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Startups with dubious business models and sketchy revenue streams are nudging the Silicon Valley economy close to the edge of a cliff.
SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the solar sector, experts say it was reckless ambition that led to its quick demise.
It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions. Why? As in many scenarios, the buck seems to stop with Washington lobbyists.
Last week, the managers of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund announced that its divestment from coal companies is well underway.
The Department of the Treasury blocked Pfizer’s plan to acquire Allergan by issuing yet more new rules to close legal loopholes that allow for inversions.
This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that's beginning to change.
The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North Carolina.
Now Chipotle wants to enter the burger market, as reported by many business news outlets earlier this week. It turns out Chipotle’s legal team has applied for the “Better Burger” trademark.
Despite the passage of Title IX over 40 years ago and the growing success of women’s athletics worldwide, both collegiate and professional sports are still very much a boy’s world.
Hampton Creek, the company behind Just Mayo, continues to find success with its egg-less products. New pancake and cake mixes, salad dressings, and an egg-free breakfast scramble will be available at more stores -- including Walmart and Target.
Last week, Ford formed a new subsidiary, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, which will develop and invest in new mobility services for automobiles.
Whole Foods has reached an agreement with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install as many 100 solar rooftop installations on its stores and warehouses.
The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago. They co-wrote a paper that says a carbon tax is crucial if the U.S. is to avoid risks related to climate change.
Warehouse owner Prologis has long been engaged in the solar industry, and it's now America's second largest corporate solar power generator after Walmart.
Hana Tajima, a Japanese-British fashion designer from the United Kingdom, has launched a “Modest Wear Collection” with Japan-based fast fashion retailer Uniqlo.