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Energy Secretary Perry proposes new moves to support coal and nuclear plants | News

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took sweeping steps on Friday to buttress a pair of financially-strapped nuclear plants under construction and redefine how coal and nuclear plants are compensated for the electricity that they provide – a move that, if agreed to by independent federal energy regulators, could tilt some of the nation’s complex power markets away from renewables and natural ...

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John Deere looks for farm-tech engineers as it turns to automation

Photo: Liz Hafalia, Staff Willy Pell, left, of Blue River Technology and Alex Purdy of John Deere Labs are working on farm technology. Willy Pell, left, of Blue River Technology and Alex Purdy of John Deere Labs are working on farm technology. Photo: Liz Hafalia, Staff Willy Pell (left), director of new technology at Blue River and Alex Purdy (right), ...

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Consumer spending up 0.1% in August – Longview News-Journal

Sept. 29, 2017 at 11:54 p.m. WASHINGTON — Consumers barely boosted their spending in August, a sign that overall economic activity could be weaker this quarter. Consumer spending rose just 0.1 percent, after a much larger 0.3 percent advance in July, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It was the smallest gain since June. The August weakness reflected a big drop ...

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North Korea seen moving missiles from development centre: South Korean media, East Asia News & Top Stories

SEOUL (REUTERS) – Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late on Friday (Sept 29) amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions. The report cited an unnamed intelligence source as saying South Korean and US intelligence officials detected missiles ...

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Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row, Consumer

Sat, Sep 30, 2017 – 12:40 PM [PARIS] Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the “work for free” culture in the multi-billion dollar industry. More than 40 photographers who follow the fashion circuit and snap its top celebrities and bloggers as ...

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Consumer Confidence Index sees a 5.07% increase

CREATIVE COMMONS KARACHI: After declining for two consecutive terms, the overall Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) increased by 5.07% compared with the previous survey held in July 2017. The results are part of the September edition of the SBP-IBA Consumer Confidence Survey, which also reveal that respondents expect an increase in the overall price level compared to the last survey. The central ...

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Self-driving tech on factory floors

In addition to technology for self-driving factory parts shuttles, Panasonic has developed a drowsiness detector that senses when a driver is fatigued and acts before the motorist nods off. Photo credit: HANS GREIMEL TOKYO — As Japanese carmakers race to put autonomous vehicles on the road, one of their biggest suppliers is developing the technology to put smaller self-driving vehicles ...

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Opinion: A deplorable return to the starting point for print media

The publishers of newspapers in Quebec and Canada met with Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly several times over the past year to increase awareness of our industry’s struggles. Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS The publishers of newspapers in Quebec and Canada met with Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly several times over the past year to increase awareness of our industry’s struggles. ...

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