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Samsung unit considers $673 mln solar power plants in Texas -documents

Reuters
A unit of Samsung C&T (028260.KS) is considering investing $673 million in building solar power plants in Texas, aiming to start commercial production in December 2023, documents reviewed by Reuters showed. The solar facilities will be located in the Milam county, Texas, the documents showed. The county is less than......

White House considers broad range of migration plans ahead of Harris visit to Central America

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The State Department, in coordination with other federal agencies, is weighing a list of priorities to address irregular migration ahead of Harris’ expected visit to Guatemala. Those priorities include legislative reform designed to improve conditions in the country, bolstering......

‘Britcoin’ not bitcoin? UK considers new digital currency

Reuters
British finance minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England on Monday to look at the case for a new “Britcoin”, or central bank-backed digital currency, aimed at tackling some of the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. A BoE-backed digital version of sterling would potentially allow businesses and......

House panel considers reparations bill that Conyers championed

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider legislation Wednesday to study reparations for Black Americans that a former Detroit congressman reintroduced in Congress for 30 years. It would be the first time since the late U.S. Rep. John Conyers......

ByteDance considers listing Douyin in New York or Hong Kong: sources

Reuters
By Yingzhi Yang, Julie Zhu BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – ByteDance is in talks about a possible offshore listing of its short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, in New York or Hong Kong, two people familiar with the matter said. A man stands near a giant sign of......

White House considers vehicle mileage tax to fund infrastructure, Buttigieg says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, said Friday morning that the White House is weighing a variety of ways to finance what’s expected to be its multitrillion-dollar infrastructure proposals. Buttigieg, who spoke with CNBC’s Kayla Tausche, also argued that President Joe......

Exclusive: Credit Suisse considers Greensill investor payout – sources

Reuters
By Oliver Hirt, John O’Donnell ZURICH (Reuters) – Credit Suisse is considering compensating investors hit by the collapse of funds linked to insolvent finance firm Greensill, four people familiar with the matter said, as the bank attempts a damage-limitation exercise. Switzerland’s second-largest bank this month closed around $10 billion of......

White House considers splitting $3 trillion recovery plan into two bills, report says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn upon returning to the White House after a trip to Camp David, in Washington, March 21, 2021. Erin Scott | Reuters The White House will consider splitting......

UK and EU vaccine dispute deepens as Brussels considers new export controls

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Tensions are high between the U.K. and the European Union as the 27-member bloc considers restricting exports of Covid-19 vaccines across the English Channel. The......

U.S. House Administration Committee considers contested election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Rita Hart continues to challenge U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks for Iowa’s Second District seat, which Miller-Meeks won in the 2020 general election by six votes. In the latest proceedings, the House Administration Committee postponed March 10 the disposition of......

Dubai developer Nakheel considers sale of district cooling assets – sources

Reuters
By Davide Barbuscia, Hadeel Al Sayegh DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai state developer Nakheel is considering the sale of its district cooling assets, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, as real estate companies in the United Arab Emirates offload non-core activities amid the coronavirus downturn. FILE PHOTO: The logo......

Sports betting company Flutter considers spinning out FanDuel to boost value

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The DraftKings app and FanDuel website Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Flutter, the U.K.-based mobile gaming company that owns 95% of FanDuel, is considering spinning out FanDuel as a separately traded company to trade on a U.S. exchange,......

Netflix considers crackdown on password sharing

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56368698 During a 2016 webcast, Netflix co-founder and chief executive Reed Hastings said: “Password sharing is something you have to learn to live with, because there’s so much legitimate password sharing, like you sharing with your spouse, with your kids, so there’s no bright line, and we’re doing fine as......

Georgia Senate considers repealing no excuse absentee voting in sweeping election bill

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Under SB 241, voters would need to be 65 years old or older, absent from their precinct, observing a religious holiday, be required to provide constant care for someone with a physical disability, or required to work “for the......

Covid-19 Live Updates: F.D.A. Expert Panel Considers Third Vaccine for U.S.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Empty vials of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a hospital in South Africa.Credit…Phill Magakoe/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel is holding an all-day meeting......

Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy considers Senate bid against Marco Rubio

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Murphy, co-chair of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats, hopes that by emphasizing a bipartisan background she can appeal to a state that has elected Republicans to the Senate in 2016 and 2018 and twice supported former......

Kansas Legislature considers including private schools in tax credit program

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Kansas legislature is looking to expand the eligibility requirements in the state’s Tax Credit for Low-Income Student Scholarship Program. The measure, which passed the Senate, would expand the tax credit eligibility of donations to scholarship programs to include......

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