Summer swelter: Earth just had its hottest June on record

Tourists cool themselves off in the 'Nasone' at Pantheon Square in Rome on June 28, 2019. (Photo: Massimo Percossi, EPA-EFE) Last month was the Earth’s hottest June ever record, federal climate scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880.  The warmth was most pronounced in […]

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‘I just can’t leave it like that’: Jennifer Lopez makes up NYC show ended by blackout

Jennifer Lopez performs at Madison Square Garden on July 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ABA) Jennifer Lopez got back out on the Madison Square Garden floor Monday night, giving a full show to attendees of Saturday’s concert cut short following a city-wide power outage in New York. Lopez, a native of the Bronx, told Entertainment Tonight Monday […]

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UPS Just Sent a Clear Message About Which Alternative Fuel Is Winning Now

In late May, shipping giant UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced a seven-year deal with natural-gas-for-transportation leader Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE), to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas. UPS will buy between 22.5 million and 25 million gallons every year through 2026. This is the biggest purchase of renewable natural gas in American history. UPS called RNG "a […]

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Why Okta Shares Just Hit a New High

If you're unfamiliar with Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA), that's understandable — the cloud software company works in a specific niche of the cybersecurity space, helping businesses ensure that the the people accessing their systems really are who they claim to be. So individuals aren't buying what it sells, but given the ever-rising threat that hackers pose, more and more companies are […]

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This High-Yield Stock Just Added More Fuel to Its Dividend Growth Plan

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A)(NYSE: RDS-B) and its MLP Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) both pay high-yielding dividends. However, as attractive as Shell's 5.8% payout might be, Shell Midstream's distribution is even better. Not only does the MLP offer a higher yield at 7.8%, but it also expects to grow its payout at a faster pace given its target of […]

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Just when you got used to core inflation, Powell talks up another measure — ‘trimmed mean’

By now most people have got used to the fact that the Federal Reserve likes to exclude food and energy when it looks at inflation. And it’s for good reason. The Fed understands that people eat and that drivers fill up their gas tanks, but those prices are particularly volatile — and not great at predicting future inflation. OK, but […]

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This High-Yield Stock Just Gave Its Investors a Monster 20% Raise

Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE: PAA) has been on a mission. The oil pipeline master limited partnership (MLP) has been working hard over the past few years to shore up its financial profile so it can return even more cash to investors above its already generous 4.9%-yielding distribution. Those efforts have paid off as the company recently achieved its financial […]

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