• coronavirus Mar 9

    Analysis: Investors ‘Guessing’ on Virus, Assuming Worst

    No one knows where the coronavirus will show up next, whether authorities can contain it or how much damage it will leave behind. But professional investors aren’t taking any chances.

  • coronavirus Mar 9

    Trump to Propose ‘Dramatic’ Economic Measures Amid Coronavirus Fears

    President Donald Trump says his administration will ask Congress to pass payroll tax relief as he looks to calm financial markets’ fears over the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Trump told reporters Monday that the administration is seeking “very substantial relief.” Trump stepped forward with the contours of an initiative after markets dropped sharply and as the outbreak spread. Several...

  • coronavirus Mar 9

    Stocks Plummet Amid Coronavirus Fears and Oil-Price Crash

    Stocks took their worst one-day beating on Wall Street since the global financial crisis of 2008 as a collapse in oil prices Monday combined with mounting alarm over what the coronavirus could do to the world economy. The staggering losses, including a 7.8% tumble in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, immediately raised fears that a recession might be on the…

  • stock market Mar 9

    Stock Trading Briefly Halted on Monday, Dow Ends With Worst Day since 2008

    Trading in U.S. stocks was temporarily halted on Monday and none of the major indices were able to recover by the end of the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were all down down more than 7% when trading closed.

  • COVID-19 Mar 9

    Saudi State Oil Giant’s Shares Fall 10%, Halting Trading

    The state oil giant Saudi Aramco saw its shares drop by 10% as Riyadh’s stock market opened on Monday, halting trading.

  • oil Jan 6

    Oil Price Keeps Rising as Industry Eyes Iran-US Conflict

    The global benchmark for crude oil has risen above $70 a barrel for the first time in over three months. The increase came amid jitters over the escalating military tensions between Iran and the United States after an American drone strike killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

  • Iran Jan 4

    Oil Prices Surge, Stocks Slip After US Kills Iranian General

    The price of oil surged Friday as global investors were gripped with uncertainty over the potential repercussions after the United States killed Iran’s top general.

  • Syria Dec 25, 2019

    U.S. Has ‘No Right’ to Syrian Oil, Adviser to President Assad Says

    A top adviser to Syria’s president says the United States has no right to Syria’s oil and has warned of “operations” against American troops guarding the oil fields, NBC News reports. Bouthaina Shaaban, who is a political and media adviser to Bashar al-Assad, recently told NBC News that the U.S. has “absolutely no right; it is our oil.” “He’s...

  • Massachusetts Dec 1, 2019

    Snowstorm Not Yet to New England But Already Impacting Peoples’ Travel Plans

    A significant storm headed for New England is expected to bring heavy snow to the region. When there’s snow in the forecast, rock salt, shovels and all things winter are the hottest items at hardware stores. “Got some oil for my snow blower,” one woman said. “Loading up on my rock salt” said Mike Caribo. “I’m picking up a couple...

  • Massachusetts Dec 1, 2019

    Approaching Storm Impacting Holiday Travel

    The storm approaching New England timed perfectly with the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, causing many people to cut their holiday short to prepare.

  • NBC News Nov 26, 2019

    Further Evidence Links Vitamin E Oil to Vaping Illnesses

    More evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links synthetic vitamin E oil added to illegal THC products to the vaping-related illnesses that have sickened 2,290 people, NBC News reported. In the report published Tuesday, investigators at the Minnesota Department of Health analyzed products containing THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. Twenty product samples obtained from vaping illness patients contained...

  • President Oct 19, 2019

    Chile Declares a State of Emergency Amid Protests in Capital

    A chaotic atmosphere pervaded the Chilean capital Friday after student protests against an increase in bus and subway fare deviated into a series of riots and fires, in light of which President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency. Hundreds of thousands of Santiago residents returned with much difficulty to their homes after the metro operator suspended service becasue of...

  • NBC Oct 14, 2019

    Pick-Your-Own Hemp Offered by Vt. Farm

    Over the long holiday weekend, a grower in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom held a new twist on the familiar “pick-your-own” farm trips — encouraging visitors to pick their own hemp. At Baramu Farm in Stannard, the pick-your-own hemp offering was aimed at giving folks an up-close look at the crop that’s exploded across Vermont’s landscape.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Oct 14, 2019

    Pick Your Own Hemp in Vermont

    A grower in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has applied the pick-your-own concept to hemp.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Oct 10, 2019

    Sessions Questioned About Relationship to Parnas & Fruman

    During an appearance on Lone Star Politics, recorded on Oct. 4, 2019, former Rep. Pete Sessions was asked about a Wall Street Journal report about political donations he received from Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, contributions that were made at the same time Sessions was seeking to have the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine removed.

  • NBC News Oct 2, 2019

    ’A Direct, Toxic Chemical Injury’: What Vaping Does to the Lungs

    Toxic chemical burns may be behind the hundreds of vaping-linked illnesses spiking across the country, according to new images of lung tissue taken from people who got sick after vaping, NBC News reports. The images and resulting analysis from pathologists were published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings provide a better understanding of what’s actually happening...

  • Daniel Macht Aug 29, 2019

    Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

    The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal authority to regulate the gas’s outsize damage to the climate. The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump’s directions to remove “unnecessary and duplicative regulatory burdens from the oil and gas industry,” Environmental Protection...

  • DRIVER Aug 16, 2019

    James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $6.4M at Pebble Beach

    One of the most famous movie cars of all time – James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 – sold at auction Thursday night for $6.4 million. The car, one of just three surviving examples commissioned by Eon Productions for the early Bond films and fitted with all the M16Q Branch gadgets, was sold by RM Sotheby’s during the Pebble Beach car...

  • President Jul 26, 2019

    $2.6M Available for Vermont Home Efficiency Upgrades

    Advocates for home efficiency call it a major leap forward: more than $2.5 million is now available to people across the state of Vermont to upgrade their properties. The goal is to incentivize projects that both save people money long-term and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • oil Jul 25, 2019

    Concrete Planters Are Easy, Cheap to Make

    What’s the difference between cement and concrete? In my case, about $9.55 pounds and a slightly sore back. Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, cement is an ingredient in concrete, which also includes aggregates like sand, gravel or stone. I knew nothing about either product when I decided to try making some rustic/industrial planters suitable for small succulents....

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