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Inflation's Bad, But it Could Be Worsenew

Although consumer inflation is at a 17-year high, historically high oil prices are not necessarily to blame. In fact, high oil prices, the economic slowdown and the Chinese work in tandem to keep inflation from becoming even worse.
Shepherd Express  |  Ken Reibel  |  08-22-2008  |  Economy

Fighting for Green Technologies ... and Some Venture Capital, Pleasenew

The flow of capital toward alternative energy and other green technologies has risen from a trickle to a torrent which last year equaled tens of billions of dollars. Much of that money comes off one street in Silicon Valley, and the Bay Area has already become a green tech hub. But the Southland is also a potential center of the emerging industry. We looked into a few of the mad scientists hoping to do well, do good, and do the hustle.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Nathaniel Page  |  07-07-2008  |  Environment

Oil Costs Reshaping the Suburbsnew

Current property values in the U.S., where the subprime-mortgage crisis has unleashed a sea of foreclosures, demonstrate how surging oil prices can affect the real-estate market. Cities with more suburban sprawl are suffering more in terms of depressed prices than denser areas that are less dependent on cars.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  05-19-2008  |  Housing & Development

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