Posts in November 2018

Stocks rip higher after Fed chair signals rates near neutral

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The Dow jumped more than 500 points and was on track for its best day since March 26, 2018.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/stocks-rip-higher-after-fed-chair-signals-rates-near-neutral/ar-BBQbHVY?ocid=ientp

 

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Exclusive: EPA refinery biofuel waiver program on hold pending review – sources

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A program meant to exempt small oil refineries in financial distress from the U.S., has temporarily frozen.

Read more here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-epa-refinery-biofuel-waiver-program-hold-pending-120519217–finance.html

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Technology and retail companies lead US indexes higher

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Big technology stocks recover some of their recent losses, and retail and travel companies climb on the first full trading day of the holiday shopping season.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/asian-stocks-rise-on-hopes-us-china-will-unwind-dispute/2018/11/26/9187daf8-f146-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?utm_term=.b25d31aae5e6

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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe

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Western nations, led by the United States, began drafting environmental laws that encouraged the use of vegetable oil in fuels — an ambitious move to reduce carbon dioxide and curb global warming.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/magazine/palm-oil-borneo-climate-catastrophe.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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The World Need to Quit Coal. Why is it so hard?

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Coal, the fuel that powered the industrial age, has led the planet to the brink of catastrophic climate change.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/24/climate/coal-global-warming.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

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A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/climate/us-climate-report.html

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Elon Musk reflects on Mars, brain chips and Tesla’s near-death experience

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The Tesla CEO said there’s a 70 percent chance he’ll move to Mars, even though the probability of dying “is much higher than on Earth.”
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Midwest snowstorm closes schools, highways and grounds flights

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Amazon data breach exposes customer names, emails

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Amazon said a technical error on its website exposed the names and email addresses of some customers.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-data-breach-exposes-customer-emails-before-black-friday/

 

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Four Ways Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Auto Insurance

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Lawsuit filed against state Department if Insurance and Financial Services. Take a closer look at Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance.

https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/michigan-ag-may-back-mayors-lawsuit-over-nofault-insurance-112747.aspx

 

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Latest Estimates of Insured Losses from California Wildfires at $9B to $13B

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Between The Camp Fire and The Woosley Fire, the insurance industry is on the hook for property and auto damage, including burn and smoke damage, business interruption, additional living expenses and contents loss.

Article Source: The Insurance Journal

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2018/11/19/509677.htm

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AAA: Testing Shows Electronic Driving Systems Don’t Always Work

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Can self driving vehicles replace the driver?  If you think you do not need to watch the road while your car does all the work then think again. AAA tested electronic driving systems and you would be surprised with the results.

https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2018/11/16/287886.htm

 

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