Business news 15 Feb, 2021
Oregon Convention Center vaccination clinic to open with delay Monday - KATUKATU
The severe winter weather has once again delayed operations at the mass vaccination clinic at the Oregon Convention Center. After closing through the weekend, Legacy said Sunday that the clinic will be delayed in its reopening Monday--appointments will resum…
Bitcoin pulls back from brink of $50,000 - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
Cryptocurrencies slid duringAsian trading hours on Monday, with bitcoin dropping more than5%, as investors took profits from a record-breaking rally. Bitcoin...
Spire gas utility asking customers to conserve energy amid record-low cold temperatures - KMBC Kansas CityKMBC Kansas City
Company says natural gas wells have frozen in several areas of the country
Central Texas H-E-B's reduce hours further due to severe winter weather - KXAN.comKXAN.com
H-E-B announced it will further reduce hours for its Central Texas grocery stores Monday due to the continued severe winter weather.
Google strikes deal with major Australian news organization over payments - MarketWatchMarketWatch
Google, Facebook have opposed proposed Australian law requiring them to pay for news content
Nissan says 'not in talks with Apple' over autonomous car project - ReutersReuters
Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it is not in talks with Apple Inc, following a report that the iPhone maker approached the Japanese company in recent months about a tie-up for its autonomous car project.
Asian shares hit all-time highs, oil rises on Middle East tensions - ReutersReuters
Asian shares advanced to record highs on Monday as successful coronavirus vaccine rollouts globally raise hopes of a rapid economic recovery amid new fiscal aid from Washington, while oil prices rose on heightened tensions in the Middle East.
Chicago's O'Hare Airport has first Southwest Airlines launch after more than 30 years of exclusive service at Midway Airport - WLS-TVWLS-TV
Chicago's O'Hare Airport had its first-ever Southwest Airlines launch after more than 30 years of exclusive service at Midway Airport.
Papa John's Employee Claims He Was Fired For Refusing to Work Without Water - TMZTMZ
No running water, no bueno for pie-making.
SolarWinds: How Russian spies hacked the Justice, State, Treasury, Energy and Commerce Departments - CBS NewsCBS News
Bill Whitaker reports on how Russian spies used a popular piece of software to unleash a virus that spread to 18,000 government and private computer networks.
Asia-Pacific stocks rise as China, Hong Kong markets remain closed for the Lunar New Year holiday - CNBCCNBC
Government data released Monday showed Japan's economy growing 12.7% on an annualized basis in October to December last year.
NPPD and LES ask customers to voluntarily conserve energy - KOLN1011now
Customers of Nebraska Public Power District and Lincoln Electric System are being asked to take steps to conserve energy use due to current and future low temperatures that are affecting the state and midwestern portion of the country.
The Tesla Semi’s 500 kWh battery and Convoy Mode are grossly underestimated - TeslaratiTeslarati
The Tesla Semi may be delayed for quite some time now, but it appears that Elon Musk’s all-electric Class 8 truck will be well worth the wait. And as the upcoming truck gets closer to mass production, it is becoming more and more evident that the Semi’s poten…
The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV Compared to the Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf - The DriveThe Drive
How does the new Bolt stack up against its mass-market EV competitors? Pretty well, actually.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry expecting second child - CBS NewsCBS News
The couple's first child, Archie, will soon be a big brother.
What Does Dogecoin Have to Do With Government Crypto Bans? - CoinDesk - CoinDeskCoinDesk
Dogecoin and the community supporting it illustrate how enthusiasm is a market force that governments will need to increasingly respect.
How a Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt in a Low-Wage City - The New York TimesNew York Times
Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.
Frigid temps have utility providers asking customers to reduce energy use - 9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA
Platte River Power Authority and Mountain Parks Electric are asking their customers to cut back Sunday.
Pfizer exec 'confident' in ability to deliver 2 billion coronavirus vaccine doses this year | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
An executive at Pfizer said he and the company are “confident” in...
Mercedes recalls nearly 1.3 million cars over emergency call tech - EngadgetEngadget
Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 1.3 million cars to fix an emergency calling system flaw that could send rescuers to the wrong location.
Alabama hospitals closing vaccine clinics due to winter storm: Feb. 15, 2021 - AL.comAL.com
Some clinics will close Monday and Tuesday, but appointments will be rescheduled. Twenty-nine county health departments are also closing on Monday, and COVID-19 vaccine clinics are being rescheduled to the weekend.
