The Whole US Energy Picture in a Single Chart (Almost)

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has released their annual US energy consumption chart (Click for larger image). Yes, it looks like spaghetti, but it contains a lot of useful information. It shows, on one page, how much energy we used in 2016, and specifically, what sources we got it from and what we used…

Further opening investment, trade an opportunity for China, US: Former treasury

NEW YORK — Both China and the United States have the opportunity to do well if they further open investment and trade to each other, former US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew said Friday. Lew said that China will benefit from increased US investment in service sectors such as finance and insurance, while the United…

N.J. considers $38.4M tax break for Atlantic City roller coaster

The company building an entertainment complex anchored by a massive a 350-foot vertical roller coaster in Atlantic City is seeking up to $38.4 million in state tax incentives for the project. The state's Economic Development Authority listed the request by ACB Ownership for 27.8 percent of the total project costs on the agenda for its meeting…

Journalism in the era of clickbait

In an age overwhelmed with clickbait stories, where clicks mean money, is mainstream journalism losing its relevance? And are there any alternative sustainable business models, which allow professional journalists the freedom to produce meaningful and balanced journalism? These were some of the questions put to a panel of TV and radio directors from across the globe…

Shanghai becomes world’s biggest trading city

Official figures are suggesting Shanghai is now the world's largest international trading city due to the government's measures to encourage and upgrade trade. Imports and exports through the city's ports were nearly 6.9 trillion yuan ($1 trillion) last year, accounting for 28.3 percent of national value and 3 percent of global trade. Shanghai overtook Hong Kong…

Maryland Passes Bill Aimed at Stopping Drug “Price Gouging”

A new piece of legislation aimed at stopping the "unconscionable" spikes in drug pricing has been passed with enthusiastic bipartisan support in Maryland. The bill, which was passed 38-7 in the Senate and 137-2 in the House of Representatives, would allow the state's attorney general to seek legal action against pharmaceutical companies for price gouging life-saving…

Kids’ clothing retailer Gymboree reportedly filing for bankruptcy

Children's clothing retailer Gymboree Corp. is filing for bankruptcy, Bloomberg is reporting. The company has a looming June 1 interest payment on its debt -- which amounts to more than $1 billion. Gymboree has about two dozen retail and outlet locations across New Jersey. Retail collapse: The 23 biggest chains closing stores this year According to…

Artist Says ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Breaches His Rights

The creator of the “charging bull” statue in Wall Street believes New York City has infringed his rights by installing a second statue next to the model without his permission. Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica said the “fearless girl” statue of a young girl facing down the bull, put in place on March 7, changed the…

‘Captain Marvel’ Star Brie Larson Expects Some Backlash

Brie Larson knows that she can’t please every comic book fan. The actress will star in 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” but she understands that the movie can’t possibly cover every bit of Carol Danvers’ nearly 50-year history from the Marvel Comics. “To be fair, there are a lot of iterations of her, so there’s going to be…

Tesla Unveils New Solar Roof Tiles

Tesla announced its new solar roof tiles Sunday, without much fanfare. Unlike the solar roof tiles it unveiled in October, the new solar roof tiles will fit on your existing roof. “Our solar panels blend into your roof with integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware. The result is a clean, streamlined look,” the company…