Business news 16 Feb, 2021
Houston power outage map: Where has winter storm caused outages? - KHOU.comKHOU.com
CenterPoint Energy is reporting massive power outages in the Houston area due to the severe winter storm that has engulfed Texas.
Elon Musk Calls for Dogecoin Holders To "Sell Most of Their Coins" - HYPEBEASTHYPEBEAST
"I will literally pay actual $ if they just void their accounts."
Asia sets up global stocks for extended bull run on economic optimism - ReutersReuters
Asian shares advanced on Tuesday, putting world equities on course to extend their bull run for a 12th consecutive session as optimism about the global economic recovery and expectations of low interest rates drive investments into riskier assets.
SAWS: The CPS Energy blackouts could also impact your water pressure - WOAIWOAI
SAN ANTONIO - Internet connection, lights and a heater aren't the only things the blackouts are impacting. It's also taking down your water. RELATED: CPS Energy says power outages could last up to 24 hours, maybe even longer. According to SAWS, the blackout…
Deep cold puts pinch on natural gas, drives Missouri prices sky-high - STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com
In parts of Missouri, market prices for natural gas have risen more than 200 times their levels just last week, experts said Monday.
Electrical companies ask customers to conserve energy - KPLCKPLC
Southwest Louisiana’s electrical companies are asking their customers to conserve electricity as the area braces for another night of bitter cold.
Bristol-Myers, Sanofi ordered to pay Hawaii $834 million over Plavix warning label - Fox BusinessFox Business
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi SA were ordered by a U.S. judge on Monday to pay more than $834 million to the state of Hawaii for failing to properly warn non-white patients of health risks from its blood thinner Plavix.
Jaguar is going all-electric, but don't look for this model - Fox NewsFox News
Jaguar will become an all-electric brand by 2025. Land Rover will also offer an electric version of every model it sells by 2030.
Washington Lawmakers Approve Drug Decriminalization Bill In Committee Vote - Marijuana MomentMarijuana Moment
A landmark drug decriminalization and treatment bill in Washington State cleared its first legislative hurdle on Monday, with a panel of lawmakers voting to advance the measure just hours before a key deadline. The House Public Safety Committee voted 7–6 to a…
Fake Amazon reviews 'being sold in bulk' online - BBC NewsBBC News
A Which? investigation found 10 sites offering fake Amazon Marketplace reviews from as little as £5 each.
Thousands caught off guard by rolling blackouts in Kansas City metro Monday - WDAF FOX4 Kansas CityWDAF FOX4 Kansas City
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Rolling blackouts caught thousands by surprise Monday after the Southwest Power Pool made the emergency request to conserve energy. SPP manages the power grid from North Dakota to North Texas, including Kansas and parts of Western Missouri…
Mid-South power companies ask customers to conserve electricity or face periodic outages - WMCWMC
The major winter storm that hit the Mid-South is now putting a strain on the region’s power companies.
Dow futures up 180 points as stocks look to add to record levels - CNBCCNBC
Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes rose in extended trading Monday evening after finishing strong last week.
Lincoln sees rolling blackouts due to extreme cold - Lincoln Journal StarLincoln Journal Star
LES cut off power to about 2,500 people Monday afternoon and said further blackouts could be necessary.
U.K. And Ireland Celebrate 50 Years Since 'Decimal Day' - NPRNPR
Until Feb. 15, 1971, Britain had 240 pennies to a pound. There were also two farthings in a ha'penny, three pennies in a bit, two shillings in a florin, and five shillings in a crown.
Attention bitcoin investors: Top strategist sees a troubling trend amid record market inflows - CNBCCNBC
Wilmington Trust's Meghan Shue is concerned retail investors are rushing into stocks that offer few benefits — if any at all.
Louisiana reports first winter storm death after man slips, hits head on ice - WDSU New OrleansWDSU New Orleans
The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed the state's first storm-related death Monday.
VIDEO: Catch Figment, Haunted Mansion Ghosts, and More Walt Disney World Friends in Chevrolet's Ads for New Bolt EUV and EV - wdwnt.comwdwnt.com
Walt Disney World and Chevrolet have teamed up to release two all new electric vehicles this Valentine's Day, the Bolt EUV and Bolt EV.
