Investors feel greedy; Tracking Tesla; Fed minutes

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

Investors feel greedy; Tracking Tesla; Fed minutes
1. Getting greedy: Wall Street is on a major winning streak.
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Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

Major European company says employee has gone missing with $100M

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

Major European company says employee has gone missing with $100M
A major European conglomerate says one of its employees in South Korea has gone missing — along with $100 million.
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Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Clean Up As Deadline Looms

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Clean Up As Deadline Looms
Piles of debris remain at camp. Some of these items were donated by people who support the movement. Others were abandoned by protesters who left camp.

Protesters against the Dakota Access pipeline have until Wednesday to clean up and go home. Authorities want protesters off the land before the river thaws and floods the camp.

(Image credit: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy)


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Route 242 excavation in Lake Ozark for lift station, not new business – Lakenewsonline.com

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

Route 242 excavation in Lake Ozark for lift station, not new business – Lakenewsonline.com


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Route 242 excavation in Lake Ozark for lift station, not new business
Lakenewsonline.com
No, a new business isn’t going into the bulldozed area adjacent to Rt. 242 in Lake Ozark. By DAN FIELD, dfield@lakemediaonline.com. No, a new business isn’t going into the bulldozed area adjacent to Rt. 242 in Lake Ozark. It’s part of a regional

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“new business” – Google News

GM Partnership With Lyft Could Result In a Ton of Autonomous Bolt EVs

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

GM Partnership With Lyft Could Result In a Ton of Autonomous Bolt EVs

The manufacturer and ride-hailing service are looking to set the pace.

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Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?

Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how?LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they’ve seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and travel.

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Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

By Isabel Coles and Maher Chmaytelli SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city. Since ousting the militant group from eastern Mosul last month, Iraqi forces have advanced in sparsely populated outlying areas but fighting will intensify as they near the teeming inner city of western Mosul and the risk to roughly 750,000 civilians there will rise. The U.S. military commander in Iraq has said he believes U.S.-backed forces will retake both of IS’s urban bastions – Mosul and Raqqa in neighboring Syria – within the next six months, which would end the jihadists’ ambitions to territorial rule three years after they declared a “caliphate”.

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Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri native who said he wanted to participate in a terrorist attack that would cause many deaths and injuries is charged with helping plan a Presidents Day attack on buses, trains and a train station in Kansas City, federal officials said Tuesday.

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2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Nails An Official 198 MPH Top Speed

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Nails An Official 198 MPH Top Speed

650-horsepower Chevy Camaro actually tops 200 mph with minor adjustments. Gentlemen, start your engines.  

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EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency

February 22nd, 2017 by admin No comments »

EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency

Usually, new administrators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are welcomed at headquarters without too much fanfare. That is, until today.  Scott Pruitt — the new EPA administrator nominated to the position by President Donald Trump — gave his welcome address to his agency Tuesday after garnering more “no” votes on the Senate floor than any other EPA nominee since the agency was founded in 1970.  SEE ALSO: One of the shortest bills ever was just introduced in Congress, it’s basically just ‘KILL THE EPA’ In taking on the job, Pruitt is facing a daunting challenge: stiff resistance from within the agency itself, with current and former employees having protested his nomination, with some taking the nearly unheard of step of openly advocating for senators to vote “no” when it was brought to the Senate floor.  For some scientists in the agency, his first speech was probably the equivalent of Voldemort himself walking into Hogwarts and assuming the top job. Faces in @EPA crowd watching Pruitt be confirmed = Hogwarts student expressions when Umbridge becomes head of school. @jk_rowling — Perrin Ireland (@experrinment) February 21, 2017 Pruitt openly doubts mainstream climate science findings, including that human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause of global temperature increases. Pruitt was confirmed only hours after a judge in Oklahoma ordered the release of nearly 3,000 emails between Pruitt and fossil fuel companies from his time as attorney general. Those emails are due to be released by the end of the day on Tuesday. Pruitt quoted Muir’s famous “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread” line in 1st speech to @EPA staffers. Clearly never read full passage: pic.twitter.com/MvrafpFEd6 — Tim Sohn (@tfsohn) February 21, 2017 In his first speech to agency employees on Tuesday, Pruitt spoke of federal environmental regulations as needing to be tailored for the benefit of regulated parties, rather than to protect the public.  “Regulations ought to make things regular. Regulations exist to give certainty to the regulated,” he said. Pruitt clearly aims to shrink the agency’s mandate and footprint, and is expected to quickly move to reverse the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which regulates global warming-pollutants emitted from coal-fired power plants, along with a landmark water pollution regulation.  As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times, including in opposition to the Clean Power Plan. Pruitt did little to antagonize the EPA rank and file in his speech, saying, “civility is something that I believe in very much.” But he also didn’t say much that would immediately quell the internal resistance to him, either. “This environment in which we live today, forgive the reference, but it is a very toxic environment,” he said. “I seek to be a good listener.” Pruitt even went so far as quoting famous naturalist John Muir, who founded the Sierra Club, in his comments.  “We need to be open and transparent” says Scott Pruitt, new EPA administrator who refused to release emails btwn his office and industry — Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) February 21, 2017 In response, the Sierra Club put out this blistering statement: “John Muir is rolling over in his grave at the notion of someone as toxic to the environment as Scott Pruitt taking over the EPA.” A lot is at stake if and when Pruitt and the Trump administration move to dismantle the Clean Power Plan. The Obama administration had turned to the EPA to lead the charge on global warming, and without other rules to drive down emissions, getting rid of the Clean Power Plan would jeopardize America’s ability to meet the emissions targets it agreed to under the Paris Climate Agreement.  Pruitt did not mention climate change, or any other specific environmental challenge, in his speech, instead giving general nods to the need to return more of a role for environmental protection to the states.  “We can be both pro-energy and jobs and pro-environment,” he said. While his tone was conciliatory, Pruitt still has his work cut out for him in winning over rank and file staff members. One longtime EPA employee, who wished to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak to the press, said there were two notable absences in Pruitt’s speech. The first was the lack of any mention of public health, which is part of the agency’s mission.  In addition, the EPA staff member said it was “super condescending” to have Pruitt explain “obvious fundamentals of doing our jobs,” such as following the laws set forth by Congress. “Really we have follow the statutes? Work well with states? You don’t say.”
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