The 2014-20 urbanisation plan released on Sunday aims to boost domestic consumption by increasing the proportion of urban residents among China's population of almost 1.4 billion to 60 percent by 2020, up from 53.7 percent now.» Read More
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates flew into northeastern Alberta, Canada, yesterday (Monday) for a "quiet" visit to a multi-billion dollar project that, in effect, extracts oil from rocks. The Calgary Herald reports on its website tonight (Tuesday) that Buffett and Gates were impressed by their tour of the Canadian Natural Resources Horizon oil sands development north of the small, but booming, city of Fort McMurray, roughly 1600 miles northwest from Omaha.
General Motors has pulled out of its longtime sponsorship of the Academy Awards, one of the biggest annual events on broadcast television, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
A strengthening Tropical Storm Fay, which killed at least 57 people in the Caribbean over the weekend, took aim at Florida on Monday after breezing across Cuba and causing little damage.
College rivalries are nothing new, whether it is academics or athletics. Now there's new competition over which are the greenest. Kaplan chose these 25 schools as the greenest for its 2009 college guide.
When Honora Wolfe and her husband moved to the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, she wanted an environmentally friendly way to commute to her job as a bookshop owner in the city.
Electric bikes range in price from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand. The types that are available vary depending on the country. Some models available in the U.S. and France:
Some of the new tracks…but not a majority…want to take the storm into the western shore of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday. Of course, whenever we are talking about anything 4 to 5 days out, we need to deal with change.
Ford Motor said Thursday its redesigned Ka city car would debut in the upcoming Bond film "Quantum of Solace," scheduled for release in North America on Nov. 7.
Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Thursday crude prices may soon fall as low as $110 a barrel amid falling gasoline demand, but should not sink below $100 because the United States depends heavily on oil imports.
BG strikes oil in Santos Basin off Brazil coast BG Group has made a "material" new oil discovery at its Iara well in Brazil's subsalt reserves, its sixth-straight success in the deep water Santos Basin since drilling began, the British gas producer said on Friday.
Boeing has announced the first cancellation of an order for its delayed 787 Dreamliner, signaling that airlines may be getting impatient for deliveries of the new, fuel efficient plane.
Airlines must "change the rules" in order to survive high oil prices and the other challenges the industry faces, said Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways Group.
Tropical Storm Edouard strengthened late on Monday as it churned across the Gulf of Mexico and will likely hit the Texas coast with near-hurricane strength, U.S. forecasters said.
Delinquent U.S. commercial real estate loans rose in June, as property owners struggled with falling prices and tight credit conditions, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service released Monday.
Natural gas has many virutes, but recent proposals to encourage demand could boost prices for consumers and petroleum-dependent industries.
Tropical Storm Edouard forced shut a huge U.S. offshore oil port, a refinery, some oil production and disrupted shipping as the storm raced toward the Texas-Louisiana coast on Monday.
The U.S. said the U.N. Security Council will have to increase sanctions against Iran for ignoring demands that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities.
Automakers are expected to report on Friday that U.S. auto sales fell for a ninth consecutive month in July, as the industry hits its worst showing in 15 years.
General Motors is in talks with Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra to sell its iconic Hummer brand, sources familiar with the matter said.
Beijing has vowed the Olympic Games will take place under blue skies, not the murky "sauna" haze that has shrouded the city recently, but even on apparently clear days pollution levels may not be safe for athletes.