continues to rise.

  • Spotlight: Energy Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:05 PM ET
    Wind farm in Evia, Greece

    There are too many options but no one solution to the energy problem. Our needs are many. The current alternative energies — solar, wind, biofuels, nuclear and geothermal — all have limitations, but they're worth it until something better comes along.

  • Busiest U.S. Trade Hubs Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    U.S. exports are almost certain to hit a record high in 2012, remaining one of the anchors of the nation’s economic recovery. See the list of busiest land, water, and air trade hubs.

  • A New Enviromental Arsenal to Tackle Oil Spills Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    In the war to find the best way to tackle oil spills, new research proves there’s no single “silver bullet” in the environmental recovery arsenal.

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    Coverage of annual investing conference.

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    A series of high profile cyber attacks has created huge economic opportunity as businesses look to fend off future attacks.

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Green Energy

  • Police maintain a strong presence in Paris days after the deadly Paris attacks by ISIS.

    A key climate change conference in Paris is set to go ahead in less than two weeks — despite security concerns after Friday's terrorist attacks.

  • The Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu National Park, Australia

    Radioactive metal uranium was the top-performing mining commodity in price terms this year and looks set to gain further in 2016.

  • Lofoten Islands, Norway

    What does Ireland share in common with the Nordic countries? The answer: They may be the least vulnerable to climate change in the world.


  • While they’ve attracted a dedicated following of enthusiasts, electric cars are still carving out their niche and flirting with the mainstream. However, there are enough models now in production that we can single out some of the more luxurious examples. To do so, we consulted John Filiss, Publisher of the online automotive resource .  The resulting list runs the gamut from sporty electric vehicles to luxury sedans to recreation vehicles. The list also includes one concept car that doesn’t yet e

    While they’ve attracted a dedicated following, electric cars are still carving out their niche and flirting with the mainstream. Here are some eye-popping models.

  • Wind farm in Evia, Greece

    There are too many options but no one solution to the energy problem. Our needs are many. The current alternative energies — solar, wind, biofuels, nuclear and geothermal — all have limitations, but they're worth it until something better comes along.

  • A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park in Lieberose, Germany.

    It's not a question of which alternative fuel will replace crude oil, but which renewable sources will help reduce America’s reliance on it.