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  • Don't get shocked

    Don't get shocked
    The fans and window air conditioning units that cool Shana Solarte’s apartment continue to draw the same amount of electricity as they have in the past. But as of Sunday, that same amount of power comes at a higher price as new rates go into...
  • Solar firm's problems radiate to customers

    Solar firm's problems radiate to customers
    When Ben Benokraitis bought a solar-powered water heater for his Baltimore County home two years ago, the installation company told him he'd get about $800 a year in payments to help offset the cost. That money would come from the sale of three Solar...
  • Improve your home, and take your time paying

    Improve your home, and take your time paying
    You'll soon be able to protect your home against hurricanes or make energy-saving improvements — without spending a dime upfront. After years in discussion, Broward County is putting the final touches on a financing program to allow it. Funding...
  • Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species

    Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species
    IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant. Long before the sun rises, computers aim five square miles of mirrors to reflect the first rays of dawn onto one of three 40-story towers rising above the desert floor....
  • In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far

    In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far
    MEXICO CITY — When historians write about 21st century Los Angeles, they'll probably observe that Eric Garcetti was the second Spanish-speaking L.A. mayor in a row to make an official visit to the Mexican capital. They may also note how trips such...
  • Retail sales fall unexpectedly in January

    This year's streak of nasty weather is wreaking havoc on the economy, causing plunging worker productivity, soaring heating bills, canceled flights, damaged crops and frozen hiring. But the bitter conditions, which last month left thousands stranded...
  • Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles

    Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles
    Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
  • Occidental Petroleum to spin off California assets, move to Houston

    Occidental Petroleum to spin off California assets, move to Houston
    Occidental Petroleum is ending a nearly century-long run as a storied Los Angeles energy company and moving its headquarters to Houston as part of a corporate overhaul. The nation's fourth-largest oil firm also announced plans Friday to spin off its...
  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 6

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 6
    "Any pugilist worth his salt knows when someone's on the ropes, that's when you throw a combination to the gut and a left hook to the jaw." -- Frank Underwood Rachel loves ice cubes. Rachel loves air conditioning. Rachel loves being cold.  That's what...
  • How PBS sold its soul to a billionaire donor

    A few days ago the Public Broadcasting Service announced it was returning a $3.5-million grant it had received from a Texas billionaire to fund a series of documentaries about the "pension peril" -- the costs to cities and states of their public...