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U.S. retailers’ halting outlook reveals scale of tariff fear

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(Reuters) – The first half of 2019 was expected to be a boon for U.S. retailers, buoyed by solid consumer sentiment at home and expansion in China – the market many of them have targeted for the future. FILE PHOTO: A shopper is seen in the aisle of a Walmart store in Woodstock, Georgia, U.S., Read More

Big Tech is destroying America’s press industry, warn lawmakers and journalists

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Big Tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple are destroying the economic model that underpins the U.S. press industry, warn lawmakers and journalists. The Silicon Valley titans are in the spotlight this week on Capitol Hill as the House Judiciary Committee launches its investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, starting with Read More

Southwestern states have better solar resources and higher solar PV capacity factors

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June 12, 2019 On average, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the United States operated at about 25% of their electricity generating capacity, based on an average of annual values from 2014 through 2017. This measurement, known as a plant’s capacity factor, is based on the plant’s electricity generation as a percentage of its Read More

Sempra Energy ships first liquefied natural gas cargo from Cameron LNG export facility

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June 11, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. liquefaction capacity database On May 31, 2019, Sempra Energy, the majority owner of the Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, announced that the company had shipped its first cargo of LNG, becoming the fourth such facility in the United States to enter service since 2016. Read More

Under pressure, Biden drifts leftward on abortion, climate change

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Joe Biden Express to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination went a bit off track this week. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at the IBEW Local 490 in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Since Read More

US envoy in Ukraine projects blame on Europe to cover up backing Poroshenko – analyst

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US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker is throwing European allies under the bus to cover up his support for the losing candidate in the recent election and gain influence with the new president, a political analyst tells RT. At a recent meeting of the Carnegie Foundation in Washington, DC, Volker said that President Volodymyr Read More

No boarding cards here: Facial recognition is transforming these airports

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Facial recognition has been heralded a key innovation in surveillance and security, but the technology may be coming to an airport near you in a bid to cut queues and speed up passenger travel. Its detractors warn that facial recognition systems could wind up going full Skynet, resulting in some kind of robo-apocalypse even Arnie Read More

Sunrun Prices Securitization of Residential Solar Systems

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the nation’s leading residential solar, battery storage and energy services company, today announced it has priced its third securitization of leases and power purchase agreements, known as Sunrun’s solar-as-a-service offering. The securitized leases and power purchase agreements have been in service for an average Read More

Factbox: British owner puts long-running Greyhound buses up for sale

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(This May 30 story Amends reference to Greyhound in second paragaph to “largest”) Passengers travel on a Greyhound bus near Columbus, Georgia, May 11, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (Reuters) – Intercity bus service Greyhound, which has been traveling American highways for more than a century, is up for grabs again after British owner FirstGroup said it Read More

WarnerMedia joins Disney, Netflix in reconsidering Georgia business over abortion law

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(Reuters) – WarnerMedia on Thursday became the third major U.S. media company to say it would reconsider working in Georgia if a new law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected takes effect, following Walt Disney Co and Netflix. Georgia is one of eight U.S. states that have passed strict new limits on Read More