ALBANY, N.Y.— Agriculture contributed an estimated $37.6 billion to New York's economy by 2012, an increase of more than 22 percent over the previous five years, but the number of farms declined slightly, according to the state comptroller. "It makes economic sense for the state to retain and promote our farms to feed our residents and preserve our land,"...» Read More
Big business is on the back burner at the Group of Eight summit. Instead of focusing on concerns about hedge funds, fluctuating currencies and better transparency in financial dealings, the world's eight wealthiest nations are putting their full focus on climate change and watching to see if a new spat between the U.S. and Russia could develop into another cold war.
A federal appeals court grapples Wednesday with a billion-dollar legal question: Are insurance companies obligated to cover water damage from the failure of levees in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina?
What goes wrong for markets from here? Morgan Stanley created ripples on the pond this morning by issuing its so-called triple-sell warning on equities. The research suggests a 14% correction likely over the next 6 months. Do you buy it? Were they producing warnings like these on the eve of the last significant correction?
China said on Monday its response to the threats of climate change must give overriding priority to economic development as the nation seeks to balance ambitions for growth with fears of environmental calamity.
Ryanair announced the purchase of 27 more Boeing 737-800s valued at $1.9 billion Thursday, bringing its total firm orders for the U.S. made planes to 308.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is teaming up with Keep A Breast Foundation to raise awareness about breast cancer. Well, one can see how this is, as the burlesque organization says, "a match made in heaven."Now, to raise awareness, the Hall of Fame next month reportedly will host an art exhibit and auction featuring plaster breast molds of "legendary burlesque, pin-up and cheesecake queens." The museums founder, it turns out, died of the disease in 1991. Her name, Jennie Lee, was known as "The Bazoom Girl."
Britain on Wednesday set out plans to secure energy supplies and fight global warming, calling for new nuclear power plants, more renewable energy and greater efficiency.
The Sierra Club is asking U.S. automakers to build cars with something called an integrated starter-generator. Why? Well, to lower the idling time in cars of course. It would save gasoline, cut down on greenhouse emissions and help combat global warming. The lovely and talented Sheryl Crow recently called for a ban on excessive toilet paper use. I'm not sure about the calculus on this one -- but somehow that's supposed to combat global warming too.
International opinion polls are showing a rapid rise in the public's awareness of ecological problems. It is hard not to be aware of the deteriorating environment when as in Hong Kong, you can literally see the air you breathe. As awareness grows, a number of investment products have entered the market with a target demographic in mind: those that seek to reap returns, and help an ailing planet in the process.
In a Rose Garden announcement, Bush said he wanted to move ahead, pending any separate legislative approaches. The new rules will "cut gasoline consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles," he said.
Since we're all talking about "keeping America great" today on CNBC, I think we should start at the heart, and by that I mean in the bathroom -- okay, the kitchen; I mean at home. Americans will spend nearly $233 billion on home remodeling this year, according to a press release I got yesterday from the National Association of Home Builders. A key driver in this trend is green remodeling.
There was a time when it took guts for a politician to go in to Detroit and tell the heart of America's shrinking auto business that it needs to change its act. Not anymore. As Barrack Obama found out Monday, when speaking at the Detroit Economic Club.
The news out of Tokyo that Toyota eclipsed General Motors in 1Q sales is likely to elicit the usual round of "Detroit is dying" stories in the media. However, this news is not a surprise and does not mean Detroit is dead. Are the Big Three struggling to find their way domestically and globally? You bet.
When OM Group is using it to make batteries for hybrid cars. And that's not all this company does. Here is one of Cramer's top two picks for his environment-friendly Green Day portfolio.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
I know I've blogged about green building before, but humor me if you will, because I'm not going to let Earth Day go by without reminding everyone of the enormous and growing potentials of going green at home. Now I'm no Al Gore, but one trip to the International Home Builders Show in Orlando a few months ago had me ready to rip out my century-old insulation and put a timer on every light switch.
Back on April 2, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that is the basis for Cramer’s weeklong “Green Day” series, in which the Court effectively made it profitable to start investing in companies that help cut back on pollution and clean up the environment. Today he's talking water.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Welcome to the third installment of Cramer’s Green Day picks – those stocks that could now make you money after the April 2 Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA.
Eurostar, the passenger train service linking London and mainland Europe, set a target on Tuesday to cut CO2 emissions by 25% per passenger by 2012.
Now that the Supreme Court has forced the EPA to start doing its job, it’s time to think about specific sectors and companies that are leveraged to a cleaner environment. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.