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Good news on Main Street: Female entrepreneurs are making gains in bank fund-raising as they boost biz prospects.
To boost competitiveness, companies are eyeing exciting new breakthroughs—from drones to eye-tracking devices.
Companies of all sizes are launching career apps to find social media-savvy candidates who fit the company's culture.
Crude rose on new fears of a conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Battles between solar backers and power companies are a skirmish in a wider war threatening the regulated utility model.
Experts say market dynamics will keep the lid on prices of U.S. natural gas even if more expensive techniques are used to extract it.
A Google executive's reaction to the deal "could certainly be a little sour grapes," an analyst tells CNBC.
Jack Tretton, the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, will step down at the end of the month, according to the company.
Privacy advocates have asked US regulators to halt Facebook $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp.
A California company can pull lithium, and other critical metals, out of the effluent water of geothermal power plants, removing the need to drill or blast for new resources the way miners typically do.
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Even as certain tax credits and funding from Washington have dried up, U.S. states remain in competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.
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.
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.
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.