Justin Solomon, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

General Electric is stopping production on a certain product by the end of 2016, Gizmodo reports.

Look out Rosie the Robot, Starwood Hotels’ Aloft brand has a taskmaster of its own. His (or her?) name; A.L.O. pronounced “el-oh”, the hotels’ first Botlr (short of robotic butler.) Standing just under 3 feet tall, A.L.O. comes dressed in a vinyl-collared butler uniform and will soon be on call all day and night to fulfill requests …

The three-year drought in California is making history, and not in a good way. It’s officially the worst drought on record for the state, already costing over $2 billion and 17,000 jobs. Now start-ups from Silicon Valley, like the neighboring farms and residents, are trying to alleviate the problem. At the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in …

It’s springtime in Texas. The weather is warming up and the air is thick and humid as students count down the days until summer break, but inside one Houston-area high school, a group of students isn’t exactly tied to their desks. They aren’t in the gym, in home economics class or studying math. These students …

On a crisp, sunny Colorado morning, Jamie Hart looks over a vast empty field that in just a few months should be flowering with this year’s barley crop. Hart has been growing barley for more than 30 years on his farm, which is about 3½ hours south of Denver, in rural Monte Vista. He uses …