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There's a Humvee replacement on the way
Humvees have served the US military since 1984, but a new vehicle has stepped up to take its place. By Jeff Glucker, MotorAuthority August 29, 2015.
Who Will Replace the Humvee? Oshkosh, and Its JLTV  Motley Fool
Pentagon Taps Oshkosh to Build Next Humvee  PPP
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China's economic judders bring questions – and opportunity
The collapse in Chinese markets has brought into focus a question that Western nations have been grappling with since the 2008 financial crisis: how much, if anything, stock markets have to do with the real economy.
Focus turns to US data as China slowdown looms
Global stocks climb as US growth offsets China fears  The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
Wall Street ends on a placid note after a week's roller coaster ride
Wall Street closed on a calm note on Friday as US stocks have come surging back, days after the global market turbulence and worries about China's economy.
US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges  Press Examiner
Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note Press
Buffett's Berkshire takes $4.48 billion stake in Phillips 66
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) disclosed a $4.48 billion stake in oil refiner Phillips 66 (PSX.N), rebuilding a bet it had made in the energy industry before oil prices fell.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire reports $4.5 billion stake in refiner Phillips 66  Livemint
Berkshire Reports $4.5 Bln Stake In Refiner Phillips 66  Press Examiner
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Shares Fall as Oil & Copper drops
TheStreet reissued their sell rating on shares of Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) in a research report released on Friday morning, StockTargetPrices.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Shares Fall With Drop In Copper And Oil Prices  Bidness ETC
Carl Icahn's Latest Bold Bet on Commodities and Energy  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Brazil president and the Peter Principle
Protesters thronged Brazil's cities on August 16 demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, narrowly elected to a second term just last October, but not one of them made any reference to the Peter Principle.
Brazil 2016 savings target hinges on tax hike
Brazil Recession: GDP Plunges 1.9 Percent in Second Quarter  New York Times
More Females on Twitter Workforce Diversity Plan; Promises to Hire Blacks ...
Twitter's workforce diversity plan is taking an advanced step when it announced Friday that more female employees will be hired next year.
Twitter sets modest goals to diversify its workforce  Firstpost
Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce  Phys.Org
Watch Boeing's Laser Shoot a Drone Out of the Sky
"Watch the silent, invisible laser suddenly ignite the vehicle." No, that's not the opening line of a summer sci-fi blockbluster.
Boeing Developed a Laser Cannon to Kill Drones  Clapway
Boeing Builds a Drone Killer  24/7 Wall St.
UPDATE 3-Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb; profit tops estimates
(Adds CFO comments, updates shares). By John Tilak. TORONTO Aug 28 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Friday, said bad loans in the energy sector climbed as the oil price selloff took a toll.
Scotiabank sees gains in international operations profit  The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb; profit tops estimates  Reuters Africa
What You Need to Know about Solar Power
The U.S. energy is booming and now is the time for businesses, homeowners and investors to profit. Solar energy isn't just limited to the US; it has now become a global standard.
Obama Takes On Kochs, Fossil Fuel Companies in Alternative Energy Tussle  TV Newsroom