ALBANY, N.Y.— Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has led to a drilling boom in Pennsylvania and other nearby states, has...» Read More
NEW YORK— MSNBC on Monday launched a new online service featuring Web-only fare. One-hour programs include the Washington- oriented "The Briefing" with Luke Russert, " Krystal Clear," with Krystal Ball discussing women's issues and a look at the week in popular culture called "So Popular!" Shift follows last month's introduction of CBSN, a digital streaming network...
PARIS, Dec 15- Volvo Car Corp said it will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW. "The plan is to have all our car lines in all our markets offered digitally," Volvo sales chief Alain Visser said in an interview. But Volvo has assured its 2,000 global dealerships, half of which are in Europe, that it has no...
E-cigarette manufacturers in China, which supplies about 90 percent of e-cigarettes globally, operate with little oversight, raising health concerns.
Some disruptors aren't just shaking up their larger competitor, they're also drawing criticism from consumers, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
NEW YORK— The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center. The $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation is slated to open in 2019, the museum's 150th anniversary. Chicago- based Studio Gang Architects has been selected to design the addition.
Traction-improving all-wheel drive comes standard on the mid-size Legacy, which has a starting retail price of $22,490. Many other cars with all-wheel drive are from luxury brands such as Audi and BMW and carry much higher price tags. The new Legacy, which has a roomier and quieter interior than its predecessor, is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine.
LONDON, Dec 10- Drugmakers are finally getting more bang for their scientific buck, with the rate of return on pharmaceutical research and development increasing for the first time since 2010.. So far this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which acts as gatekeeper to the world's biggest market, has approved 35 new products, up from 27 in the whole of 2013...
The bulky garment ended up in the state-of-the-art research lab after NASA sought innovative ways to pinpoint problems with its spacesuits in the wake of an Italian astronaut nearly drowning in his helmet during a 2013 spacewalk on the International Space Station. NASA hopes the advanced imaging equipment in the lab, including a CT scanner attached to a...
Citi upped its price targets on Apple. Jim Suva, Citi senior analyst, discusses Apple's gross margin trends and why he sees soft iPad sales in the coming quarters.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer on Friday said he was urging U.S. arms makers to spend more on research and development, arguing that investment in new technology would pay off as the United States seeks to ensure its future military readiness. Northrop Grumman Corp this week announced a $3 billion share repurchase authorization, while L-3...
Digging into Uber's whopping $41 billion valuation, with Mark Hake, Hake Capital Management, and Andrew Romans, Rubicon Venture Capital.
CNBC's Kate Rogers provides insight to licensing requirements for small businesses, including florists, hair braiders and teeth whiteners.
Larry Yuen, APAC & EMEA President, Kitchen & Bath of Kohler, discusses the brand's new high-tech toilet.
Dec 3- Google Inc plans to roll out child-friendly versions of its most popular products in a bid to be "fun and safe for children", USA Today reported, quoting Pavni Diwanji, the company's vice president of engineering. The company will likely create specific versions of its search, YouTube and Chrome products for children aged 12 and under, USA Today reported,...
Deborah Hopkins, Citi chief innovation officer and CEO of Citi Ventures, discusses the valuations of start-ups like Uber and Square. Hopkins finds innovation at social platforms exciting.
Walter Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, reviews EyeLock's myris eye scanner.
Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities, discusses his bearish note on Apple that says iPhone sales appear to be mostly priced in and growth is likely to slow.
Martin Fink, HP CTO, discusses how Hewlett-Packard plans to rethink storage and memory in the world of computing.
PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, discusses his banking start-up "Affirm," that offers consumers a new way to pay for goods.
NBC's Hallie Jackson takes a look at how robots are helping Amazon process orders on Cyber Monday.