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January 16, 2018 The Guardian view on the future of fracking: keep it in the ground Editorial

Source: The Guardian

The rewards are uncertain and time limited. Massive investment in a short-lived fuel may not make business sense

January 16, 2018 For CDC, Reducing Flu Spread Takes Priority Over Nuclear Attack Preparedness

Source: NPR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a planned Tuesday session on nuclear attack preparedness, deciding instead to focus the workshop on influenza.

January 12, 2018 The US government will auction off $54 million of bitcoins

Source: Business Insider

he US Marshals Service announced Thursday that it plans to auction off approximately 3,813 bitcoins, worth about $54 million, that were seized in "various federal criminal, civil, and administrative cases."

January 12, 2018 Fiat Chrysler to Give U.S. Workers $2,000 Bonuses After Tax Bill

Source: Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will send $2,000 checks to workers in the wake of the U.S. tax bill, joining giants including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and AT&T Inc. in sharing the spoils of a lower corporate rate with employees.

January 12, 2018 Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective airbag inflator of Takata Corp and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until...

January 12, 2018 Cryptocurrencies stage big comeback after trading ban fears wane; bitcoin surges 7 percent from low

Source: CNBC

Industry experts said worries over the South Korean ban proposal are overblown.

January 12, 2018 Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs

Source: ABC News

Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam's Club warehouse stores — a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs — on the same day the company announced that it was boosting...

January 12, 2018 Could Britain Have a Second Referendum on ‘Brexit’?

Source: NY Times

LONDON — Nigel Farage, the right-wing politician who was one of the drivers of Britain’s push to leave the European Union, spoke on Thursday in favor of holding a second referendum on the country’s membership in the bloc, an idea...

January 12, 2018 First Amendment Goose Bumps

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

When Katherine Graham gave Ben Bradley the go-ahead to publish the Pentagon Papers, I got goose bumps. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go see Steven Spielberg’s new movie, The Post. [more]

January 11, 2018 New York City Sues Five Oil Companies, Including Shell, ExxonMobil, Over Climate Change Impact

Source: NASDAQ

New York City has filed a lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A ), BP ( BP ), Chevron ( CVX ), ConocoPhillips ( COP ) and ExxonMobil ( XOM ) over their impact on global warming. The city also said it plans to divest its funds...

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