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  • Fort Hood Shooter May Have Argued With Fellow Serviceman

    Investigators say an argument may have been the pretext for a shooting by a troubled Iraq veteran that left him and three other soldiers dead at Fort Hood in Texas.

  • Army Powers Fort Bliss Base With Lockheed Solar Microgrid

    The U.S. Army switched on a solar and battery-powered microgrid built by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. to power its Fort Bliss, Texas, base.

  • Exploding Fuel Tankers Driving U.S. Army to Solar Power

    The U.S. Army is spending billions of dollars shifting toward solar energy, recycled water and better- insulated tents. The effort isn’t about saving the Earth.

  • Big Gov’t Embraced to Keep U.S. Generals Happy

    The two-star general’s new home came with granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless appliances and high expectations. It was a gift to the U.S. Army from the taxpayers of Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Apple’s IPhones Join Drones as Army Tests Commercial Tech

    The U.S. Army, conducting the biggest test of its tactical communications network, is seeking to speed adoption of technology such as Apple Inc.’s iPhone and AeroVironment Inc.’s Puma drone.

  • Bernanke Says Fed Sees Low Inflation

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the central bank is concentrating “intently” on reducing unemployment and projects inflation to stay under control for the “foreseeable future.”

  • The Army Goes Green, but Not to Save the Earth

    Daniel Rice takes taxis down long desert roads in Afghanistan’s combat zones to make sales calls. He travels at night, unarmed, and when he’s dropped at the gate of a U.S. military base, soldiers often call Rice crazy before whisking him inside. The former U.S. Army officer is there to sell commanders on something he wishes the military used eight years ago when he served in Iraq and lost friends in attacks on convoys: solar panels.

  • Stocks, Euro Advance as Greece Names Premier

    Stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from its worst drop since August, as jobless claims fell while a retreat in Italian bond yields and the selection of a new Greek premier tempered concern about Europe’s crisis. The euro gained and Treasuries slid.

  • Bernanke Says Central Bank Independence Promotes Stable Growth

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said policy making independence for the central banks in the U.S. and Mexico has helped curb inflation and ensure more stable economic growth.

  • American States Water Earnings Rise on Military Contracts

    American States Water Co., a California-based water service and electricity provider, reported a 53 percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings, boosted by projects at military bases in North Carolina and Texas.

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