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Evacuation orders, power shutoffs and wind advisories issued as Alisal Fire rages in California

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Evacuation orders due to the Alisal Fire are still in effect as the 14,500-acre blaze continues to burn in Santa Barbara County. And officials are concerned that strong winds, which prompted a wind advisory for the area Wednesday, may......

House lawmakers subpoena ex-DOJ official over alleged attempts to interrupt Trump-Biden power transfer

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside the Capitol as police clear the building with tear gas, in Washington, January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed former Justice......

GOP leader’s remarks on Fox underscore Trump’s power

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Scott Wong Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseScalise raises .3M in latest quarter The Memo: Anti-democratic fears rise as GOP stokes election doubts  The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Altria – Political crosscurrents persist for Biden, Dems......

Health Industry Wields Power in California’s High-Stakes Battle to Lower Health Care Costs

KHN
SACRAMENTO — Gavin Newsom put California’s health care industry on notice when he was a candidate for governor, vowing in 2018 to go after the insurance companies, doctors and hospitals that leave many Californians struggling with enormous medical bills and rising insurance premiums. He pledged to lead California’s single-payer movement,......

Power Rankings: Can the Avs Steal the Lightning’s Thunder?

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0NTE0MzQ0MDk5MzI1MDQ4/nhl-preseason-power-rankings-mackinnon.jpg Kate Yanchulis The Lightning enter the new NHL season still celebrating their second straight Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay will go for a third this season, but plenty of teams are eager to steal the Bolts’ thunder. The Avalanche in particular seem ready to claim the mantle of the top......

Updated NFL Power Rankings: Bills are new No. 1, plus the most improved player for every team

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6:50 AM ET NFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings are the perfect place to track improvement. While usually that improvement is strictly on the team level, we decided to take it even further this week, as we had our NFL Nation writers identify the most improved player on the team......

Updated NFL Power Rankings: Bills are new No. 1, plus the most improved player for every team

ESPN
6:50 AM ET NFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings are the perfect place to track improvement. While usually that improvement is strictly on the team level, we decided to take it even further this week, as we had our NFL Nation writers identify the most improved player on the team......

NFL Power Rankings: Cards Keep Rolling, Chargers Make Statement

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0NTA0MzA3NTY1OTk1NDk1/cardinals-mmqb-oct12.jpg Albert Breer A little over a quarter of the way through the 2021 season, and we have one unbeaten left (surprisingly, the Cardinals), and two winless teams remaining (unsurprisingly, the Jaguars and Lions) with a dozen games to go. That leaves a lot of teams within a couple games......

In Iraq Election, Shiite Cleric Who Fought U.S. Strengthens Power

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BAGHDAD — Followers of a Shiite cleric whose fighters battled U.S. forces during the occupation made the biggest gains in Iraq’s parliamentary election, strengthening his hand in determining whether the country drifts further out of the American orbit.......

China to liberalise coal-fired power pricing to tackle energy crisis

Reuters
A chimney of a China Energy coal-fired power plant is pictured in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang All coal-fired electricity to be traded via market Price reform expected to increase power supply -NDRC official BEIJING, Oct 12 (Reuters) – China will further liberalise pricing for coal-fired......

Lebanon restores power supply after complete halt

Reuters
DUBAI Oct 10 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s power supplies were back to normal on Sunday after a blackout the previous day when the country’s two biggest power stations shut down because of a fuel shortage, the Energy Ministry said. The closure piled further hardship on Lebanese struggling with job losses, soaring......

Saudi’s ACWA Power jumps 30% on stock market debut

Reuters
Saudi woman walks at the Saudi stock market (Tadawul), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri//File Photo Share price surge continues trend among Saudi IPOs ACWA builds, operates renewable energy plants IPO reduces sovereign wealth fund PIF’s stake to 44% A raft of IPOs expected on Riyadh bourse......

Stick to broad commodities exposure amid China’s power crunch, market analyst says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Commodity investors should stay diversified as China’s power crunch roils global energy and materials prices, one market analyst says. Though exchange-traded fund buyers have poured nearly $12 billion into China-based ETFs this year, trying to profit from one piece of......

Lebanese power outage will last for several days – government official

Reuters
Electricity cables are seen in Tyre, Lebanon July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo BEIRUT, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Lebanon has no centrally generated electricity after fuel shortages forced its two largest power stations to shut down, a government official told Reuters on Saturday. “The Lebanese power network completely stopped working......

Czech polls close as PM Babis seeks to cling to power

Reuters
PRAGUE, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Czechs wrapped up voting in a tight election on Saturday in which Prime Minister Andrej Babis battled criticism that he mismanaged the pandemic, stoked fast-rising debt with handouts and tended to his own business interests in office. The billionaire, who denies all the accusations, and......

Why Emma Grede, the first Black woman investor on ‘Shark Tank,’ believes in the power of ‘hustle’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For the first time in the 12-year history of “Shark Tank,” a Black woman is sitting in one of the investment chairs. Emma Grede, the 39-year-old co-founder and CEO of denim-brand Good American and founding partner of Kim Kardashian’s shapewear-apparel......

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