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Ethanol demand outgrows corn

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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Phelps Dodge ups recruiting efforts, incentives

Phelps Dodge is digging through Phoenix, Tucson and El Paso, Texas to find 600 workers for its Arizona mines at Safford and Morenci. A housing slump has compounded problems, including a shortage of workers in the company, which was recently ...

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Fuel needed everywhere, yet not a drop too cheap

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

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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Walls: Sign of privilege or community barrier≠

Connected Cul-de-sac Instead of presenting dead ends to pedestrians and cyclists, cul-de-sacs in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch open onto a six-mile greenbelt known as Camelback Walk. The crow has a big edge on people who live in neighborhoods built in the ...

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