Kansas City StarBetter batteries: The wait goes onThe Register-GuardTravelers use a charging station at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. While the common lithium-ion battery that's used to power laptops, cellphones and tablet computers has improved in recent years, the demand that gadget addicts are placing ...Smartphone 'McGyvers' find workarounds to revive batteries

Saudi Arabia's new king is expected to stick to an OPEC policy of keeping oil output steady to protect the cartel's market share from rival producers, even as energy markets face some of the biggest shifts in decades.

ReutersOil jumps after Saudi king's death amid huge market shiftsReutersSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped in early Asian trading on Friday as news of the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah added to uncertainty in energy markets already facing some of the biggest shifts in decades. Abdullah died early on Friday and ...Saudi king's death will impact the price of oil, but by how much?What now for oil after Saudi king's death?Oil Rises After Death of Saudi King, but Effect...

Following a meeting of the EU foreign ministers in late December 2014 the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini stated, “Iran is not only the country with which we have nuclear talks, it is also a regional important player [sic] and this practically means that we will have to engage with Iran also on its neighborhood.” This statement highlights the two issues under intense discussion between the EU and Iran – the nuclear dispute...

BusinessweekOil Prices: The Perils of Bottom FeedingBusinessweekOver the past six months, oil prices have plunged more than 50 percent to below $50 a barrel, their lowest level since before the recession ended in 2009. That's slashed gasoline prices, triggered thousands of layoffs in the oil patch—and spurred a ...Oil Crash Impact On Other Energy Sources: Finding Opportunities

BloombergOil Surges in New York After Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah DiesBloomberg“The market is reacting bullishly to this news because it may usher in a period of uncertainty as far as Saudi policies going forward as new leadership takes over,” said Andy Lipow, the president of Lipow Oil Associates LLC, an energy consultant in ...What now for oil after Saudi king's death?Oil Prices Spike on News of King Abdullah's DeathOil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted

BloombergOil Drillers 'Going to Die' in 2Q on Crude Price SwoonBloombergCompanies that drill wells and manage fields on behalf of oil producers will be the first to fall after the benchmark American crude, West Texas Intermediate, lost 55 percent of its value in seven months, said John T. Young, whose firm led the city of ...

Crude oil prices settle lower after a government report shows the biggest build in US crude inventory in at least 14 years.

Smartphone 'McGyvers' find workarounds to revive batteriesNew Orleans CityBusiness (blog)NEW YORK — At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone or battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of ...

Russian oil company could be cannibalizedSalt Lake TribuneEvtushenkov, who was kept under house arrest for three months, is the richest Russian to face criminal charges since Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, who was detained more than 10 years ago on ...Russian Oil Producer Surgut's $36 Billion Cash Pile Is Both Blessing and Curse

Greentech MediaGE Scales Back Production of Grid-Scale Durathon BatteriesGreentech MediaGeneral Electric is significantly scaling back production of its sodium-ion Durathon batteries, a move that comes amid what the company says is a slow-to-develop market for grid-scale energy storage -- or, at least, not as fast-growing as it hoped it ...

Oil Trades Below $48 as U.S. Crude Supplies Seen HigherBloombergOil traded below $48 a barrel before government data that's forecast to show U.S. crude inventories expanded for a second week. Futures dropped as much as 1.2 percent in New York. Stockpiles in the U.S., the world's biggest oil consumer, probably ...