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Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

EMMETSBURG, Iowa � The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last - at least in the United States.

Updated: Oct. 16, 2014 3:14 PM | Full Story

As LA considers raising minimum wage, workers wonder how much it would help

LOS ANGELES - There's little room for surprises in James Collins' monthly scramble to manage rent, bills, debts and gas.

Updated: Oct. 14, 2014 8:09 AM | Full Story

Toyota bets big on fuel cell vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO - California's ambitious zero-emission vehicle goal is for 1.5 million hydrogen, all electric, and plug-in electric vehicles to be cruising the roads by 2025.

Updated: Oct. 10, 2014 8:08 AM | Full Story

Small business activity continues to pick up

When Chris Tedford took over the family's precision-machined manufacturing business at the start of 2007, he had no idea what challenges he and other small businesses would soon face.

Updated: Oct. 9, 2014 8:08 AM | Full Story