Groups bidding for PES refinery due to tour fire-damaged site: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Groups vying for the idled Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery have entered the second phase of the bidding process and are gearing up for visits to the plant, according to three sources familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is shown following a recent fire that […]

UFC On ESPN 6 Preview And Picks: Deron Win And Darren Stewart Strike A Deal

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin GREENVILLE, SC – JUNE 22: (R-L) Deron Winn punches Eric Spicely in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on June 22, 2019 in Greenville, South Carolina. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Zuffa LLC via Getty Images […]

Dav Pilkey on ADHD

Q: And you had to sit in the hall in elementary school? A: So little was known about those conditions back in those days, and I think it was just seen as I was distracting everyone in the class with my silliness. I couldn’t stay in my chair and keep my mouth shut. So the teachers from […]

Exxon Mobil, India's ONGC sign expertise-sharing deal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Global energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) will offer its expertise and technology to India’s biggest state-owned explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd (ONGC.NS) to help develop its resources in offshore blocks, according to two sources directly privy to the development. FILE PHOTO: A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp […]

What ‘Border Wars’ Book Reveals About Trump, Miller And Immigration

Donald Trump visits the US-Mexico border fence in Otay Mesa, California on September 18, 2019. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images Reading the new book Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration by New York Times journalists Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear is an excellent way to understand recent U.S. immigration policy. While the […]

Ecuador… And The IMF's Killing Spree

Authored by Peter Koenig via, For close to 40 years the IMF has weaponized its handle on the western economy through the dollar-based western monetary system, and brutally destroyed nation after nation, thereby killed hundreds of thousands of people. Indirectly, of course, as the IMF would not use traditional guns and bombs, but financial […]

The People's Republic Of China: Visualizing 70 Years Of Economic History

From agrarian economy to global superpower in half a century – China’s transformation has been an economic success story unlike any other. Today, China is the world’s second largest economy, making up 16% of $86 trillion global GDP in nominal terms. Furthermore, as Visual Capitalist’s Imam Ghosh points out, if you adjust numbers for purchasing power parity […]

WeWork prefers JPMorgan's financing package over SoftBank's control: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: A WeWork logo is seen at a WeWork office in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kate Munsch/File Photo (Reuters) – Shared office space company WeWork prefers the option of a near $5 billion financing package led by JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) to selling a controlling stake to Japan’s SoftBank Group […]

Business Priorities For Jokowi's Second Term

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in his first term has managed to steer the country with a deft hand. He deserves credit for making significant milestones in areas such as greater trade and investment, tax reform, talent and capacity development and long-overdue infrastructure overhauls. The first term scorecard thus far seems halfway decent. Now another question […]

Solar Storms Can Devastate Entire Civilizations

Authored by Irina Slave via, Climate has inarguably become a hot topic of discussion in developed economies over the last decade, and it is getting hotter by the day as study after study warn we are close to doomed if we don’t change our ways urgently. Yet climate on Earth is not the only […]

Stocks rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes, oil extends losses

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. A man walks past in front of a stock quotation board showing the price of the […]

Everything Wrong With The 2019 WWE Draft

WWE fumbled its draft with a very unorganized re-imagining. Credit: Despite its best efforts to present a more realistic WWE Draft, rife with “expert” analysis from Fox broadcasters such as Jay Glazer and Matt Leinart, WWE fumbled its latest draft offering in an event filled with far more questions than answers. Draft pool blunders, […]

WWE Raw Results: News And Notes After Night 2 Of WWE Draft

WWE aired Night 2 of its two-night Draft Monday night on Raw. Credit: WWE Raw concluded Night 2 of what was another underwhelming night of drafting. Very few major stars switched brands and WWE’s confusing draft tactics were once again at play as 24/7 champion R-Truth—whose title is theoretically up for grabsall day, every […]

“This Did Not Go Well” – PG&E's Rolling Blackout Sparked Chaos In Bay Area

Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) historic blackout plunging hundreds of thousands of customers into darkness last week was a massive communication breakdown that sparked criticism over the two-day blackout that was designed to avoid wildfires, reported The New York Times. PG&E officials said over the weekend that most of the power had been restored to everyone […]

