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  • Sen. Kirk calls for sanctions on Russia over jet disaster

    Sen. Kirk calls for sanctions on Russia over jet disaster
    Sen. Mark Kirk, reacting to reports that the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine earlier today was caused by a surface-to-air missile, took to Twitter this afternoon to call for expanded sanctions on Russia in response to the incident....
  • Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast

    Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast
    The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists. The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
  • How to stay cool without air conditioning

    How to stay cool without air conditioning
    Hot, steamy weather can derail the best intentions of reducing energy consumption. As temperatures soar, few can resist the temptation to crank the air conditioning unit and relax in some frosty comfort. However, relying too heavily on air conditioning...
  • Hiko could lose license for hiking electric rates

    There was no doubt in the minds of the thousands of PPL customers who signed up to buy electricity from competitive supplier Hiko Energy that they would save money. The only uncertainty was how much they'd save. The promotion they enrolled under...
  • Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs

    Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs
    A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday. The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
  • How much water does California have left?

    Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
  • Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program

    Chicago unveils new rooftop solar discount program
    Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
  • John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor

    John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor
    John H. Zink Jr., a retired mechanical engineer and contractor who enjoyed playing gin rummy going to the beach, died July 3 of an apparent heart attack. He was 95. Mr. Zink was lunching and playing cards with friends at the Green Spring Club when he was...
  • Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region

    Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region
    Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers. But change is coming. Two...
  • Energy project aims to aid homeowners

    Energy project aims to aid homeowners
    Durai Swamy was interested in reducing his carbon footprint by making his Huntington Beach home as energy efficient as possible. So he turned to the Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) of Huntington Beach in the interest of doing the work...