Deep in the Alaskan forests, a battle is being fought between mining companies and environmentalists that could affect tens of thousands of planning applications across the U.S.
Death of a tradition: Could the Post Office be facing its final days? (Reuters) The loss of a new government contract worth £600m would be a "catastrophic" blow for the Post Office, according to the industry's biggest trade body. The contract with the Driver and Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Department for Transport's car licensing arm, is up for grabs following the government's controversial decision to put it out to tender
The high cost of electricity in Australia was mainly due to state governments' move of generating revenues from power generators, which according to Prime Minister Julia Gillard were operating burdens eventually shouldered by consumers. In a speech that ABC said Ms Gillard will address on Tuesday before the Energy Policy Institute in Sydney, it is understood that the federal government will put the blame on state authorities for the spiralling costs of electricity in New South Wales, Queensland and other states over the past four years.
Chinese employees working for publicly-traded companies may now have the option to receive their take home pay in the form of stock options from the shares of their companies as the federal government mulls to reinvent the country's overall wage structure to help lift investor confidence in the local stock market. In a set of draft rules published on the website of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) over the weekend, Chinese workers may secure or convert as much as 30 per cent of their salaries from physical cash to in the form of stock options. However, a holding period will be instituted in such that shares received as salaries or bonuses would have to be held for at least 36 months
China hailed the recent agreement between Sudan and South Sudan that will allow the landlocked South to resume exporting crude oil through its northern neighbor's pipelines after months of tense negotiations.
The governments of Sudan and South Sudan have reached a consensus on South Sudan's oil and how much the country will have to pay to pipe it through Sudan.
Ashkelon, Israel -- Abraham Tenne tilts his head upward and takes a gulp of water from a paper cup. But this isn't your average cup of water. It's just come directly from the briny Mediterranean Sea. At the Ashkelon Desalination Plant, a 28-acre complex some 40 miles (70 km) south of Tel Aviv, 15,000 to 16,000 cubic meters of seawater is converted into fresh water every hour -- if you can imagine it, that's about 15 to 16 million one-liter plastic bottles.
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Posted: March 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) briefly hit $600 per share this morning, and then as if a firing shot went off the investors and traders started taking profits. While some of the selling seems obvious, investors today are pointing to an analyst call out of Deutsche Bank and most investors have likely never even heard of this sort of report. The research team at Deutsche Bank removed it from the SOLAR list, which is the Shorter-term Opportunities within Long-term Analyst Recommendations list. No wonder it hurt Apple today, it has the name solar in it! Don’t worry, I have never heard of this list either after 20 years of exposure to analyst reports. The long and short is that this is just pure profit taking. Several analysts have raised their price targets on Apple aggressively the last week or so. Morgan Stanley went up to $720; Jefferies raised its target to $699; Canaccord Genuity raised its target to $710
Brooklyn's Mimi Yen placed third in Intel's national science search competition after she isolated the gene responsible for mutant behavior in a type of worm.