Blackouts ordered, then rescinded across grid that includes Oklahoma as power demand exceeds supply - Oklahoman.comOklahoman.com
Oklahomans may be wondering when their power might go off or come back after local utilities including Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. were briefly ordered Monday to initiate rolling blackouts when power demand exceeded supply across the country's midsection, w…
Driver charged $400 parking fine she tried to avoid - WOODTV.comWOODTV.com
A young driver, who says she followed directions, was charged $400 to cover a parking ticket she received in downtown Grand Rapids.
Parler: rightwing social network back online after US Capitol riot controversy - The GuardianThe Guardian
App went dark after facing accusations that it failed to police violent content related to the deadly attack on the US Capitol
Tips to get your car out of the snow, and what to do if that fails - WANEWANE
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Sometimes you just get your car stuck in the snow. So, what do you do if you’re in that situation? Remember CATS. The acronym stands for: C- Clear a pathA- Add tractionT- TiresS- Straighten your wheels Clear a path for all your tires…
Roof collapses at Troutdale Safeway store - KGW.comKGW.com
Everyone in the store made it out safely and there were no reports of injuries.
Flight cancellations, delays at Nashville airport expected to continue into Tuesday - WZTVWZTV
Dangerous winter weather across the state has prompted the cancellation and delay of almost every flight into and out of Nashville International Airport. Most arrivals and departures into BNA on Monday have been canceled, according to their website. The airpo…
Pelosi announces plans for 9/11-style commission to examine Capitol riot - The GuardianThe Guardian
Calls to investigate attack followed Trump’s acquittal in his second impeachment trial
These Houston-area businesses remain open during the winter storm - KTRK-TVKTRK-TV
If you're still looking to stock up on food or necessities, there are a few stores and businesses still open amid the winter weather.
Bitcoin's credibility boost - Financial TimesFinancial Times
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
Zuckerberg reportedly said Facebook needs 'to inflict pain' on Apple | Engadget - EngadgetEngadget
A battle has been simmering between the companies for years.
SWEPCO temporarily suspends rotating emergency controlled outages in ArkLaTex - KSLAKSLA
“Depending on the demand for energy and supply available for our customers, we may temporarily interrupt power again”
Biden and the Fed Leave 1970s Inflation Fears Behind - The New York TimesNew York Times
Administration and Fed officials argue that workers not getting enough stimulus help is a larger concern than potential spikes in consumer prices.
Nebraska Unplugged: Power outages sweep across the state - KLKNKLKN
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Across Nebraska, city electricity agencies have been purposely pulling the plug on power due to unexpected demand. With temperatures remaining dangerously low, Nebraskans are staying inside with their heater on high, putting a strain on…
NYC transit workers worry about safety amid a spike in subway violence - Fox NewsFox News
The recent spike in violence in New York City subways and bus routes — including this weekend’s bloody A train slashing rampage that left two dead and two wounded — has some MTA employees looking over their shoulders.
France Ties Russia's Sandworm to a Multiyear Hacking Spree - WIREDWired
A French security agency warns that the destructively minded group has exploited an IT monitoring tool from Centreon.
Nestle announces vegan Kit Kat bar | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Nestle will soon launch a vegan Kit Kat bar, expected to be the first chocolate bar from a m...
US oil rises above $60 as Texas gets pummeled with ice and snow - CNNCNN
Oil is back, thanks to a strange brew of vaccines, economic optimism and a wintry mix in the Deep South.
2 Pure Play Marijuana Stocks That Need to Be on Your Radar - The Motley FoolMotley Fool
Cannabis retail is set to expand dramatically, and this pair is nicely positioned to take advantage of the boom.
Tesla’s $25,000 Model 2 electric car rendered – Dope or Nope? - ElectrekElectrek
Tesla’s upcoming $25,000 electric car, sometimes referred to as “Model 2,” has been rendered by an artist. Dope or Nope? Let us know. Just over a year ago, Tesla announced plans to establish a new R&D and design center in China to build “a Chinese-style” elec…
Oil refineries shut as Texas energy industry reels from deep freeze - CNBCCNBC
A deep freeze is taking a toll on the energy industry halting oil wells and refineries and forcing restrictions from natural gas and crude pipeline operators.
Universal Music IPO Has One Off-Beat Note - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Record label will be spun out of Vivendi by end of year—positive news for investors, with possible exception of Amsterdam listing
10 best Robinhood alternatives and 5 other options to consider - Android AuthorityAndroid Authority
Robinhood is super user friendly, but recent events lowered public confidence. Here are some Robinhood alternatives.
'Overjoyed' Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Expecting Their 2nd Child - NPRNPR
"We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child," a spokesperson for the couple said.
