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Early ed gains momentum in states (access required)

This fall, states will see the results of the big bucks they are promising to plug into early education programs. Among several states expanding access to preschool classes, Washington state will have an extra 2,250 pre-kindergarten spaces, Oregon will serve ...

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Ethanol demand outgrows corn (access required)

While corn-based ethanol will help fight U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the fuel is seen as a temporary fix at best, if it is ever embraced on a large scale. Due to its availability, price and several other uses, new sources of biofuel are already being sought out.

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Fuel needed everywhere, yet not a drop too cheap (access required)

A “lull between the storms” is how Chief Economist Ken Simonson of the Associated General Contractors of America describes the price of construction materials. In his March “Construction Inflation Report,” he says that while price increases have modestly slowed or ...

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Reaching for the sky (access required)

Artist rendering of Burj Dubai The world has realized, albeit begrudgingly, that oil reserves are a finite resource. And one day in the not-too-distant future, humanity will be forced to look to the wind, water and sun for power. As ...

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