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A Wind Turbine’s Blades Fly Off In New York City, Crushing A Billboard And Vehicle

A Wind Turbine’s Blades Fly Off In New York City, Crushing A Billboard And Vehicle

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Blades from a massive wind turbine crumpled to the ground Monday, smashing a car flat and damaging another piece of infrastructure, authorities said. “This shouldn’t have been put up so hastily. A wind turbine should not be able to be taken down by the wind,” state Sen. Jamaal Bailey said during a […]

BUSINESS | In Trump’s Economy, Working Class Employees Are Getting Bigger Raises Than Their Bosses

BUSINESS | In Trump’s Economy, Working Class Employees Are Getting Bigger Raises Than Their Bosses

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Wages for working class Americans are increasing faster than for their bosses as the U.S. economy keeps humming and unemployment rates stay low, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The wage increases are a sign that the labor market is tightening to a point where it is giving low wage employees […]

More Than 50 Coal Companies Have Been Wiped Out Since Trump’s 2016 Victory

More Than 50 Coal Companies Have Been Wiped Out Since Trump’s 2016 Victory

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Coal producers are still finding life difficult even as President Donald Trump is easing regulations on the industry. More than 50 coal plants have shuttered since 2015, when Trump began campaigning to save the industry from former President Barack Obama’s so-called war on coal.  Trump has seen one of his biggest […]

Amazon Strikes Back After Trump Delivered Billionaire Bezos’s Online Behemoth A Crushing Blow

Amazon Strikes Back After Trump Delivered Billionaire Bezos’s Online Behemoth A Crushing Blow

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Amazon announced Thursday night plans to protest the Trump administration’s decision to award a coveted $10-billion cloud project to Microsoft rather than the mega online shopping company. President Donald Trump’s alleged bias against the company’s founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos, played a part in the Department of Defense’s move, the company argued in a […]

Report: Trump’s Interior Department Gives Workers A Month To Relocate Out West Or Risk Getting Fired

Report: Trump’s Interior Department Gives Workers A Month To Relocate Out West Or Risk Getting Fired

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . The Trump administration reportedly notified hundreds of Interior Department employees Tuesday that they will have 30 days to relocate to western states or face the potential of job terminations. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is relocating 27 employees from Washington, D.C., to the agency’s new headquarters in Colorado and another […]

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom railed against the state’s public utility company for blacking out large portions of the state, but some experts say regulators are partially to blame. Regulators in the state are too preoccupied with solar panels, climate change and keeping customers’ rates low to update old transmission lines that […]

Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom accepted big dollar donations in 2018 from the utility company now being vilified for shutting off large sections of the state’s electricity grid to avoid sparking wildfires. Newsom and his allies took $208,400 from Pacific Gas and Electric during his run for governor before the public utility began controlled […]

Trump Says He Didn’t Notify Congress Of Baghdadi Raid Out Of Fear Of Leaks

Trump Says He Didn’t Notify Congress Of Baghdadi Raid Out Of Fear Of Leaks

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   President Donald Trump said Sunday morning that he did not notify members of Congress ahead of the raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi out of fear of leaks that could put special forces in danger. The president told members of his administration to keep the raid secret and not notify Congress […]

Gov Gavin Newsom Struggles To Stay In Control As California Goes Dark, Wildfires Spread, And Gas Prices Spike

Gov Gavin Newsom Struggles To Stay In Control As California Goes Dark, Wildfires Spread, And Gas Prices Spike

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning citizens that they could be in for a long weekend as the state’s public utility announced Saturday plans to shut down huge sections of the electric grid. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s move could black out an estimated 940,000 homes and businesses in parts of […]

Here’s Why Californians Pay Way More For Gasoline Than Everyone Else

Here’s Why Californians Pay Way More For Gasoline Than Everyone Else

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom believes oil companies are conspiring to keep gas prices high, but high fuel taxes and regulations are more likely to blame. Newsom’s critics are saying his demand for an investigation into oil company prices is a way to shift the blame away from the state’s high gas […]