Billionaire Paul Allen's foundation is funding a new type of evacuation "cocoon" to help fly sick medical workers from West Africa
If you can't beat them, avoid them.
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Cities relax or abandon purchasing restrictions in a bid to avoid more serious downturn
Ministry of Supply’s Aviator jacket combines the structure of a tailored garment with the functionality of a windbreaker
The Department of Education may double the number of debt collectors who go after defaulted federal student loans
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Founders: Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler
VC investment over the last four quarters: $90.5 million
Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler met at BMW, where both worked as auto designers (Fisker is credited with designing the Z8). In 2007, they founded Fisker to build plug-in hybrid luxury cars, with the goal of selling to car buyers who want to improve their impact on the environment but not have to make a compromise when it comes to style. The 45-employee company, which is still in the development stage, is predicting the recession will improve by midyear 2009 and that consumers will be turning to eco-friendly cars for good, explains Fisker spokesperson Russell Datz.
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