Elon Musk invites Vladimir Putin for a conversation on Clubhouse - CNNCNN
Elon Musk wants to have a conversation with Vladimir Putin on his new favorite social media app: Clubhouse.
Rate of new coronavirus infections falling in California, but deaths remain high - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 4…
ERCOT: ‘Abilene citizens should expect rotating outages of power’ - KTAB - BigCountryHomepage.comKTAB - BigCountryHomepage.com
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) says Abilene citizens should expect rotating outages of power due to high demand from freezing temperatures. The Council says electric markets are forecasted to have actual custome…
VW is 'not afraid' of an Apple car | Engadget - EngadgetEngadget
VW chief Herbert Diess says his company is 'not afraid' of an Apple car, although whether or not that holds true is another story.
N.Y. bars, restaurants can stay open until 11 p.m.: Cuomo - New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News
The later curfew also applies to gyms and fitness centers, casinos and pool halls, his office noted Sunday.
Low coronavirus case numbers continue, state reports one new death Sunday - WBAYWBAY
The State of Wisconsin is continuing to report low new coronavirus case numbers two weeks into the month of February.
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez jet off to Cabo after Amazon announcement - Fox BusinessFox Business
Jeff Bezos is taking some vacation time with girlfriend Lauren Sanchez.
SpaceX readies launch of Starlink v1.0 L19 mission - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.comNASASpaceflight.com
SpaceX will attempt to launch another set of 60 satellites for their Starlink internet constellation…
ONG, State Leaders Ask Oklahomans To Conserve Energy - News On 6 - News On 6News On 6
Oklahomans are being asked to take steps to conserve energy during the winter storm due to high demand in the region, according to state leaders.
A radical change is coming to the way major credit cards work - BGRBGR
The credit cards that dominate the spending habits of so many consumers, from companies that range from Mastercard to Visa and even Apple with its Apple Card, are slowly changing the look and feel that consumers have come to expect from these card products. C…
Nashville's first Black MTA bus driver dies from COVID-19 - WZTVWZTV
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The first Black woman to become a bus operator in Nashville has died. Retired MTA Bus Driver Elizabeth Duff died from complications of coronavirus on Saturday, according to to Amalgamated Transit Union Local No. 1235. Born and raised in Na…
Gottlieb calls for more "bespoke" efforts to get vaccine to underserved communities - CBS NewsCBS News
Gottlieb said the Biden administration for taking an "all-of-the-above approach" to vaccine distribution.
SC announces 2,735 new COVID-19 cases, 76 more deaths Sunday - WTOCWTOC
DHEC says the percent positive from the 38,842 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 11.4%.
Here’s the Average IRS Tax Refund Amount by State - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
Generally, the sooner you file your taxes, the sooner you'll see your refund in the bank (and it reduces the chances of tax fraud). The amount that you...
YouTube streamer Roaring Kitty to testify on GameStop alongside hedge fund managers By Reuters - Investing.comInvesting.com
YouTube streamer Roaring Kitty to testify on GameStop alongside hedge fund managers
Sorry, millennials. The 😂 emoji isn't cool anymore - CNNCNN
Bad news for people who frequently use the 😂 emoji: It is no longer cool.
Florida Gov. DeSantis slams Biden for reportedly considering a domestic travel ban - Yahoo! VoicesYahoo Entertainment
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says there's 'no basis in reality' for a coronavirus-related domestic travel ban, calling President Biden a "lockdowner.'
Data issues plague California's COVID-19 vaccine efforts - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
California's COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been plagued by data issues, leaving the state unable to accurately say how many doses are available at any one time.
Why So Many Covid-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Are Being Rejected - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Employees who allege they contracted coronavirus on the job can face a high bar to prove their cases
Tech company pulls Bay Area job posting that listed 'non-Asian' as requirement - SF GateSFGate
The company's apology statement blamed a "misunderstood communication" with "no...
How to Get a Free Uber Ride to a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment at Walgreens - LifehackerLifehacker.com
Time to step it up, Lyft.
There's A Good Chance Your Valentine's Flowers Come From Colombia - NPRNPR
The country is the top flower exporter to the U.S. When the pandemic hit, farmers feared they'd have to destroy flower beds and lay off thousands of workers. Here's why that didn't happen.
CDC is not recommending a COVID-19 test requirement before domestic travel - WGAL LancasterWGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.
The CDC added that it does not recommend that people travel at this time.
Robinhood CEO Vladimir Tenev says GameStop trade restictions - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Ahead of an expected House Committee appearance, Robinhood's Vladimir Tenev said his company could have communicated its trading restrictions better.
