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This photo taken Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Calverton, N.Y., shows the site of the former Skydive Long Island, which was purchased last month by a company that intends to manufacture solar-powered drones. Daniel Preston, the CEO of Luminati Aerospace LLC, said Thursday, the company will make the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles, but declined to say whether his firm is associated with any well-known technology companies trying to develop drones to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

High-tech firm's plans to make drones in NY spark questions

- Associated Press

A plan to manufacture solar-powered drones at a suburban New York site that once made fighter jets for the U.S. military is sparking questions about whether the aircraft will be used to beam Internet service. So far, company officials are staying mum.

This Sept. 21, 2015 photo shows crews working inside the shuttered Bourbon Square Casino that is being renovated as part of a housing-retail project at Victorian Square in Sparks, Nev.  The city of Sparks has launched an ambitious urban renewal project with downtown apartments and retail space fueled by the dramatic growth in jobs and housing anticipated in the years ahead with the arrival of Tesla Motors, Switch and others (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

Ex-railroad town, Sparks braces for Tesla, Switch boom

- Associated Press

Not since the Southern Pacific railroad rolled into this sleepy high desert town in Nevada more than a century ago has there been such excitement - Tesla Motors and other technology companies are coming, and along with them thousands of jobs.

FILE - This March 20, 2012 file photo shows Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 announced it is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 in the U.S. and several other countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Netflix raising US price for most popular video plan by $1

- Associated Press

Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 for new customers in the U.S., Canada and some Latin America countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming.

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCarthy is making an impassioned push for homeowners to adopt 1 million Wi-Fi-enabled "smart thermostats" over the next five years as a way to save money and limit carbon pollution contributing to climate change. McCarthy spoke Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Chicago, at an event launching the nation's largest incentives program to encourage the use of the technology.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

EPA pushes for 'smart thermostats' as way to limit pollution

- Associated Press

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made an impassioned push Thursday for homeowners to adopt Wi-Fi-enabled "smart thermostats" as a way to limit carbon pollution and improve public health.

Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon

- Associated Press

Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.

Army Corps of Engineers to pay $85K over chemical storage

Associated Press

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle EPA claims that it violated regulations in its handling of a hazardous chemical at the Army's Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab in Hanover.