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Iran has identified person who caused power outage at Natanz nuclear site – report

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday it had identified the person who disrupted flow of power at the Natanz nuclear facility that led to electricity outage in the site, Iran’s Nournews website quoted intelligence sources as saying. “The person has been identified … Necessary measures are being taken to......

Microsoft says investigating issues with Microsoft 365 services and features

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FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City on July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo/File Photo/File Photo (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it was investigating an issue with its Microsoft 365 services and features, including workplace messaging app Teams and Azure,......

Facebook, Instagram are back up after service outages

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Erin Scott | Reuters Facebook on Friday experienced an outage that interrupted its services, including its social network, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. “Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some......

Weekly mortgage application volume drops 11% as rates spike and Texas power outages hurt demand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An “Open House” sign is displayed in the front yard of a home for sale in Columbus, Ohio. Ty Wright | Bloomberg via Getty Images Higher mortgage rates and a winter weather disaster combined to weaken mortgage demand last week.......

Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Paul J. Weber and David Koenig Austin, Texas – Top board leaders of Texas’ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing electricity last week during a deadly winter......

LinkedIn says tech issue on platform resolved

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FILE PHOTO: The logo for LinkedIn Corporation is shown in Mountain View, California, U.S. February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (Reuters) – LinkedIn, Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site, said on Tuesday it had resolved a technical glitch on its platform, after thousands of users reported difficulties in accessing the website. Downdetector,......

State of Texas should pay for enormous energy bills after power outages, Houston mayor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers repair a power line in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2021. Thomas Ryan Allison | Bloomberg | Getty Images Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Sunday called on the state of Texas to pay for the enormous electric......

Biden declares major disaster in Texas, boosting federal aid as state struggles with fallout from power outages

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Employees of the city of Houston pass out free cases of water after the city of Houston implemented a boil water advisory following an unprecedented winter storm, at Delmar Stadium in Houston, Texas, February 19, 2021. Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters......

Biden authorizes supplies for Texas amid power outages, approves Oklahoma disaster declaration

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Chalfant The Biden administration has sent 60 generators, thousands of blankets and other supplies to Texas to help address mass power outages amid a rare bout of extreme winter weather. Homeland security adviser and deputy national security adviser......

Texas outages hit water supplies as thousands struggle without power for a fourth day

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Propane tanks are placed in a line as people wait for the power to turn on to fill their tanks in Houston, Texas on February 17, 2021. Mark Felix | The Washington Post | Getty Images Power outages continue to......

Morgan Stanley’s E-Trade platform hit by outages: Downdetector

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FILE PHOTO: E*Trade Financial offices are seen, after it was announced that Morgan Stanley is buying the discount brokerage, in New York City, New York U.S., February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley-owned E-Trade was experiencing problems on its electronic trading platform late on Thursday, according to outage......

Slack outage disrupts remote working for users

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FILE PHOTO: The Slack Technologies Inc. logo is seen on a display on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during the company’s IPO in New York, U.S. June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Workplace messaging app Slack Technologies Inc said that users were facing connectivity issues......

Power outages, falling trees expected due to high winds in lower Michigan

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Hats should be held onto a little tighter on Sunday as high wind warnings have been issued across lower Michigan.  The National Weather Service expects widespread power outages, saying that damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. ......

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