WWE, 2K And LLS Partner To Combat Blood Cancers And To Provide Hope

WWE 2K20 Credit: LLS, WWE and 2K Next to a cure, the best thing you can offer a cancer patient and their family is hope. I know this all too well as I’ve lost multiple family members to the disease, including blood cancers like lymphoma. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) are working diligently to […]

Escobar: Behind Hong Kong's Black Terror

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, Deciphering who’s behind the violence leads to a long list of possibilities… “If we burn, you burn with us.” “Self-destruct together.” (Lam chao.) The new slogans of Hong Kong’s black bloc – a mob on a rampage connected to the black shirt protestors – made their first […]

Pork-Panic Sends China CPI To 6 Year Highs As Factory Deflation Deepens

China’s producer prices deflated for the 3rd straight month, slumping 1.2% YoY – the biggest deflationary impulse since July 2016 – but, thanks to the explosion in pork prices (as ‘pig ebola’ spreads), Chinese consumers are facing the worst inflation since 2013. Source: Bloomberg “The return to PPI deflation since July is not only acting […]

Oil prices extend losses as weak China data compounds U.S.-China trade deal doubts

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen just after sunset outside Saint-Fiacre, near Paris, France September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices dropped again on Tuesday after falling heavily in the previous session, as weak Chinese economic data for September added to lingering concerns about the feasibility of the U.S.-China trade […]

“Saving Ammunition” Is Not A Reason To Avoid Rate Cuts

Submitted by Eric Hickman, president of Kessler Investment Advisors, Inc., an advisory firm located in Denver, Colorado specializing in U.S. Treasury bonds. It isn’t just how much the Fed cuts rates that matters; it is how soon they do it. You don’t have to go far to hear calls for the Federal Reserve to not […]

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Only a bit over five hours are left in the Naked Capitalism fundraiser. Show your support of sharp analysis, relentless pursuit of captured officials and lame pundits, demystifying finance, exposing looting, lively phrasemaking, and cute animal pictures. In the last two hours, we’ve gotten 25 more donations, so we’ve just beaten our donor target! Thanks […]

UAW calls Thursday meeting to update union leaders on GM strike talks: sources

FILE PHOTO: A “UAW On Strike” sign is seen during a rally outside the shuttered General Motors Lordstown Assembly plant during the United Auto Workers national strike in Lordstown, Ohio, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo DETROIT (Reuters) – The union representing the 48,000 workers who have been striking General Motors Co for about […]

WeWork Removes Thousands Of Phone Booths Due To “Elevated Formaldehyde”

It isn’t just WeWork’s now-pulled IPO that’s toxic at the company: according to a Business Insider report, the company emailed its tenants on Monday telling them that there was “potentially elevated levels of formaldehyde” in phone booths throughout WeWork offices in the U.S. and Canada. Why they used the word potential is unclear – according to the […]

Barneys nears bankruptcy deal with Authentic Brands, Saks owner: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. luxury department-store chain Barneys New York Inc is nearing a roughly $270 million deal with brand developer Authentic Brands Group that could lead to Barneys shops opening in Saks Fifth Avenue stores, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The Barneys New York sign is seen in a display […]

Forbes Slammed For Encouraging Women To Vacation Alone In Pakistan

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Forbes faced ridicule and condemnation after the media outlet encouraged women to travel alone to Pakistan, including to areas where the Taliban is active. “Pakistan. It’s not exactly on every solo female traveler’s bucket list. But that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be,” states the article, which […]

Sanders Goes For The Jugular: Could Slap Billionaires With 97.5% Effective Tax Rate

Billionaires could be slapped with an effective tax rate of 97.5% if Bernie Sanders wins the 2020 presidential elections, reported Bloomberg, who spoke with two economists advising both the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Presidential Campaigns. Sanders’ effective tax rate of 97.5%, includes an income tax, but also a wealth tax that is aimed at breaking […]

