With Japan and South Korea coming in third and fourth place (according to a ranking by research firm Zpryme), respectively, when it comes to federal stimulus money for grid improvements, it looks like Asia is poised to become the powerhouse in this area of the green sector.
I will always remain partial to beagles personally!!! The Labrador retriever remains the most popular dog in both Seattle and the United States, the American Kennel Club (AKC) said Wednesday. In Seattle, the golden retriever remained the No. 2 most popular breed in 2009, followed by the German shepherd, poodle and bulldog. The pug, 2008’s […]
This is a couple of days late following the conclusion of the NFL conference championship games but it’s something I thought about Sunday evening as I watched the wrap up coverage from the Colts compelling victory over the impressive Jets and the Saints thrilling overtime win over Brett Favre and the Vikings. There is no […]
Well the fun never stops in the political world, does it? It’s being reported today that 4 men have been arrested in Louisiana after posing as telephone repair men and entering Democratic Senator Landrieu’s office. The attorney initially representing 3 of the 4 men involved isn’t saying how he got pulled into the case or […]
Starbucks Corp. reported first-quarter net earnings of $241.5 million, or 32 cents per share, which compares with $64.3 million, or 9 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenues at the Seattle coffee giant (NASDAQ: SBUX) rose to $2.7 billion from $2.6 billion a year earlier. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call expected first-quarter earnings […]
About 75 percent of the hybrid cars on the road are built by Toyota, and it plans to double their production in 2010. In 2012, when it debuts its new plug-in Prius, it expects to be churning out a million of them. Just one problem: the lithium needed for its hybrid battery packs (pictured) is […]
Seattle is the nation’s 14th-easiest city in which to land a job, out of the nation’s top 50 cities, according to a new study. According to job search engine JuJu.com, Washington, D.C. is the easiest big city for finding a job, with 1.93 unemployed individuals per advertised job. Seattle has 5.10 unemployed individuals per advertised […]
Cyclone Power Technologies, maker of electric generator systems, has just received a tall order. As part of a new contract with the Phoenix Power Group, it will be building a prototype of a generator powered by the external combustion of waste motor oil (PDF) — a ubiquitous, renewable source of energy. The first of these […]