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[ August 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 52222 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Ford Motor Co./AOLThe Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept. Ford has developed a concept model that runs primarily on solar power, which could bring the world one step closer to having a vehicle for everyday driving that is not dependent on traditional energy sources. The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept is a collaboration between Ford (F), SunPower Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The concept car is expected to be unveiled next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Like all concept models, the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept may never be built or sold to the public. However, many of the features and technologies we see in current vehicles were once shown for the first time in concept models years ago. Harnessing the Sun’s Power Ford says the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept would be powered by energy it collects using a special concentrator that acts like a magnifying glass. … Continue reading

[ August 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 97888 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The launches of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 have started another generation of the battle for sales of video game consoles and, by extension, the battle for your living room. It’s a big industry, but it’s impossible to predict from a console’s launch how successful it will be. That uncertainty can scare off investors, but there are ways to invest in the latest console boom without trying to pick a winner. Making the systemsTo sell millions upon millions of consoles, a lot of things need to happen. First, they need to be made and two companies are heavily involved. The first, Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD  ) makes the processors for both Sony and Microsoft’s offerings, so whether it’s a PlayStation or an Xbox under the Christmas tree, there is an AMD processor at its core. Whether both consoles continue to compete for market share with relative parity or … Continue reading

[ August 21, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 13444 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Southeast regional bank BB&T (NYSE:BBT) definitely got the memo this quarter about the themes being higher fee income and lower credit costs. Unfortunately, BB&T also had significantly higher non-operating expenses and a little more covered loan run-off than expected, leading to pretty uninspiring operating profit performance. BB&T should be in a good position to benefit from the above-average population and economic growth expected in the southeast part of the U.S., but it’s hard to call the shares a screaming bargain at today’s price. Sharp Cross-Currents In Q2 Results Although BB&T’s bottom line reported results looked relatively sound compared to analyst expectations, there were a lot of surprising cross-currents in the details. All told, there was nothing particularly alarming about BB&T’s results and the company’s core/intrinsic growth and profitability look pretty good. SEE: Bank Of America Brings The Growth Revenue rose 1% from the year-ago period and about 2% on … Continue reading

[ August 21, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 53659 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

DALLAS (AP) A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees. American wants retirees who wish to keep their benefits to pay all the cost. Now the dispute could go to negotiations or a trial. On Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Sean Lane in New York rejected a request made by American’s former parent, AMR, for the right to immediately eliminate retiree benefits for former pilots, flight attendants and other union workers. Lane granted AMR’s request for a group of nonunion workers. American was left to ponder its next move. “American will review his ruling and consider next steps related to the retiree health and life insurance benefits,” American spokesman Casey Norton said in an emailed statement. “We always remain open to productive discussions to finally resolve this matter.” 10 Best Airline Stocks To Watch For 2015: ANA Holdings … Continue reading

[ August 21, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 21966 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Pipeline blaze in the Gulf. Photo credit: AP Photo/US Coast Guard, Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega. So far, 2013 isn’t shaping up to be the energy industry’s safest year. A number of disasters have occurred, which have brought unwanted attention to the industry. Here’s a look at the industry’s five biggest blunders so far this year. A Herculean disaster averted in the GulfJust this past week, a blowout occurred on a Hercules (NASDAQ: HERO  ) -owned rig operating in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Natural gas leaking from a well off the coast of Louisiana caught fire and spread to the Hercules rig. Fortunately, all 48 personnel in the rig were safely evacuated. However, the incident underscores the risks of drilling offshore. It could have been a lot worse, as no one was hurt, and this is a natural gas well so the environmental threats are far … Continue reading