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Hui undertakes campaign to restore wall of fishpond

With a blessing, chants and the symbolic passing of rocks among supporters, a group of Windward Oahu residents last week launched fundraising and volunteer efforts to complete the restoration of an 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond.
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SolarWorld: At least 500 layoffs coming at Hillsboro plant

SolarWorld Americas Inc. expects to permanently lay off around 500 employees, and possibly as many as 711, on or around July 18, the company told the state in a letter released late Thursday.The company said the layoffs may lead to a plant closure at its Hillsboro facility.The information is outlined in SolarWorld's formal notice to the state dated last Friday of impending layoffs at the plant.On Monday, the company had revealed that it had warned employees and the state of likely
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Rumors suggest BMW has killed the mid-size i5 EV

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A new, flexible platform will take the place of the i5.

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Rumors suggest BMW has killed the mid-size i5 EV originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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5 guidelines for implementing a 'bring your own device' policy in Chicago

Flexible working arrangements, such as the option to work remotely or bring your own device to work, are becoming the norm in Chicago.In the startup community, 26 percent of employees at local startups work remotely. As Chicago is one of the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world, this means that a significant portion of the local workforce is conducting business outside of traditional office environments.To address the rise in mobile workers and the demand for flexibility, many Chicago businesses
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Linn Energy to sell more assets, first deal in noncore divestiture program

Houston-based Linn Energy Inc. (OTCQB: LNGG) has reached a deal to sell California assets to an undisclosed buyer for $263 million.The is the second deal Linn has reached since emerging from bankruptcy in February and the first that's part of the company's previously announced noncore divestiture program.The deal announced May 23 is expected to close by July 31. Linn will sell its interest in properties in the San Joaquin Basin, in Kern County, California. Those properties consist of about 500
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These are the cars most likely to be damaged in an accident

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Car accidents may be an inevitable part of our daily lives, but some cars and trucks are more likely to be involved in crashes than others.

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These are the cars most likely to be damaged in an accident originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spy shots show a nearly finished BMW M5

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Look for a reveal this fall.

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Spy shots show a nearly finished BMW M5 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 16 May 2017 10:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BMW i8 Spyder on track for 2019

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BMW's hybrid supercar convertible is almost ready.

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BMW i8 Spyder on track for 2019 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 May 2017 09:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BMW's i pairs up with TED, but we're not sure why

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Rethinking personal mobility, and all the other jargon.

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BMW's i pairs up with TED, but we're not sure why originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 May 2017 10:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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A green guy's take on a normal car: The 2017 BMW M240i

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Feel guilty about the gas you burned on your spirited Sunday drive? Atone with Eco Pro mode.

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A green guy's take on a normal car: The 2017 BMW M240i originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 04 May 2017 12:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Here's your first look at the new 2018 BMW X4

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The swoopy crossover gets revamped.

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Here's your first look at the new 2018 BMW X4 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 02 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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2018 BMW M550i First Drive | Powerful, otherwise mediocre

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We test this executive sedan in Bavaria.

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2018 BMW M550i First Drive | Powerful, otherwise mediocre originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Basis preps to open two new Arizona charter schools

Two new Basis charter schools will be opening in Arizona, one in Phoenix and another in Tucson.The nationally known charter school operator plans to open an new South Phoenix campus this fall and a South Tucson campus in 2018 or 2019, according to the Arizona Daily Star.Basis has 19 locations in Arizona as well as sites in Texas and Washington, D.C.
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These vehicles prove how important the Chinese market is to premium automakers

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The world's largest automakers are creating cars tailored specifically for the Chinese automobile market. Here are the latest from the Shanghai Auto Show.

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These vehicles prove how important the Chinese market is to premium automakers originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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SolarWorld fights charge that it's putting solar jobs at risk

"Preserving manufacturing jobs doesn't mean installation jobs will suffer, the embattled company's trade lawyer says.
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Is your company doing digital or being digital?

It's no secret by now that technology's advance is disrupting industries across the economy. What is surprising is the large number of companies that aren't accounting for it.Aligning the organization for its digital future is a study conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital of more than 3,700 business executives, managers, and analysts from organizations around the world. It found the vast majority in the study - some 87 percent - believe digital technologies
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This is why you should consider a certified pre-owned car

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Sure, you could go out and buy a brand-new car. Or, you could save yourself from the initial depreciation hit by choosing a certified pre-owned vehicle.

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This is why you should consider a certified pre-owned car originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 May 2017 15:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BMW Z4 testing at Nurburgring, retains manual transmission

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The new Z4 will share a platform with the Toyota Supra.

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BMW Z4 testing at Nurburgring, retains manual transmission originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 May 2017 09:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Kim Kardashian's first car

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We recently stumbled across a series of old video interviews we did with celebrities about their first car. This one is with Kim Kardashian, from 2009.Guess what her first car was. (Hint: It was not a Corolla or Kia.) And guess what she did with it.Enjoy.

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Kim Kardashian's first car originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 17 May 2017 14:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Germany is finally getting serious about self-driving cars

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A human driver must be sitting behind the wheel at all times ready to take back control.

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Germany is finally getting serious about self-driving cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 13 May 2017 12:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The BMW 2 Series gets the lightest of updates for 2018

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This follows 2017's upgraded engines.

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The BMW 2 Series gets the lightest of updates for 2018 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 May 2017 16:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The BMW 6 Series coupe is dead

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A bad year for true coupes.

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The BMW 6 Series coupe is dead originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 09 May 2017 13:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Plugging into a better future | 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance First Drive

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A smaller engine is a bigger play this time around.

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Plugging into a better future | 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 May 2017 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BMW, Norway take on the race for cleaner hydrogen

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Solar, hydro, and wind make for cleaner fuel than coal-based hydrogen.

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BMW, Norway take on the race for cleaner hydrogen originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Top 11 cars that are resold in the first year

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Certain cars are much more likely to be ditched within the year of initial purchase than others. Here they are, and this is how much you could save on a nearly new model.

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Top 11 cars that are resold in the first year originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The irony of the EV chargers at the Thomas Edison Museum

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Edison was more of a DC guy.

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The irony of the EV chargers at the Thomas Edison Museum originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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