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Special Reports

Wind power's big bet: turbines taller than skyscrapers


COPENHAGEN/FRANKFURT Wind farm operators are betting on a new generation of colossal turbines, which will dwarf many skyscrapers, as they seek to remain profitable after European countries phase out subsidies that have defined the green industry since the 1990s.

With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: organizing itself

SAN FRANCISCO Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself. | Video

Jun 27 2017

In disaster's wake, BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale

THUNDER HORSE OIL PLATFORM, Gulf of Mexico About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles here by helicopter, from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a year. | Video

Jun 27 2017

Special Report: How the Federal Reserve serves U.S. foreign intelligence

NEW YORK The Federal Reserve's little-known role housing the assets of other central banks comes with a unique benefit to the United States: It serves as a source of foreign intelligence for Washington. | Video

Aerospace & Defense Jun 26 2017

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW Western technology companies, including Cisco , IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. | Video

Tech, Cybersecurity Jun 23 2017

Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed forces are closing in on Islamic State in Raqqa, but local Syrians who have escaped the battlefield are worried about what comes after the fight.

World, Syria Jun 21 2017

Drugmaker Mylan gets boost from unlikely source: coal

NEW YORK Mylan N.V. is best known for producing EpiPen emergency allergy treatments and generic drugs.

Jun 21 2017

Special Report: Where jobs are plentiful, Trump supporters want better

ELKHART, Indiana While many politicians, including President Donald Trump, say the United States desperately needs more manufacturing jobs, this small industrial city has more than enough.

Jun 20 2017

Innovators toil to revive Canada oil sands as majors exit

CALGARY, Alberta/HOUSTON In the boreal forests and on the remote prairies of Alberta, a handful of firms are running pilot projects they hope will end a two-decade drought in innovation and stem the exodus of top global energy firms from Canada's oil sands.

Jun 20 2017

South African supermarket giants in fine food fight

JOHANNESBURG As South Africa slides into recession, and households have less and less to spend, the number one supermarket group Shoprite is adopting an unlikely strategy: it's pushing upmarket.

Jun 19 2017

Facing revolt on healthcare bill, U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse. | Video