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Last California plant to close as nuclear power struggles

June 21, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s nuclear reactors in Avila Beach , Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and environmental groups said Tuesday, June 21, 2016, that they’ve reached an agreement that will close the Diablo Canyon plant, California’s last nuclear power...

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Tesla dangles $2.8B to bring SolarCity into its orbit

June 21, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to buy solar panel maker SolarCity for up to $2.8 billion in an attempt to create a one-stop shop for cleaner energy as consumers become more concerned about fossil fuels harming the environment....

Neighborhood watch: Online startups tackle local news

June 21, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, June 17, 2016, photograph, members of the Denverite, a news startup based in Denver, pose for a picture in the venture’s office. Editor Dave Burdick, front, is flanked by some of the site’s co-workers, from left, Chloe Aiello,...

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Paleteria Yoly’s – A Great Choice For a Popsicle, The Summertime Treat

June 21, 2016 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

In 1905, 11 year old entrepreneur Frank Epperson accidentally invented the summertime treat known as the popsicle. He had mixed some sugary soda powder with water and left a stir stick in it on the porch overnight. It was a cold night and the mixture froze....

Adults can be creative this summer at the library

June 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

By Amanda Davis Reference Librarian The Adult Crafts program today at 6 p.m., will give grown-ups the chance to get creative this summer, too. The materials will all be supplied and attendees will get the chance to make a decoration that’s folded down, but...

Asian stocks rise amid hopes Britain will stay in EU

June 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks edged higher Tuesday on optimism Britain will vote to stay in the European Union but gains slowed as investors awaited an economic report by the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained...

Wal-Mart to sell Chinese online business to retailer JD.com

June 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is selling its Chinese online business to the country’s No. 2 e-commerce site in a strategic partnership that it hopes will bolster its presence in the extraordinarily lucrative but increasingly competitive online marketplace....

Japan: Mitsubishi cheated on mileage by up to 16 pct

June 20, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government said Tuesday that Mitsubishi Motors Corp. overstated mileage on its vehicles by up to 16 percent, but stopped short of slapping further penalties on the company. The Transport Ministry said the figure came from its own...

Newest stock exchange looks to slow down high-speed traders

June 18, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Specialist John O’Hara, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, June 17, 2016. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, with the biggest losses coming in technology and health care companies....

Former Baldwin Estate considered for vacation rental status

June 18, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui councilmembers will decide whether a 150-year-old home formerly owned by a sugar plantation manager can be used as a vacation rental. Planning commissioners voted 5-2 to recommend that the council approve permits for the property...