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Castro takes helm at HUD


  • Hill, The

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was sworn in Monday as the new head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He will lead 8,000 employees and oversee a $46 billion annual budget. Read More

Oak Ridge turns energy genius to cars


  • Detroit Free Press

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee is about more than fixed-place energy sources, with several current efforts directed at more fuel-efficient cars. The projects include an oil additive to… Read More

Mendez, Rogoff get Senate nod for DOT positions



The nominations of Victor Mendez and Peter Rogoff for posts in the U.S. Department of Transportation were confirmed by the Senate last week. Mendez is deputy secretary of transportation, while Rogoff … Read More