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Beverage companies pay millions to save water

August 30, 2012

WEST COLUMBIA, Texas – Fifty miles outside the nation’s fourth-largest city is a massive field of waist-high grass, buzzing bees and palm-size butterflies, just waiting to be ripped up by a developer. By Michael Stravato, AP A&W root beer bottles stacked at the Dr Pepper Snapple bottling plant in Houston. Beverage companies are spending to […]

Why shopping will never be the same

August 27, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nola Donato has seen the future of retail, and it is in a Magic Mirror. By Alejandro Gonzalez, USA TODAY Some say in a few years retail stores will exist for a “touch and feel” experience, but no actual sales. Enlarge By Alejandro Gonzalez, USA TODAY Some say in a few […]

Hydropower supply ample amid drought

August 23, 2012

The drought worsened this week in the Midwest and the Plains, but the region’s hydroelectric power has not diminished because abundant 2011 rain and snow filled reservoirs. Nearly a quarter of the U.S. is enduring “extreme” to “exceptional” drought, according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center. That’s the highest […]

Shop Green | What is Green Purchasing?

August 22, 2012

What is Green Purchasing? Tips for shopping Green! The Go Green Guy | June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments Your headed to the grocery store or the mall and you ask, what will make this a greener trip? First you grab your own reusable bags, good start! Next think about your purchases, how can they be greener? Let’s […]

Mitt Romney confirms he would end US wind power subsidies

August 14, 2012

Mitt Romney confirms he would end US wind power subsidies Mitt Romney and Barack Obama draw up battle lines over US wind farm tax credit Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he would let wind power tax credits expire. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Mitt Romney looks set to declare war on America’s wind […]

The real reason that GM booted its ad chief

August 13, 2012

The real reason that General Motors ousted its high-energy, former superstar ad director didn’t have much to do with a soccer deal gone awry, which the automaker cited in disclosing the departure to reporters. Rather, the Detroit Free Press, citing analysts and insiders,reports Joel Ewanick, global vice president for marketing, was forced to resign over his inability […]

Goodyear soybean tires cut oil use

Goodyear is trying soybean oil as a petroleum replacement for tires. The big tire company plans to announce today that using soybean oil in place of petroleum for tires is a preliminary success. In fact, to hear the tire company tell it, soybean oil could be a magic bullet because it: Blends better with the […]

Pepsi will sponsor Super Bowl halftime shows

August 1, 2012

The beverage giant says it struck a multiyear deal with the National Football League to sponsor the big game’s musical performance. Financial terms and the exact duration of the deal were not disclosed. The company (PEP) says it also bought 60 seconds of ad time during the big game, which has seen record ratings the past three years. Pepsi […]