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Globetrotters aim to be first among friends in Bhutan, Lebanon


  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

World travelers visit locales such as Lebanon and Bhutan to secure social media bragging rights, according to Skyscanner's Future of Travel report. "Travelers will want to be the first to go to places… Read More

Commercial buildings turn to sensors for energy data


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

More building owners are using sensors that collect energy data in real time to analyze usage and reduce costs. Local laws are helping drive the focus on sustainability. Read More

China accounted for 12.3% of world economy in 2013


  • (China)

At US$9.32 trillion last year, China's economy accounted for 12.3% of the global total, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The service sector for the first time last year accounted for th… Read More

Minn. life sciences industry grows as fundraising rebounds


  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Minnesota life sciences companies are faring well with angels and venture capital investors. Observers expect fundraising this year to exceed last year's $326 million, which would make 2014 the most s… Read More

CFPB could crack down on auto loan add-ons, some say


  • (subscription required)

Some industry observers say the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's recent focus on the separate issues of auto lending and add-on products could lead to scrutiny of add-on products offered with au… Read More