The San Francisco skyline rises behind a row of Victorian homes. Well-paid software engineers and Web designers are flocking to Silicon Valley, and companies are constantly looking for more of them. Startups raised $3.2 billion from venture capitalists in the April-June quarter. The buzzing tech economy has caused rents to soar. (Associated Press)
National Edition News cover for January 8, 2014 - No privacy behind the wheel: Your car might be spying: In this Aug. 27, 2008 file photo, a Garmin GPS unit is shown inside a vehicle in Tampa, Fla. The growth of cell phones with global-positioning technology is making life uncertain for the makers of personal navigational devices that help drivers figure out where they are and where to go. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Heiko Schuster, development engineer of the solar technology company Sulfurcell cleaned solar panels atop the company's headquarters in Berlin. The Algerian government's solar energy project is in its early stage and faces daunting financial and technological obstacles.