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- A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel.
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- Local football games, soccer games and school recesses all have been impacted by smoke from the King Fire. But the smoke could change the schedules of events you probably haven't thought of. Some couples will be looking at the skies this weekend and crossing fingers.
- A Nevada official says a go-slow approach helped recoup $50 million in state funds that some feared was lost when investment firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy during the Great Recession.
Fed Rate-Hike Tool Stirs Some Concern Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spent months devising a strategy for managing short-term interest rates. Two days after the plan's release, some market participants warn the new approach may have flaws.
The Penny May Not Be From Heaven The U.S. Mint makes billions of new one-cent coins every year—more than any other denomination. But the penny costs more than its face value to produce.
Household Wealth Hits Record Americans' wealth hit the highest level ever in the second quarter amid a rise in stock and home prices, prompting consumers to ramp up their borrowing—a development that could boost the economic recovery.
Jobless Claims at Second-Lowest Level in 14 Years The number of new applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to near postrecession lows, the latest indication layoffs are trending sharply lower amid generally improving economic conditions.
Fed Plots Cautious Course on Rate Hikes The Federal Reserve took two steps toward winding down the historic easy-money policies that have defined its response to the financial crisis but stopped short of the move markets are awaiting most: signaling when interest rates will start to rise.
Boeing Faces a Future Without Fighter Jets Aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to shift away from fighter jets as orders dry up, leaving a company with a rich military history without a fighter and ceding the market to Lockheed.
Alibaba Debut Makes a Splash Alibaba shares surged 38% to $93.89 in their market debut, making the Chinese e-commerce giant one of the most valuable companies in the U.S.
Glaxo Guilty of Bribery in China GlaxoSmithKline said a Chinese court found its subsidiary guilty of bribery, and fined the company nearly $500 million, in what Chinese state media said was the largest ever corporate fine.
Energy Future Opens Oncor Bidding Energy Future Holdings opened the bidding to the firm's rights to Oncor, a Texas transmission business, after filing proposed rules Friday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court overseeing its Chapter 11 case.
GM Told to Open Defect Files Hundreds of car owners suing General Motors over an ignition-switch flaw got a boost when a New York judge ordered the auto maker to turn over internal documents about its handling of the defect to plaintiffs' attorneys.
NFL Seeks to Redo Conduct Policies NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed a new conduct committee and seemed open to relinquishing some disciplinary power in response to a domestic-violence scandal that has swirled around his league for two weeks.
ITT Under Scrutiny from Two Agencies Troubles in the nation's for-profit college industry accelerated on Friday as ITT Educational Services Inc. disclosed that two federal agencies have placed the struggling education company in their cross hairs.
Home Depot Breach Bigger Than Target's Home Depot said 56 million cards may have been compromised in a five-month attack on its payment terminals, making the breach much bigger than the holiday attack at Target.
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