News bites: Southwest looks for infrastructure to use solar

The absence of power lines is keeping the Southwest from becoming a solar-power hub, Bloomberg Businessweek notes.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said northeast ocean temperatures have never been higher, reports The Associated Press.

France says no to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas to the detriment of its economy, according to the Wall Street Journal.

McDonald's has pushed back the release of its popular McRib sandwich to December after last year's unusually warm autumn, says The Associated Press.

President Obama will have the final say on whether a Chinese-owned firm can build a wind farm in Oregon, Bloomberg reports.

— This post was updated at 10:18 a.m.