Politics

US Electricity Grid Study May Hold Some Surprises

Shortly after Energy Secretary Rick Perry was confirmed by the Senate in April, he ordered a review of the country's electricity grid, paying special attention to whether policies that encourage ...
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As Background Gun Checks Tumble, Gun Stocks Plunge 10% Since Mid-June

According to the latest report from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), FBI background checks for potential new gun owners are down nearly 9% year over year for ...
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North Korea: Country and Military by the Numbers

The government of North Korea said on Tuesday afternoon that the country had successfully launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The missile reached an altitude of 1,737 miles and ...
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Marijuana News Roundup: Nevada Kicks Off Recreational Sales

Nevada on Saturday became the fifth state to allow sales of marijuana for recreational use. Voters in California, Maine, and Massachusetts also approved recreational sales of marijuana in last November's ...
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Marijuana Price Rises Nearly 4% to $1,635 a Pound

For the week ended Friday, June 30, 2017, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis rose 3.6% to  $1,635. According to the analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, the simple ...
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Canada Tops Country Reputation Rankings; US Finishes 38th

Canada has the best reputation of any of the 55 countries included in a 2017 ranking of the world's most reputable countries. Over the course of the past six years, ...
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What Trump’s New Energy Initiatives Actually Mean for the Industry

President Donald Trump on Thursday capped the administration's "Energy Week" by announcing six initiatives the administration will undertake to drive the United States to a position of global "energy dominance." ...
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Texas Closer to Getting Its Gold Back

It's been two years since the Texas state legislature passed and Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that would "repatriate" some 5,600 gold bars currently being stored in New York ...
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Nearly 90% of Advertisers Desert Breitbart News in May

Two months ago, in March, the Breitbart News website was flying high with 242 brands advertising on the site. In May, the number collapsed to just 26, according to a ...
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Lockheed Sees $28 Billion from Saudi Weapons Sales; Boeing Sees $50 Billion

At a conference in New York Wednesday, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson said she could see up to $28 billion in new business for Lockheed alone as ...
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Oil & Gas, Banks, Coal, Industrial and Power Companies That Want the US to Stay in Paris Climate Accord

With reports that President Donald Trump is leaning toward pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord, it has been unsurprising that many industries and leaders have come ...
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Twitter Partners With BBC to Cover UK Election

Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) saw a handy gain on Tuesday after it was announced that the social media giant would be partnering with BBC to help cover the ...
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Millennials’ Go-To Source for News? Facebook

Nearly half (40%) of millennials use the news feed at Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) social media site as their source for news. That's far higher than the percentage that uses ...
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Is the Robo-pocalyse Upon Us?

The argument over the impact of continuing technological advances on labor markets has been around at least since the Industrial Revolution introduced steam power and mechanization to the world. Overall ...
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Crude Oil Prices Dip as Inventories Shrink

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 4.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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