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This could make bitcoin bigger than ever

This could make bitcoin bigger than ever

This year, cryptocurrencies have been up. They’ve been down. But they never seem to be entirely out. What’s happening: Hype around bitcoin is building again, with a financial tool that could boost public exposure to the digital currency poised to make its debut this week. After plunging this spring, bitcoin is now trading above $60,000…MORE

Stellantis and LG to work together to build batteries in North America

Stellantis and LG to work together to build batteries in North America

The auto industry’s building boom for the massive batteries needed to power electric vehicles continues. Automaker Stellantis, formed by last year’s merger of Fiat Chrysler and French automaker PSA Group, and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution announced Monday they are partnering to produce lithium-ion batteries for the North American market. The companies said…MORE

Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19
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Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84. “General Colin L. Powell, former U.S.…MORE

‘Please get vaccinated.’ Daughter’s death after giving birth a cautionary tale, mom says

‘Please get vaccinated.’ Daughter’s death after giving birth a cautionary tale, mom says

Marrisha Kindred Jenkins was 33 weeks pregnant when she started complaining of a persistent cough and vomiting last month. Her mother, Helena Kindred, said she became concerned that Jenkins’ symptoms sounded more severe than a common cold and advised her to skip a family member’s birthday party on Sept. 4. Later that day, Jenkins went…MORE

Prosecutors expected to close case against Lev Parnas this week

Prosecutors expected to close case against Lev Parnas this week

Federal prosecutors in New York are expected to rest their campaign finance case against Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas this week. Over three days of testimony last week, prosecutors conveyed to jurors a pay-to-play scheme by Parnas and his co-conspirators to exchange campaign donations for political capital they’d hoped to cash in for cannabis industry…MORE

5 things to know for October 18: Supply chain, Congress, coronavirus, China, Sudan

5 things to know for October 18: Supply chain, Congress, coronavirus, China, Sudan

The recent oil spill off the coast of California has caused less damage than feared so far. However, it’s brought the issue of offshore drilling into a new environment: state congressional races. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You…MORE

Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda
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Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden spoke by phone last Tuesday and zeroed in on a strategy for their party’s sweeping economic package, deciding that the time has come to wrap up negotiations, several senior officials in both places tell CNN — a sign of Democrats’ growing restiveness at a critical moment for…MORE

What are carbon offsets and do they work?
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What are carbon offsets and do they work?

Companies and people who want to cancel out the impact of their emissions on the climate often turn to something called carbon offsetting. So what is that, exactly? The idea is that any carbon emitting process, from a long-haul flight to electricity generation, can be offset by paying someone else to plant trees, preserve a…MORE

A timeline of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the case against 3 men accused of his murder
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A timeline of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the case against 3 men accused of his murder

At first, the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 went largely unnoticed outside the South Georgia community where the 25-year-old lived and died just weeks before the country was gripped by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. It wasn’t until a video of the shooting surfaced May 5, 2020, that the Black man’s death…MORE

Question of the Day

Oct 18

Q: Experts say you should clean these at least once a day if you happen to use them…  A: Ear buds 

Oct 15

Q: Nearly 1/3rd of women say they actually cried when their husband surprised them by doing this… A: Cleaning something

Oct 14

Q:   You usually find this item outside…and a cheap one costs $20, but the most expensive one is worth over $2-million… A: Garden gnome