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Digital billboards were part of the city-wide effort to nab the Boston Marathon suspects, but many cities are trying to turn the lights off. Could this use save the future of digital billboards? As part of our BURN: An Energy Journal partnership, we look at the military’s Rapid Equipping Force, a think tank that uses technology to solve these problems as soon as possible. Also, how funny can six seconds get? A look at Twitter's upcoming comedy festival with Comedy Central.

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Immigration bill also benefits meat industry, Irish workers, ski instructors

Apr 22, 2013
The pet projects of the immigration bill being worked on in Congress.

Today's Army marches on its batteries while searching for alternatives

Apr 22, 2013
The Rapid Equipping Force seeks solutions to problems soldiers encounter in the field -- such as packing pounds and pounds of batteries on patrol.

A comedy festival in 140 characters and 6 seconds: Comedy Central launches #ComedyFest

Apr 22, 2013
Twitter is launching a comedy festival in conjunction with Comedy Central, and it will all be on Twitter and Vine. How funny can you be in 140 characters and six seconds?

The consequences of an online sales tax

Apr 22, 2013
Online sales taxes are up for debate again and big guys like eBay are crying foul. What are the real consequences of an online sales tax for retailers?

Digital billboards: Public service in Boston, public nuisance to other cities

Apr 22, 2013
On the day digital billboards spread news of the Boston Marathon bombing among Boston drivers, a judge's decision turned off digital billboards in Los Angeles. Cities and advertising companies argue over the bright billboards' value.

Mindful spending after the recession?

Apr 22, 2013
Chase announces a new initiative meant to encourage personal finance literacy. But what's behind it?

Why a private equity tycoon is funding a scholarship in China

Apr 22, 2013
Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is spearheading a $300 million scholarship fund for top students from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America to spend a year in China. With philanthropy, comes influence.

Digital billboards were part of the city-wide effort to nab the Boston Marathon suspects, but many cities are trying to turn the lights off. Could this use save the future of digital billboards? As part of our BURN: An Energy Journal partnership, we look at the military’s Rapid Equipping Force, a think tank that uses technology to solve these problems as soon as possible. Also, how funny can six seconds get? A look at Twitter’s upcoming comedy festival with Comedy Central.

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