| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Google Inc. is partnering with solar panel maker SunPower Corp. to invest up to $250 million in leasing solar systems to homeowners.
The Mountain View technology giant is contributing up to $100 million, and San Jose-based SunPower will invest $150...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite a sharp jump in food costs, consumer prices increased just 0.1% last month in an indication inflation remains in check, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Over the previous year, the consumer price index has risen 1.1%. The...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:15 AM
During my 30 years of teaching management at the American Management Assns. and USC, I often exposed students to a business challenge referred to as "marketing myopia."
I started with the story of the buggy-whip manufacturers, along with the railroads,...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:37 PM
President Obama appears to have warmed up to Wal-Mart, much to the frustration of his party's labor wing.
As a candidate for president six years ago, the then-senator from Illinois reportedly declared he would not shop at the mega-retailer long targeted...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.
But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
| Mar 26, 2014
After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The cost of living climbed in April at the quickest pace since last summer, a sign that the economy may be picking up speed.
The consumer price index rose 0.3% last month, the biggest gain since June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the last 12...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Newport News Mayor McKinley Price and Hampton Mayor George Wallace are the latest public officials to jump on the global-warming bandwagon. It's a trendy cause, one that well-meaning folks — and the Hollywood elite — have signed on to.
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:54 AM
After two years as a model of success for green energy, Oak Park is going brown.
The Oak Park Village Board chose an energy provider for the village's electric aggregation program that uses fossil fuels — or "brown" energy sources — over a...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:53 PM
In a Louisiana swamp several miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, about 3,000 construction workers are building a massive industrial facility to liquefy natural gas, preparing for a new era when the U.S. will begin exporting energy around the globe....