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The controversial $3.8 billion Dakota Access project is key to the state’s future as an oil producer | It could be “the difference between survival and shutdown”
MORE SHOPPERS—ESPECIALLY MILLENNIALS—WANT HIGHER ENGAGEMENT BEFORE BUYING STUFF
Blue Origin’s string of successes means pressure for Virgin Galactic | “Make damn sure that we feel comfortable putting people on”
Contract carmaker Magna wants to build the hardware for a self-driving future | We want to be able to say, “Look, this is where we think the transportation market is going”
WHEN I MOVED to Staten Island a couple years ago, it comforted me to see the blackened stubs of old pillars poking out of the harbor where the docks used to be, the overturned tree trunks and scrap metal. I had lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for yea
Alex Nussbaum Although cheap oil has forced frackers to shut down drilling rigs across large swaths of the U.S. shale patch, from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to the Eagle Ford in South Texas, there’s one region where the profits are still flow
ARCHITECT STEVEN HOLL SAVED A PLOT OF LAND FROM DEVELOPMENT AND BUILT HIMSELF A GUESTHOUSE THAT SLEEPS FIVE—BUT HAS NO BEDROOMS.
MARTHA C. WHITE COMBINING YOUR INSURANCE policies, or “bundling,” is a tactic insurance salespeople tout as a way for you to save money. Exactly how much you can save on premiums, however, depends a lot on where in the U.S. you live, what type of ho
Walmart is remaking its Sam’s Clubs to offer foreign goods aimed at aspirational consumers | “To Chinese shoppers, ‘imported’ is a badge for premium”
ON INTERSTATE 280 OUTSIDE SAN FRANCISCO, TOWERING white Volvo semitrucks have been driving themselves around for months—under the careful supervision of humans in the cab. Otto, a startup founded by automation experts eager to get their inventions ou
It’s likely to be a decade or more before self-driving technology makes a significant impact on the revenues of automakers and auto suppliers. But that isn’t stopping big companies in the field from souping themselves up for the race to come.
Miranda Purves Form and function The ProtoCycler is a desktop machine that can turn almost any postconsumer plastic, including water bottles and coffee cup lids, into raw material for a 3D printer. It can also recycle 3D-printed objects. Innovator
Airbnb-like services for car owners are expanding in Europe | “Private vehicles sit unused 95 percent of the time”
HOW ARIZONA TURNED ITSELF INTO A PARADISE FOR THE TECH-CENTRIC AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.
Naureen S. Malik Sometime in 2017, for the first time in 60 years, the U.S. will likely sell more natural gas to the world than it buys. Next year, capacity to export liquefied natural gas from the lower 48 states, chilled to –260F so it can be ship
Frank Yang, an immigrant from Taiwan, has used creative design and gleaming stainless steel to make SIMPLEHUMAN the Apple of housewares.
How kids get to school in cities around the world.
Olga Kharif Form and function Fill-Air Flow is a device the size of a paper-towel dispenser that creates clear plastic air cushions—a cheaper, sleeker alternative to packing peanuts and the like—at a scale designed to be affordable for small busine
IN AN ERA WHEN “CONGLOMERATE” HAS BECOME A DIRTY WORD, JOHNSON & JOHNSON IS MAKING THE CASE THAT HEFT AND BREADTH CAN BE VIRTUES. HERE’S HOW A 130-YEAR-OLD HEAVYWEIGHT IS LEARNING TO DEFY GRAVITY.
A Bay Area design firm helps an Alaska Native company diversify | “They were trying to tap into ... what it’s like to live in Alaska”
IN 1927 CHARLES LINDBERGH BECAME the first solo pilot to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. The flight not only made Lindbergh famous; it also created the perception that flying was safe and available to the common man. And it was all sparked by a rewa
Katy Steinmetz Thanks to the rise of on-demand shopping and shipping, we can buy nearly whatever we want whenever we want from wherever we happen to be. We don’t have to wait in line. We can easily compare prices across online stores. But those virt
Sweden’s northernmost city of Kiruna is moving two miles (3 km) east because iron mining has made the ground beneath it unstable. On May 17, the Swedish government released a documentary detailing progress of the move that began in 2014, sparking ren
AS THE BIG HOME-IMPROVEMENT RETAILER LOOKS TO THE WEB TO HELP IT SQUEEZE MORE SALES OUT OF ITS STORES, THE 400,000 ASSOCIATES WHO WORK IN HOME DEPOT’S 2,726 LOCATIONS LOOK TO ONE OF THEIR OWN TO LEAD THEM.
Transocean makes a risky decision to shut off the engines | “These drillships were not designed to sit idle”
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