Former Oil Execs To Launch New Hydrogen Investment Fund
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Former Oil Execs To Launch New Hydrogen Investment Fund

A former Shell executive and a veteran fund manager and former Exxon figure are launching a hydrogen-focused investment fund to great fanfare as governments the world over shift strategy to this clean fuel source that until now hasn’t managed to break the investment barrier.  Times change, though–and a global pandemic is helping.  Former Shell executive...

Here’s to you: 15 years of Google Earth stories
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Here’s to you: 15 years of Google Earth stories

Via Google Blog We’ve always said that if Google Maps is about finding your way, Google Earth is about getting lost. With Google Earth, you can see our planet like an astronaut from space, then travel anywhere on it in seconds with a click or tap. Even after an entire afternoon exploring cities, landscapes and...

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France to rebuild Notre-Dame as it was before fire

France has decided that the restoration of Notre-Dame after a devastating fire last year will stick closely to the cathedral’s original design, rejecting proposals to add a modern architectural flourish to the destroyed spire. Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, made the final decision on Thursday after a meeting with the country’s chief architect for historic monuments,...

The Fragility Of The Woke
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The Fragility Of The Woke

Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via RealClearPolitics.com, A TikTok video that recently went viral on social media showed a recent Harvard graduate threatening to stab anyone who said “all lives matter.” In her melodrama, she tried to sound intimidating with her histrionics. She won a huge audience as she intended. But her video also came...

Biden says investors ‘don’t need me,’ calls for end of ‘era of shareholder capitalism’
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Biden says investors ‘don’t need me,’ calls for end of ‘era of shareholder capitalism’

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the U.S. economy during a campaign event at McGregor Industries, a metal works plant that manufactures stairs and stair railings, in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, July 9, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, laying out his plans for an economic recovery Thursday,...

Is The Battery Metal Boom Finally Here?
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Is The Battery Metal Boom Finally Here?

The fog is starting to lift for metals producers, as the race for dominance in electric vehicle markets is heating up. Like many markets, metals have hit rock bottom in recent months as the Coronavirus pandemic combined with oversupply took a heavy toll, but the forecasts are changing. Suppliers had been overly optimistic about demand, with...

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Seoul mayor found dead after media publish sexual harassment claims

Seoul’s mayor Park Won-soon was found dead on Thursday night, shortly after allegations of sexual harassment against him were reported by local media.  Park’s body was found in Mt Bukak in northern Seoul, according to the police, after SBS, a large South Korean broadcaster, reported on Thursday evening that a secretary of Mr Park’s had...

University Of Delaware Sued Over Biden’s Hidden Senate Records
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University Of Delaware Sued Over Biden’s Hidden Senate Records

A lawsuit has been filed against the University of Delaware to try and force the college to hand over Joe Biden’s Senate Records, which are housed at the university’s library. Biden, who graduated from the University of Delaware and served as Delaware’s senator, transferred the records to the university in 2011 – which announced a...

Charlemagne – A Dutch dilemma | Europe
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Charlemagne – A Dutch dilemma | Europe

Jul 11th 2020 MARK RUTTE makes an unconvincing villain. In person, the Dutch prime minister resembles an over-caffeinated vicar, mixing manic good-cheer with sermons on the importance of living within one’s means. The 53-year-old lives alone in a modest apartment, cycles to his poky office in The Hague and takes time off from running the...

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Equity Market Consolidation Continues (Technically Speaking For 7/9)

Another iconic American retail store and brand has filed for bankruptcy protection (emphasis added): Brooks Brothers, the retailer known for dressing the great and good of the United States since 1818, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, buckling under the pressure from the coronavirus pandemic after years of faltering sales as customers embraced more casual apparel...

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Delta CEO cautious over adding new flights amid U.S. COVID-19 spikes

FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage CHICAGO (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) is cautious about adding more flights to its schedule due to spikes...

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Wells Fargo considers cutting thousands of jobs

Wells Fargo is considering cutting thousands of jobs as part of a broad strategic review to restore the bank’s profits from unsustainably low levels, according to a person familiar with the situation. America’s third-biggest bank, which employs 263,000 globally, has said it will cut dividends in the third quarter because of new Fed rules capping...

US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens
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US economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens

Via AP Business WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is stumbling as the viral outbreak intensifies, threatening to slow hiring and deepening the uncertainty for employees, consumers and companies across the country. Coronavirus case counts are rising in 38 states, and the nation as a whole has been shattering single-day records for new confirmed cases....

Japanese Firm Develops Battery That’s 90% Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion
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Japanese Firm Develops Battery That’s 90% Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion

By Julianne Geiger – Jul 09, 2020, 11:00 AM CDT APB Corp founder Hideaki Horie has received backing from a swath of Japanese firms to develop a new kind of battery that would significantly decrease production costs and improve safety, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The battery, which would replace the intricate battery parts such as...