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GM posts $2.8B profit, but cautious tone sinks share price

Aug. 04, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors posted a healthy $2.8 billion second-quarter profit Wednesday, but its cautious outlook for the rest of the year spooked investors. The Detroit automaker made the strong profit despite a global shortage of computer chips that have forced...

New tech startup to locate headquarters in Tennessee

Aug. 04, 2021 05:08 AM EDT

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced that technology startup Whisper Aero will build its operations and locate its headquarters in Crossville. Whisper Aero launched last year to develop the “next generation of quiet, electric thrusters for...

PG&E says equipment may be tied to fire, touts improvements

Aug. 03, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said its equipment may have been involved in starting a small wildfire that merged with a massive blaze now threatening homes in the Northern California mountains, a revelation that came Tuesday as the nation's largest utility briefed state...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 03, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. August 1, 2021. Editorial: The McLean County public has been cut off from police scanners. Why that’s a concern. Local law enforcement agencies should reexamine blocking media outlets from hearing live scanner traffic. ...

Maryland offshore wind developer announces expansion plans

Aug. 03, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland offshore wind developer announced plans on Tuesday to expand on a wind turbine project off the coast of Ocean City and create a new steel production facility to make offshore wind foundations. US Wind announced plans to expand its 22-turbine...

DEP: No violations in clearing of woods for power line

Aug. 03, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — There's no evidence to support claims that Central Maine Power is violating its permit requirements while clearing a path for a transmission line in western Maine, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection said. DEP Commissioner Melanie...

Bipartisan bill leaves out key climate, clean energy steps

Aug. 03, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms...

Power shutoffs should be last resort, regulators warn

Aug. 02, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The president of California's utility regulator warned a top power company Monday that power outages to prevent equipment from sparking wildfires should only be used as a last resort. “We need specifics on where you have improved, where you are...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...

Skipper: Docs show no coverup in submarine sinking

Aug. 02, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The release of about 3,000 pages of documents delving into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history has not yielded any sinister effort to hide the truth, a retired Navy skipper says. Instead, documents show the Navy’s policies and...