WHO approves AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use - NBC NewsNBC News
The World Health Organization on Monday listed AstraZeneca and Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use.
10 Emerging Energy Technologies You Can Invest In Today - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
In this article, we take a look at some of the expected highlights of the next energy revolution. You can skip our detailed discussion of the energy market...
Here's how to get Girl Scout cookies from NorCal troops during COVID-19 - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Girl Scout troops are getting creative to still be able to sell their popular cookies.
LLCHD now vaccinating Phase 1B priority group - WOWTWOWT
This group includes people age 65 and up, those from age 18 to 65 with underlying conditions, and essential workers.
Bill Gates says ending COVID-19 pandemic 'easier' than solving climate change - Fox BusinessFox Business
Currently, the world emits about 50 billion tonnes of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere each year.
Watch transformer blow in Kenner during Monday’s winter storm - WDSU New OrleansWDSU New Orleans
About 10,900 Entergy customers lost power in Jefferson Parish as of 10 a.m.
Report: Nissan shot down Apple deal to avoid becoming Foxconn of cars - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Nissan says it wants to "adapt their services to our product, not vice versa."
United launches "Travel Ready Center" so passengers can get COVID-19 test at airport - CBS NewsCBS News
The digital platform allows passengers to do everything from check COVID-19 requirements to schedule a test at the terminal.
Topgolf building location in Colorado Springs - KRDOKRDO
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The popular golfing venue Topgolf is building a location in Colorado Springs, bringing its total in Colorado to three. According to Topgolf, the Colorado Springs location will be opening this summer at the Polaris Pointe comp…
The FDA Has Issued A Warning About Cheeses Like Queso Fresco Due To A Listeria Outbreak That May Be Linked - Yahoo LifestyleDelish.com
The investigation is ongoing.
LIVE: Winter Storm Bears Down on Louisiana as Arctic Freeze Grips U.S. South - Bloomberg Quicktake: NowGoogle News
Mercedes-Benz to recall nearly 1.3 MILLION vehicles - Daily MailDaily Mail
Mercedes-Benz says it plans to recall 1.29 million vehicles starting April 6. The automaker identified a glitch in the eCall system that shares a vehicle's location in the event of an accident.
Google and Facebook reportedly "very close" to first deals ever to pay for news content - CBS NewsCBS News
Australia is poised to adopt legislation that would wreck the way the internet works, according to the tech companies.
Microsoft: SolarWinds attack took more than 1,000 engineers to create - ZDNetZDNet
Microsoft reckons that the huge attack on securit vendors and more took the combined power of at least 1,000 engineers to create.
Walgreens, CVS, and other pharmacies now offering COVID-19 vaccines: Here's what you need to know - CBS NewsCBS News
CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart are among 21 chains and networks getting immunization shots from U.S. this week.
Dubai logistics giant DP World will deploy 'all facilities' to ensure global vaccine distribution, CEO says - CNBCCNBC
DP World has launched a vaccine logistics alliance with Emirates and Dubai Airports to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines around the world.
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev admits communication failure in GameStop saga - New York PostNew York Post
Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev said the investing app could have more clearly explained why it had to block trades of GameStop and other stocks during last month’s Reddit-fueled market frenzy. R…
Why Russia Is Terrified of SpaceX -- and Starlink - Motley FoolMotley Fool
If you try to use Starlink in Russia, expect to pay a big fine.
Europe's richest man is joining the SPAC craze - CNNCNN
Bernard Arnault, the chairman of luxury goods group LVMH, is the latest billionaire to embrace Wall Street's hot new way to raise money.
Be ready for gas prices to rise again in Florida - WPLG Local 10WPLG Local 10
Florida gas prices dropped three cents over the past week, but they are likely to climb again, industry experts believe.
IRS says it won't extend this year's tax-filing deadline - USA TODAYUSA Today
Sorry, filers – you'll need to stick to April 15 after all.
Several traffic accidents reported in Corpus Christi - KIIITV.comKIIITV.com
Authorities are urging everyone to stay off the roads. Stay with 3News for the latest updates.
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…
Richard Kay looks back at how Prince Charles fell for Camilla's 'earthy sexiness' over coffee - Daily MailDaily Mail
If developers get their way, there won't be much left of the Belgravia building where the Prince first set eyes on the woman who was, eventually, to become his second wife - Camilla.
Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine - ReutersReuters
Israel's largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer's vaccine in the country's biggest study to date.