Wind energy, environmental consulting, biotechnology, and solar power were some of the fastest-growing industries in 2011, according to OilPrice.com. Which companies are doing the most hiring this year?
Helium shortage is raising prices for everyone from physicists and hospitals to retailers of Mylar balloons. But it's not supply and demand that's caused the helium shortage, it's a botched public-private handoff of responsibility.
A new study by CarInsurance.com ranks New Hampshire and Alaska among the top states for drivers, Read writes. Mississippi and Louisiana, on the other hand, make drivers miserable.
Just because there's plenty of unconventional oil out there – from tar sands to oil shale – doesn't mean it's economically feasible to use it.
Employees increasingly have to choose between health insurance with sky-high premiums or health insurance with expensive co-payments and deductibles, Reich writes.
For the first time in 30 years, carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants are dropping, due to the slow retirement of old coal plants. But the West is still more reliant on coal for electricity than states in the East.