Big spending, legal appeals in $1B transmission project

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power and Hydro Quebec have spent more money in support of a $1 billion hydropower transmission project than the spending total on a failed referendum on a casino in York County in 2017, an environmental advocacy group said Tuesday.

Are all dividend stocks good bets? Experts suggest 8 companies that investors can look at

“During a downturn, dividend yield gains more importance. High dividend yield stocks need to be considered on a case-to-case basis given that many may not be attractive investment bets. Valuations, earnings growth expectations, and the upside potential should always be considered while stock-picking,” said Siddharth Sedani, Vice President- Equity Advisory, Anand Rathi Shares and Stock […]

Inflation dog may finally bark, investors bet

central bank stimulus may finally rouse inflation from its decade-long slumber.With the world economy forecast to shrink 6% this year, it may seem like a strange time to fret about inflation.And sure enough, market-based gauges suggest an uptrend in prices may not trouble investors for years. U.S. and euro zone inflation gauges indicate that annual […]

A Reinvigorating California Road Trip Amid the Pandemic

I made my way to the Malibu Beach Inn, with a right turn directly off the PCH onto a barely visible driveway, and voila, an exclusive and lavish world opened to me, the beachfront paradise of Malibu waiting within. The hotel is along Carbon Beach, but more properly atop Carbon Beach, in such proximity to […]

Nico Hulkenberg hailed by F1 pundits, rivals at Anniversary GP

Report: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole, Hulkenberg thirdF1’s 70th Anniversary GP: Sunday’s live Sky F1 times”He was up against Max Verstappen for that P3, he was up against Daniel Ricciardo. They are both at the top of their game and he put one-and-a-half to two tenths in them.”

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

NEW DELHI/KOCHI/KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – South Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus crisis – a huge challenge that risks sparking social unrest and spreading COVID-19, labour experts and researchers say.

Microsoft buys stake in Facebook

Jennifer Simpson, a Yankee Group analyst, said a key advantage for Microsoft might be in the ability to tap Facebook’s wealth of information on its users, which would help the company offer more targeted ads. Facebook and Microsoft declined to discuss details of the agreement.

The Blue Devil in Miss Belle Knox: Meet Duke Porn Star Miriam Weeks

Weeks is actually entering a discussion that’s been around for decades. “I still get people telling me we’re all brainwashed, and we choose to do this because the patriarchy blah-blah-blah-blah,” says Nina Hartley, the godmother of sex-positive feminist porn. If Weeks becomes a lawyer, Hartley tells me, “she’ll have to be twice as good for […]

Virus causing financial pain even for people still working

Leesa Huddleston talks about washing dishes and cleaning kitchens at a casino from her home, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Shelbyville, Ind. Huddleston returned in June after a three-month furlough caused by the coronavirus. She felt fortunate to no longer be among the roughly 30 million Americans who remain jobless and are now struggling with […]

Tyler Perry puts his creativity and financial might to get the cameras rolling again

“That was sobering for me,” Perry said. “And then when I started [seeing] the numbers on African-American people and Latino people, I was like, ‘Whoa, whoa!’ This thing is affecting us in much, much larger numbers. So I thought, I’ve got all these people that are working for me … the majority of the people […]