China says air pollution worsening

China's air pollution increased this year for the first time since 2005, the environmental protection ministry has said, due to sandstorms, a rise in construction and industrial projects, and more cars.

German chip maker Infineon raises full-year outlook

German semi-conductor maker Infineon raised on Friday the outlook for its current fiscal year after booking better than expected first quarter results thanks to the economic recovery.

ASML returns to profit in third quarter, orders up

(AP) -- ASML Holding NV, a key supplier to computer chip makers, reported Wednesday a net profit of euro20 million ($29.7 million) for the third quarter, ending a nine-month streak of losses, and said new orders had increased ...

IT to generate 5.8 million new jobs by 2013: IDC

Information technology will be an employment machine, generating 5.8 million new jobs in the coming four years, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) research released.

Researchers release reports on economic impacts of MGM Springfield

In two highly anticipated reports about the economic impacts of MGM Springfield, University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers found that the resort-casino's construction was felt in every corner of the Commonwealth, and ...

Developing a microinsurance plan for California earthquakes

Nine out of ten Californians are uninsured against earthquake risk, which could slow economic recovery in neighborhoods and cities around the state after a damaging quake. On-demand or use-based small insurance policies—sometimes ...

Research finds 1 in 8 children in Hawai‘i live in poverty

According to the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, over 40,000 children, or roughly one in eight kids, in Hawai'i live in poverty. This trend has become worse both nationally and locally since ...

Europe still off mark on sustainability goals: report

Europe could miss several key targets for safeguarding its species, water, air and land, said a study Tuesday that warned economic recovery would add to the pressure on natural resources.

Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs (Update)

Information technology giant Cisco announced Wednesday that it will cut 4,000 jobs, equal to five percent of its workforce.

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