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The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army on Wednesday announced their intent to expand the number of waterways that receive protection under the Clean Water Act.
The move would reverse a rule adopted last year by the Trump administration, which limited the bodies of water that could receive federal protection. The Biden administration wants to expand protections to smaller waterways like streams, ditches and wetlands that feed into bigger bodies of water.
A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to those responsible after seven nooses were discovered at the construction site of an Amazon distribution center in Windsor, Connecticut, in the past month.
The first incident was reported to police on April 27, after a hangman’s noose was found hanging from a steel beam on the second floor of the building, according toNew Haven ABC affiliate WTNH.
Two days later, five more ropes that resembled a noose were found on several floors throughout the building, WTNH reported.
The latest noose was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the site, hanging on overhead beams, according to WTNH. The incident occurred during a lunch break, when many workers had left the area, police said.
LATHAM, N.Y. and BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, announces Benjamin Haycraft as the Company’s newest Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Europe. This appointment confirms Plug Power’s desire to accelerate its development opportunities in Europe.
Newsmax settles a defamation lawsuit from a Dominion executive at the center of election conspiracy theories and issues an apology
An executive at Dominion Voting Systems moved to dismiss Newsmax as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit Friday after reaching a settlement with the right-wing media organization.
It’s the first such settlement from a news organization in a defamation lawsuit filed over 2020 election conspiracy theories.
While some of these names are public knowledge, others remain a closely guarded secret.
As the House of Representatives prepares to give final approval to the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a sizable majority of U.S. adults (70%) say they favor the legislation. Only about three-in-ten (28%) oppose the bill, which provides economic aid to businesses, individuals and state and local governments.
Apple is discontinuing its iMac Pro.
According to CNN, Apple said that the computer is only available “while supplies last” and is listed on its site for $5,000.
And once it’s gone, it’s gone for good, CNN reported.
The iMac Pro, which was released in 2017, was once considered the company’s most powerful computer.
During the past several years of criminal investigations, Congressional inquiries, and political battles over Donald Trump’s taxes and business dealings, the one man most intimately familiar with them has remained out of the spotlight.
The mustachioed, press-shy Allen Weisselberg has served as the Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer for decades, as well as Trump’s personal bookkeeper. Now, he’s reportedly the subject of a wide-ranging inquiry from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
Prosecutors are looking into “flipping” Weisselberg into cooperating with an investigation into Trump’s finances, according to the Washington Post. Weisselberg, 73, has loyally served the Trump family since the 1970s and is the only person not a member of Trump’s family to oversee his trust while he was president. Prosecutors are reportedly zeroing in on Weisselberg’s two sons, both of whom also have close ties to the company.
It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president’s century-old estate in New York’s Westchester County could end up being one of his bigger legal nightmares.
Seven Springs, a 213-acre swath of nature surrounding a Georgian-style mansion, is a subject of two state investigations: a criminal probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and a civil inquiry by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The expansion in vaccine supply marks a critical time to confront deep skepticism among large numbers of rural whites and Republicans.
The numbers are even worse for Black business owners: Three-quarters still haven’t received forgiveness, according to a recent survey.
A Mexican restaurant in Houston is keeping its mask rule. People threatened to call ICE on the staff.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the statewide mask mandate has not come easily for many businesses that are navigating enforcement of mask rules while facing backlash. “It was just horrific,” said Monica Richards, co-owner of Picos.
Texas is one of the large, high-population states that could represent a profit windfall for online sports betting companies if it ever legalizes this type of gambling. Several casino and gambling enterprises have acquired fantasy sports platforms with users in New York, Texas, Florida, and California, to position themselves for eventual legalization there. Bally’s Corporation (NYSE:BALY) bought fantasy sports company Monkey Knife Fight and Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) make a “strategic investment” with an option to acquire the SuperDraft platform late last month, in part for this reason.
A billionaire, a novelist and a professor all write a book about climate change.
That may sound like the start of a joke but it is not, especially for philanthropist Bill Gates and author Jonathan Franzen. Their books have come out just as Michael E Mann, one of the world’s best known climate scientists, has published a book accusing each of abetting new forces of inactivism slowing efforts to tackle climate change.
As Democrats scramble to keep their minimum wage hike in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package, a new option has been put on the table by Senator Joe Manchin.
The administration of President Joe Biden announced Monday that it would institute a two-week period starting Wednesday during which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees will be able to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
Royal Caribbean CEO says booking data for cruises suggests a surprisingly positive post-Covid recovery
Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain told CNBC on Monday the cruise operator has seen a number of optimistic signs in its early booking data that suggest a positive recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Some of the things we thought was going to happen aren’t happening. They’re better than we thought,” Fain said in an interview with CNBC’s Seema Mody.
“If Huawei’s production capacity can be expanded, that would mean more opportunities for U.S. companies,” Ren said.
President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan would provide a third round of federal stimulus checks to millions of Americans. Yet while lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed support for the proposal, there is less agreement on who should be eligible for the $1,400 direct payments.
The latest proposal would send $1,400 payments to individuals earning under $50,000 and $2,800 to married couples earning under $100,000.
The Department of Employment Services has been backlogged for months.
Tesla is betting big on bitcoin, saying it may soon accept the digital currency as payment for its cars. And the most valuable car company on the stock market said it is holding some of its cash in bitcoin rather than traditional currency.
The V-shaped recovery in the stock market is gathering serious momentum.
The S&P 500 is now 75% higher than its low point last March. The Nasdaq has more than doubled since its pandemic low. Tesla shares are up a staggering 900% over that span. And an army of traders on Reddit were able to send GameStop to the moon, at least for a few days.
An analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released Monday found that the $15 federal minimum wage bill proposed by Democrats would cut jobs for 1.4 million workers by 2025, but lift 900,000 people out of poverty.
Booming business during the pandemic hasn’t always meant better wages, and they have largely been left off vaccine priority lists.
Why the prices of both oil and the metals that seek to replace it are rising
Even as the coronavirus was surging around the nation, Americans started millions more small businesses last year.
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