North America Gets Its First Sustainable ‘Active Home’ — And It’s in the American Heartland
Over the weekend, an open house was held in the suburbs of St. Louis, Mo. OK, there were lots of open houses over the weekend in the region. But one in particular stood out, for it featured the first “active home” in North America. What’s an “active” house? Basically, it’s one that incorporates a comprehensive, exceptionally sustainable and green design inside and out. In 2011, an official list of Active House specifications were established, including a wide range of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly practices and guidelines. In terms of energy usage, for example, the established goals are to create: • A building which is energy efficient and easy to operate • A building which substantially exceeds the statutory minimum in terms of energy efficiency • A building which exploits a variety of energy sources integrated in the overall design How these goals are achieved is left largely to the discretion of builders and homeowners. The world’s first active home opened ...
Publishers oppose Amazon's bid to gain Web names: WSJ
NEW YORK - Two publishing industry groups, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, are opposing Amazon.com Inc's request to own new domain names, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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The Break-Up-the-Banks Drumbeat Gets Louder. But Is It Just a Bunch of Hot Air?
Conservative columnist George Will and liberal Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown don’t agree on much. So it was a little strange to see Will publish an article last week praising Brown’s legislative efforts to shrink America’s largest banks in order to remove any systemic threat that their failure might pose to the U.S. economy. But Will is not the only member of the right-leaning commentariat to write favorably of the idea of downsizing too-big-to-fail through legislative dictate, as The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan and the American Enterprise Institute’s James Pethokoukis have gotten in on the party as well. There has always been support from a segment of the Democratic Party for legislating hard caps on the size of banks, with 30 Democrats in the Senate supporting the original iteration of Brown’s legislation — the Brown-Kaufmann Amendment — when the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was originally being debated in the spring of 2010. But many on the right have been somewhat ...
Jennifer Waters's Consumer Confidential: Will new airline deal raise ticket prices?
If American Airlines parent AMR and US Airways Group merge, as is expected, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, passengers could once again see fares and fees rise. It might not happen right away though: The mechanics of coalescing operations, systems and workforces following an airline merger can take anywhere from 18 months to two years.
American Airlines and US Airways plan merger
American Airlines and US Airways could announce a merger as early as next week, according to the Wall Street Journal and several Dallas-area news outlets.