Heart And Joan Jett Hit Milwaukee As ‘Love Alive’ Tour Winds Down

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Nancy Wilson and Ann Wilson of Heart perform onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Getty Images The “Love Alive” tour, which kicked off in July, marks Heart’s first tour in three […]

Exclusive: No choice but to invest in oil, Shell CEO says

LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said. FILE PHOTO: Ben van Beurden, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, attends a session of the St. […]

Government tables 'groundbreaking' Environment Bill

Long-awaited legislation to deliver new environmental regulator and legally binding green targets The government will today formally table its long-awaited Environment Bill in Parliament, promising that the “landmark” legislation will reshape environmental regulation and enforcement in the UK post-Brexit. Currently most of the UK’s environmental rules are enforced by Brussels, but today’s legislation would see […]

FAO: Between harvest and retail, 14 per cent of food is wasted

Billions of dollars of food waste is generated every year by poor supply chain management | Credit: Eivaisla Fruit and vegetables the most vulnerable to food waste at all stages of the supply chain across rich and poor countries, according to UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation From the moment crops are harvested to the point […]


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Good Energy launches EV charging offer for business

One Point to offer ‘streamlined’ workplace charging installs, just months after green electricity provider snapped up a stake in EV charge map Zap Map Good Energy will today launched a new business selling electric vehicle (EV) charging points to businesses, in a move designed to take advantage of a predicted boom in plug-in vehicle sales […]

A patchwork of green transport schemes won't deliver deep decarbonisation

As everyone clammers for a cleaner, better, more efficient transport system Steve Nash, IMI Chief Executive calls for central government to take stock, take control and learn from best practice Hail Liverpool! which has just announced a £172m investment in green transport schemes over the next five years. And bow down to Bristol, on the […]

Eden Project to start drilling on 'hot rocks' project

Eden Project wants to drill two holes 4.5jm underground to source clean heat and power | Credit: s99 Tourist attraction plans to drill into quarry to source geothermal heat and power for the site The Eden Project has secured enough money to push ahead with its £17m plan to drill into Cornish rocks to harness […]

Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but physicians […]

10 Benefits of Hiring Security Personnel

Are you thinking about hiring security personnel for your business? Are you wondering if you really need it and if the outlay is worth it to your business? According to crime comparison stats, the United States is roughly three times as dangerous as the EU. Moreover, it ranks considerably closer to the countries with the highest […]

House panel 'strongly' urges Uber, Lyft to take part in hearing

An Uber pick-up location is pictured in San Diego, California, September 30. 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft have declined to appear at a hearing on Wednesday on ride-hailing industry issues, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives panel said, urging them to reconsider. “That is unacceptable,” Representative Peter […]

God Is Now Trump’s Co-Conspirator

Listening to the speech William Barr, the attorney general, gave last week at the University of Notre Dame Law School, I found myself thinking of the title of an old movie: “God Is My Co-Pilot.” What I realized is that Donald Trump’s minions have now gone that title one better: If Barr’s speech is any […]

How To Ensure A Return On Investment In Your Startup App Idea

Economically impactful businesses are profitable businesses and entrepreneurs’ first objective from executing on a startup app idea is to build a business that makes money. Here are 3 ways to ensure a return on investment in your startup app idea. Getty A business is created to generate a profit. Economically impactful businesses are profitable businesses […]

The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, have dominated the relatively new market for vegetarian food that looks and tastes like meat. But with plant-based burgers, sausages and chicken increasingly popular and available in fast-food restaurants and grocery stores across the United […]

AMC Theater Chain Gets Into Streaming With On-Demand Movies

LOS ANGELES — In a sign of just how much streaming is changing Hollywood, movie fans will soon be able to rent and buy films for viewing at home — from a movie theater chain. AMC Entertainment, the largest multiplex operator in the world, will introduce an iTunes-style online video store in the United States […]

Billionaires could see tax rates as high as 97.5% under Sanders

Billionaires may have much more to fear from a Bernie Sanders presidency than they do from an Elizabeth Warren administration, according to two economists advising both candidates. That’s one of the conclusions of a new interactive website developed by University of California, Berkeley professors Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman. If Mr. Sanders had his way, […]