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Many believe the US is on the brink of a new industrial age, as it benefits from a recent energy boom. Here we look at the major components of hydraulic fracturing, its environmental implications, and its impact on the US and global economies

Shale gas extraction explained

Many believe the US is on the brink of a new industrial age, as it benefits from a recent energy boom. Here we look at the major components of hydraulic fracturing, its environmental implications, and its impact on the US and global economies

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As solar capacity picks up pace throughout the US, we take a look at last year’s top five solar states, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association
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Top five solar states in the US

As solar capacity picks up pace throughout the US, we take a look at last year’s top five solar states, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association

Technology The company’s latest high-profile acquisition will further the tech giant’s plans to beam internet from drones to rural and underdeveloped areas

Google beats Facebook to buy drone-makers Titan Aerospace

The company’s latest high-profile acquisition will further the tech giant’s plans to beam internet from drones to rural and underdeveloped areas

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Strategy New World Bank paper highlights the challenges of identifying those who have been reduced to extreme poverty

World Bank: economic growth “not enough” to end poverty

New World Bank paper highlights the challenges of identifying those who have been reduced to extreme poverty

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Business Huge gap in spending shows where South Asia’s governments need to focus their attention, writes Jules Gray

World Bank report highlights South Asia infrastructure problems

Huge gap in spending shows where South Asia’s governments need to focus their attention, writes Jules Gray

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Technology In the latest of patent infringement cases between Apple and Samsung, Apple is now claiming $2.2bn in damages following expert testimony

Apple-Samsung patent case reaches billion-dollar height

In the latest of patent infringement cases between Apple and Samsung, Apple is now claiming $2.2bn in damages following expert testimony

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Business The Anita Borg Institute has laid out the research it believes to be most compelling in making a case for investing in women

Anita Borg report makes strong case for investing in women

The Anita Borg Institute has laid out the research it believes to be most compelling in making a case for investing in women

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Business In a recent report, global consulting firm EY ranked the most rapidly growing economies in the world

Top five rapidly growing countries

In a recent report, global consulting firm EY ranked the most rapidly growing economies in the world

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Business The settlement, reached yesterday, ends a legal complaint by shareholders accusing the company of misleading statements about operations

HP to fork out $57m to settle shareholder lawsuit

The settlement, reached yesterday, ends a legal complaint by shareholders accusing the company of misleading statements about operations

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Energy A new IPCC report outlines the impacts of climate change to date and the opportunities for risk reduction

UN climate change report highlights

A new IPCC report outlines the impacts of climate change to date and the opportunities for risk reduction

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Energy Businesses need to stay open and people need to keep warm. But should energy prices be kept low just because consumers are feeling the pinch, or should profits be protected before people?

The case for and against energy price caps

Businesses need to stay open and people need to keep warm. But should energy prices be kept low just because consumers are feeling the pinch, or should profits be protected before people?

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Business Foreign direct investment in Turkey has been a major contributing factor to the rapid expansion of the country’s tourism sector. Now local authorities must manage that investment cleverly in order to preserve the industry for the future

Turkey must continue to encourage tourism and FDI

Foreign direct investment in Turkey has been a major contributing factor to the rapid expansion of the country’s tourism sector. Now local authorities must manage that investment cleverly in order to preserve the industry for the future

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Energy While the shale revolution might threaten OPEC’s leadership in the oil and gas sector, it will bring increased stability and productivity to the industry as a whole

US trade to benefit from shale boom

While the shale revolution might threaten OPEC’s leadership in the oil and gas sector, it will bring increased stability and productivity to the industry as a whole

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Perspectives Microsoft’s selection of Satya Nadella as its new CEO suggests the company is refocusing on its cloud services. It has made the right choice

Microsoft’s cloud services top priority as Nadella becomes CEO

Microsoft’s selection of Satya Nadella as its new CEO suggests the company is refocusing on its cloud services. It has made the right choice

Business Efficient energy storage has long been a hurdle for the advent of solar and wind generators as large-scale energy producers. But now scientists at Harvard seem to have found a simple solution – and it’s cheap too

Harvard scientists find simple solution to maximise energy storage

Efficient energy storage has long been a hurdle for the advent of solar and wind generators as large-scale energy producers. But now scientists at Harvard seem to have found a simple solution – and it’s cheap too

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Technology Microsoft has announced that they will end XP, which has served to frustrate consumers and businesses that are left with no option but to upgrade

Microsoft to retire Windows XP support despite high user rates

Microsoft has announced that they will end XP, which has served to frustrate consumers and businesses that are left with no option but to upgrade

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Technology We examine the top 20 cities that look the likeliest to drive change in the future, in The New Economy’s Smart Cities 2014

The rise of the smart city

We examine the top 20 cities that look the likeliest to drive change in the future, in The New Economy’s Smart Cities 2014

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Business World trade is constantly evolving – as are the methods criminals use to undermine it. Technology is now developing to meet these challenges

Border protection fights back as criminals get more savvy

World trade is constantly evolving – as are the methods criminals use to undermine it. Technology is now developing to meet these challenges

Strategy Millennials are finally being recognised as a consumer demographic. With disposable income and an open mind, they are the ideal consumers

Millennials: the perfect consumers?

Millennials are finally being recognised as a consumer demographic. With disposable income and an open mind, they are the ideal consumers

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