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  • G20 pledges lift Green Climate Fund towards $10 billion U.N. goal

    OSLO (Reuters) - A promise by Japan on Sunday to give up to $1.5 billion to a U.N. fund to help poor nations cope with global warming puts the fund within sight of a $10 billion goal and brightens prospects for a U.N. climate pact next year. Japan's...
  • Little-known Taiwanese chip designer spawns low-priced smartphone boom

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry.     Fast-...
  • G-20 leaders promise projects, policy reforms to boost economic growth

    Criticized for being long on promises and short on delivery, leaders of the Group of 20 major economies set a target of lifting global economic output by at least 2% over five years -- an ambitious goal that would add $2 trillion to the world economy...
  • Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live

    Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within a decade to half a million vehicles per year,...
  • Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund

    President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia. The large size...
  • MSSA's Captain of the Year on the line at this weekend's Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic

    MSSA's Captain of the Year on the line at this weekend's Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic
    Dale Dirks will return to his roots when he competes in the Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic fishing tournament this weekend. "I grew up out there near Annapolis, near the Chesapeake Bay, and if you weren't fishing, you didn't have a whole lot to do," said...
  • G20 communique to include climate change, anti-corruption plan: EU sources

    BRISBANE Australia (Reuters) - The G20 communique will include a significant passage on climate change and an endorsement of an anti-corruption plan, European Union officials said on Sunday. "The most difficult discussion was on climate change," an EU...
  • Obama to pledge $3 billion in climate aid for developing countries

    President Obama will pledge $3 billion to an international climate fund aimed at helping developing countries prepare for and slow the effects of climate change, a White House official said Friday. The U.S. pledged the money to the United Nations...
  • Another 'sleazy' land deal?

    Another 'sleazy' land deal?
    The O'Malley administration today pulled back from a sweetheart deal to buy $2.8 million in Eastern Shore farmland and hand it over for $1 a year to a Democratic campaign donor who wanted to use it as an "organic food hub" for the region. After...
  • What every parent needs to know about changes in the classroom

    What every parent needs to know about changes in the classroom
    If you have school- age children, you likely have heard about the new Common Core State Standards. Already adopted by forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Common Core focuses...
  • White House hints at veto as Congress moves on Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved a bill Friday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a potential showdown between President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill over the controversial project. Following the House's...