Google Testing Delivery Drones

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Google isn't saying anything but the search engine giant is secretly testing drones. Google revealed on Thursday that it started testing delivery drones in Australia earlier this month. Google says its engineers and experts have safely carried out 30 test flights of what are sometimes called unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. The company…

Today Marks Ninth Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Undated) -- It's been nine years since a devastating hurricane struck the Gulf Coast, leaving damage that is still being felt today. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore into the coast, devastating the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Thousands of people who didn't or couldn't leave New Orleans were trapped in the flooded city…

Study Says Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study says climate change is going to ruin Hawaii. The study by the University of Hawaii predicts higher average temperatures, warmer and more acidic oceans, and disrupted rain patterns leading to periods of drought, heavy rain and flooding. The biggest predicted change is a rise in sea levels that study authors…

Malaysia Airlines Cutting Thousands Of Jobs In $1.9-Billion Restructuring

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Malaysia Airlines is cutting thousands of jobs as part of a nearly two-billion dollar restructuring. One of the troubled airline's major investors announced today that between six-thousand and 14-thousand workers will lose their jobs. The company will be de-listed from the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange at the end of this year. Officials are…

Banks Gain Strength In Second Quarter

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Undated) -- The nation's banks are getting healthier. The FDIC's banking profile for the second quarter shows banks posting quarterly earnings of more than 40-billion dollars, five-point-three percent higher than last year. Loan balances grew to more than 263-billion dollars. That's the highest since 2007, before the worldwide financial crisis. The number of so-called problem…