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Honda Profits Surge on Weak Yen, Strong US Sales

November 2nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Honda said Wednesday its net profit soared 46.4 percent in the three months to September as Japan's third largest carmaker benefited from a weaker yen and stronger North America sales. Net profit for July-September rose to 120.37 billion yen ($1.23&hellip


You Want Jobs? Agriculture Has Them!

August 2nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

American farms are struggling to attract workers, according to reports out last week. Farmers have jobs, but no applicants – and they concede that the problem is only getting worse as innovation in alternative fuels and renewable plastic pushes up demand for their products to the point that there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled


A Melting Pot of Frustration – Occupy Boston

October 16th, 2011 | by Andrew Meggison

The Occupy movement has spread beyond Wall St. to encompass most major U.S. cities, and many protesters are frustrated by the lack of accountability by the major corporations that contributed to both the recent financial disaster and decades of ecological pillaging. Andrew Meggison visited the Occupy Boston camp for a ground-level look at this grassroots movement


Plug-in Hybrid F-150 Pick-up Truck Getting Put to the Test

August 10th, 2011 | by Jo Borrás

How would someone who uses their truck for work, every day, respond to a plug-in pickup? If Ford built a full-size pickup using design notes cribbed from Chevy's Jesus car Volt, would the savings on fuel justify the added initial costs? That's what the fleet managers at PG&E (and the drivetrain specialists at ALTe) hope to find out, as they put a converted Ford F-150 pickup through a gauntlet of stop-and-go driving, hauling, commuting, and more next year



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