10/04/2010 – 5:06 am PDT | One Comment

The recent post about how to have a baby on a budget gave me a small chuckle. Don’t get me wrong, new babies are expensive and it’s great to give new parents advice on how …

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End Of Green-Car Subsidy in Japan Slows Sales in September
10/04/2010 – 2:45 am PDT | No Comment

Nikkei. The expiration of a Japanese government subsidy program on 7 September for green vehicles slowed domestic sales in September. The Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA) reported a 4.1% drop in new car sales, the …

EcoDynamics Kia Models Cut CO2 As Low As 94 g/km
10/04/2010 – 2:45 am PDT | No Comment

The diesel-powered concept cee’d offers CO2 emissions of 94 g/km. Click to enlarge.

To showcase its EcoDynamics range of fuel-saving vehicles, Kia Motors displayed three new low CO2 models at the Paris Motor Show. The …

Jobs Report Week
10/04/2010 – 2:35 am PDT | No Comment

The Dow went completely sideways last week following the 24 Sep rally, netting -0.28% versus the week before.
Despite the ISM index coming in lowest since Nov 2009, major indices still closed higher in the spirit …

New Generation of VW Passat Improves Fuel Economy by Up to 18%
10/04/2010 – 2:25 am PDT | No Comment

Volkswagen has introduced the seventh generation of the Passat, which will be available in initial European markets starting as soon as mid-November. The ten engines (77 kW / 105 PS through 220 kW / 300 …

SEC Rulemaking Agenda for Hedge Fund Registration
10/04/2010 – 2:06 am PDT | No Comment

Timeline for Proposed & Final Manager Registration Rules Released
The Dodd-Frank bill requires the SEC and CFTC to propose and promulgate final rules with respect to a number of important areas for investment managers.   As …

Nesscap Introduces New Ultracap Modules for Automotive and Industrial Markets
10/04/2010 – 2:05 am PDT | No Comment

South Korea-based Nesscap Co., Ltd. recently introduced five new ultracapacitor modules for the industrial and automotive markets.

The 16-volt 108-Farad module is especially designed for space constrained automotive and industrial applications and is fully integrated and …

Avis Pre-Orders 500 Renault Electric Vehicles
10/04/2010 – 2:00 am PDT | No Comment

Following the Electric Vehicle partnership announced in February 2010, Avis has signed a pre-order for 500 Electric Vehicles from Renault.
Avis customers will be able to hire Renault Fluence ZE and Renault Kangoo Express ZE in …

Warning Signs of Career Obsolescence
10/04/2010 – 1:45 am PDT | No Comment

The book The New Job Security, Revised: The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career lists the following warning signs that your career may becoming obsolete (increasingly unemployable):

Not knowing your strengths — …

American Chemical Society Posts Online Collection of New Resources on Climate Change
10/04/2010 – 1:45 am PDT | No Comment

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has posted a new online collection of resources related to climate change, including audio and visual presentations from a recent ACS forum on the science of climate change and video …

Hedge Funds UK Tax Revenue
10/04/2010 – 12:54 am PDT | No Comment

Hedge Funds UK Tax
Hedge Funds Departing UK Cost Government $791 Million

Critics of the United Kingdom’s tax hike on hedge funds have noted the likely departure of many hedge funds and the resulting loss of government …