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Northrop Grumman vs. Boeing: Who Will Build the U.S. Military's New ICBMs?

Dave Majumdar Security, A big contract is up for grabs.  The United States Air Force has whittled down the number of would be contractors for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to two. Show More Summary

John Oliver on Nuclear Waste

Nuclear waste poses a serious threat to public health if it’s not stored in a safe place. John Oliver explains why the United States desperately needs to build a metaphorical toilet for all that waste.   Nuclear Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)     The post John Oliver on Nuclear Waste appeared first on The Big Picture.

Raqqa families make daring escapes from Islamic State stronghold

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - As Shawakh al-Omar huddled with 16 relatives in a single room in house in Islamic State's Syrian stronghold Raqqa, a mortar round slammed into the home next door, killing four people and shaking the building...

Building sustainably to solve the housing crisis

There are innumerable perks to living in California, but modestly priced housing is certainly not one of them. It’s undeniable that housing in the Golden State is expensive, and that we have a significant housing shortage. It’s a housing affordability and supply crisis, which severely impacts quality of life and will require some creative policy […]

Statues in the United States and in South Korea

Americans and South Koreans both find themselves contending with their histories through statues, whether tearing them down or building them up.

Some of the ridiculously long and weird company names just banned by China

After banning “bizarre” buildings last year, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce launched a campaign this week against a not-uncommon phenomenon in the country: weird and long company names. Monikers that are paragraphs,...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

The Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy.

Momentum Builds for Bobwhites in Arkansas with Addition of Quail Forever Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist

North Little Rock, Ark. – Aug. 15, 2017 – Quail Forever and its partners have selected Ryan Diener as the organization’s first Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist in the state of Arkansas. Stationed in North Little Rock, Diener willShow More Summary

With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4,000-job plant

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Toyota and Mazda dangled a tantalizing economic prize when they announced plans to build a new 4,000-job plant, setting off a race among the states.        

Wisconsin Assembly Expected to Approve Tax Incentives for Foxconn

The Wisconsin State Assembly will vote Thursday on a $3 billion tax-incentive package for Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group to build a display-panel plant in the state.

Wildfire threatens buildings in Central Oregon; shelter open

Gov. Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act, making additional state resources available to help fight a wildfire burning in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The blaze west of Sisters … Click to Continue »

Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President … Click to Continue »

South Australia to build world's biggest single-tower solar thermal plant

South Australia is going big again -- as in world-beating big. Last month the state government signed a deal with Tesla to build the world's largest lithium-ion battery storage facility. Now State Premier Jay Weatherill has announced...Show More Summary

9 Steps To Help You Build Your Productivity

According to, productivity is the state of being able to generate or produce goods and services. While this definition might sound very precise, there is more to productivity than what meets the eye. Productivity is one of those things that is much better said than done. Show More Summary

Oklahoma attorney general seeks to dismiss preapproval case

Oklahoma's attorney general has requested that state regulators dismiss a preapproval case for a utility that wants to build a $4.5 billion wind farm. The motion against the Public Service … Click to Continue »

State Department report on religious persecution accuses Islamic State of genocide

Rejecting criticism that it has sidelined human rights in U.S. policy, the State Department on Tuesday accused Islamic State of trying to commit genocide of Christians and other minorities as it sought to build an Islamist caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the armed...

Lawsuit: Rent in building owed by Kushner family is too high

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a building owned by the Kushner Cos. filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the business once run by Jared Kushner is charging too much rent in violation of state regulations. The lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn alleges that the Kushner Cos. Show More Summary

Russian inequality is worse than imagined; worse than other post-Soviet states

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The World Wealth and Inequality project's latest white-paper, co-authored by Thomas "Capital in the 21st Century" Piketty, painstaking pieces together fragmentary data-sources to build up a detailed picture of wealth inequality in Russia in the pre-revolutionary period; during phases of the Soviet era; on the eve of the collapse of the USSR; and ever since. (more…)

Lawsuit: Rent in building owed by Kushner family is too high

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a Brooklyn building owned by Jared Kushner's family's real estate company are suing, saying they're being charged too much rent in violation of state regulations. The lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn alleges that Kushner Cos. charges nine residents much higher free-market rents instead of rent-stabilized ones.

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