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Consumer Experts Warn of Contractor Schemes During Winter Storm Clean Up – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The price tag on the damage from last month’s winter storms continues to get even more expensive. AccuWeather’s estimate of the multi-state winter storm’s damage is now up to about $155 billion. Texas accounts for a majority of that, with $130 billion in damages, the costliest weather disaster in the state’s history. It tops 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. That number could ...

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NV Energy responds to increase in damaged gas lines

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – NV Energy is urging the community to call 811 before they dig after a spike in gas leaks. According to NV Energy’s Vice President of Gas Delivery Jessie Murray crews have responded to seven calls from contractors and homeowners since January. Murray said the numbers are alarming because crews barely get any calls during this time ...

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Media titan S.I. Newhouse dies at 89

S.I. Newhouse Jr., the longtime chairman of Condé Nast, died Sunday in New York. He was 89. In a statement, his family said Newhouse was “always the first person to come to the office, arriving well before dawn and bringing to each day a visionary creative spirit coupled with no-nonsense business acumen.” Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr., also known as Si, ...

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Kentucky Makes Strides in Energy Efficiency / Public News Service

Researchers say Kentucky needs stronger policies that encourage utilities to offer energy efficiency programs to customers. (Daniel X. O’Neil/Flickr) October 2, 2017 FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report highlights the strides the Bluegrass State is making in energy efficiency – and also points out areas where it could do better. Kentucky moved up two notches from last year, now ranking ...

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In India, Fake News Proves Costly

New Delhi:  One recent Wednesday afternoon, monsoon rains were lashing office windows in Mumbai. Inside, screens were lighting up with messages announcing the arrival of Cyclone Phyan. Employees of a start-up called Little Black Book, an online city guide, started panicking. Some went home early after receiving messages on their phones that roads were being closed. Others passed the message ...

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Dong Energy to change name

Danish energy group Dong Energy is to change its name, it announced on Monday. Dong said it will change its name – which stands for Danish Oil and Natural Gas – to reflect its “profound strategic transformation from black to green energy”. In May Dong sold its entire upstream oil and gas business to Ineos, completing its shift to focus ...

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Don’t be duped into costly 24-month contracts

A lot of slick operators make a very good living out of taking advantage of the fact that most consumers don’t pay enough attention to boring admin tasks and can’t be bothered to read the small print. A Durban-based operation has been doing just that in recent months, with an approach to mainly small companies such as medical practices, service ...

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