Diamonds Are Forever, and So Are These 500 Stocks - Motley FoolMotley Fool
These stocks are the investment of a lifetime.
Woman, 78, dies after receiving COVID-19 vaccine; no link suspected - FOX 11 Los AngelesFOX 11 Los Angeles
A 78-year-old woman died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at Cal Poly Pomona, but her death is not believed to be related to the vaccine, health officials said.
UK downplays risk of EU poaching City of London business - ReutersReuters
Britain on Sunday downplayed the risk of the European Union taking business away from the City of London after Brexit, saying the real challenges come from New York, Tokyo and other areas.
2021 Tesla Model Y Refresh Fixes Common Complaint - ForbesForbes
Tesla has fixed one of the most common gripes about the Model Y -- and the Model 3 before it.
West Side Rag » Here are Some Restaurants and Bars That Have Reopened Indoor Dining - westsiderag.comwestsiderag.com
Dating apps seeing big spike in users boasting about being vaccinated: report - New York PostNew York Post
COVID-19 vaccinations are increasingly sexy — at least among the dating set. Dating apps are seeing a big spike in users boasting the word “vaccine” and “vaccinated” in their profiles, a new UK rep…
Sanofi CEO: Vaccine candidate will not be ready in 2021 | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson said that a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that th...
Girl Scouts get creative for cookie season amid pandemic - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
It’s that time of the year when your favorite cookies are for sale! But with the pandemic this year, Girl Scout troops are getting creative to still be able to sell their cookies.
CDC warns of possible listeria outbreak in 'Hispanic-style' cheese - New York PostNew York Post
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people to steer clear of Hispanic-style cheese it believes is linked to a listeria outbreak that has spread to New York. The agency said Fr…
Centura Health postpones second day of mass vaccine clinic at Broadmoor World Arena - KKTVKKTV 11 News
Centura Health postpones second day of mass vaccine clinic at Broadmoor World Arena
Walmart expands pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccines to 60 locations in Georgia - WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta
Walmart announced last month they would offer vaccines to eligible people in Georgia in a handful of rural areas, but the chain is now offering vaccines in 14 locations in metro Atlanta, as well.
Disney's Streaming Service Sees Unstoppable Growth - Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha
Disney reported a slew of good news for investors who are interested in the company's streaming ambitions.
Zuckerberg Said 'We Need to Inflict Pain' on Tim Cook and Apple: WSJ - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
The Apple CEO had given an interview saying his company would never be in Facebook’s position vis a vis the collection of personal information.
Supreme Court OKs extradition of U.S. citizens accused of 'brazen' escape of Carlos Ghosn - Yahoo NewsUSA Today
Authorities say Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan CEO, was smuggled out of Japan in a music equipment box loaded onto a private jet.
Heavy snow and ice causes Portland Rowing Club roof to collapse onto boats - KATUKATU
Heavy snow and ice led to the collapse of the roof at the Portland Rowing Club early Saturday in Southeast Portland. A spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said that an estimated 40 boats moored in slips below the roof and about 5 houses …
This Map Shows America’s Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candies by State - Yahoo LifestylePrevention.com
What do you think of your state’s pick? ❤️🍫
Mega Millions ticket sold in Mecklenburg County wins $1 million prize - WSOC CharlotteWSOC Charlotte
Check your ticket -- Friday’s Mega Millions drawing produced a $1 million prize for someone in Mecklenburg County.
Denver Weather: Snow, Record Cold On The Way, Temps Could Near -20°F By Monday - CBS DenverCbslocal.com
Sunday will end up being the coldest Valentine's Day in Denver weather history.
$1,500 gift boxes and romantic poetry: Restaurants are getting creative for Valentine's Day - CNNCNN
Andrew Markert used to serve carefully plated Valentine's Day specials to couples at his Washington, DC restaurant, Beuchert's Saloon. This year, he's dishing out poetry.
Alabama worst in nation in vaccine rate, but COVID cases falling: Week in review - AL.comAL.com
Alabama has given the fewest vaccine shots per capita of any state. Still, new virus cases are on the decline.
VW 'unintended victim' in battery supplier dispute, seeks four-year reprieve - Fox BusinessFox Business
Volkswagen AG late Friday called itself an “unintended victim” in a battle between two battery suppliers and urged the U.S. government to extend a reprieve to buy batteries key to its planned U.S. electric vehicle production.
Oxford University to test COVID-19 vaccine response among children for first time - ReutersReuters
The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine it has developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children for the first time, it said on Saturday.