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Google to invest record-breaking amount in renewable energy

"Sustainability has been one of Google's core values ​​from our earliest days. Over the years we've worked hard to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, build products with people and planet in mind, and drive scale change through our supply chains, "said CEO Sundar Pichai in a statement. The company plans to more than double its global solar portfolio, …

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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg hits Trump, key sensors on DC swing

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met President Trump at the White House on Thursday, part of a series of visits with lawmakers who have been critical of the social media giant. A Facebook spokesman described the meeting with Trump as "good" and "constructive," saying that Zuckerberg was in Washington "meeting with policy makers to hear their concerns and talk …

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Strap bags $ 35B valuation when B2B payment sector matures

Stripe announced on Thursday that it has secured a $ 250 million round from investors including General Catalyst, Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz. Financing comes to an acquisition value of $ 35 billion, a significant step from B2B payments the company's latest reported valuation of $ 22.5 billion. It outperforms it from several other highly esteemed companies, including Airbnb and SpaceX, …

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FedEx pilot was arrested in China prior to commercial flight

A FedEx pilot was arrested in China last week after things were found in his checkered bag before boarding a commercial flight, the company confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. FedEx said former US Air Force pilot Todd A. Hohn was later released, and it is working with Chinese authorities to understand what happened at Guangzhou Airport. Air Force Col. …

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China ramps up 'hostage-taking binge' by detaining FedEx pilot

A FedEx pilot was temporarily detained in China – and more such incidents are likely ahead, one expert warns. As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, the pilot, who was a former U.S. Air Force Colonel, was detained in Guangzhou on Sept. 12 while waiting for a commercial flight to Hong Kong after making deliveries. He was reportedly accused …

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Three Mile Island closes Friday

Three Mile Island closes Friday Updated: 18:43 EDT September 19, 2019 Hide transcript View transcript >> TMI SHOULD STOP PRODUCING ELECTRICITY AROUND ABOUT EIGHT TO HOUR HOURS BEFORE THE STEAM COMES OUT. AFTER THE 6050 JOB GOES WELL. AS WORD OF TMI'S IMMINENT CLOSING. Someone came out to take pictures of the still functioning nuclear plant, TMI BEGAN GO ONLINE …

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Amazon orders 100,000 electric trucks to fight climate change

A publicity shot shows the truck Rivian plans to build for Amazon. The Rivian / Amazon truck, viewed from a different angle. Jeff Bezos The R1T from behind.                      The R1S SUV. If it looks like an R1T with more roof and a hatch, that's because it is. Amazon has ordered 100,000 electric trucks from startup Rivian, the e-commerce giant …

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The man jumps to his death at the Facebook headquarters in California

A man has died in an apparent suicide after jumping from the fourth floor of a building at Facebook's California headquarters. Only a few details were released immediately but police said there was no indication of foul play. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday when someone called 9-1-1 to report that a man jumped from the fourth floor …

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Google makes 'biggest corporate purchase' of renewable energy

On Thursday, Google announced its plan to make "the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history." This announcement preceded a day of walkouts by tech employees, including those from Google, who are participating in the Global Climate Strike. The tech workers are demanding their employers take stronger actions to combat climate change. Google's purchase includes a 1,600-megawatt package of …

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Amazon makes "climate promise" when workers plan walkout: NPR

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces the company's climate initiative Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi / Getty Images for Amazon hide captions switch captions Paul Morigi / Getty Images for Amazon Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces the Company's Climate Initiative Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi / Getty Images for …

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