Al-Baghdadi is dead, but the Islamic State isn’t. ISIS is alive with means to thrive.

This weekend’s news that Islamic State emir Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had killed himself in Syria’s Idlib Province while being pursued by U.S. special forces operators is unquestionably a major milestone in the fight against the world’s most notorious terrorist group. It also represents an unalloyed political victory for the Trump administration, which has come under fire of late for its decision to […]

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NOAA chief defends Trump but thanks Alabama employees for Dorian forecast

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Struggling to keep his emotions in check, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday and thanked forecasters who contradicted the president’s claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama. Speaking to a meteorology group, acting administrator Neil Jacobs said a NOAA statement issued Friday that criticized the Birmingham-area National […]

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HEXO's Revenue Soars, but Capacity Limits Its Growth

It's been a great year for HEXO Corp. (NYSEMKT: HEXO) so far. The company reported tremendous revenue growth in its first full quarter of sales in the Canadian adult-use recreational marijuana market. It announced the acquisition of Newstrike Brands. And HEXO even received some love from Wall Street, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Christopher Carey naming HEXO as […]

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Housing loans still soft but ‘green shoots’ appear

New mortgage lending remained soft in April, but a rise in the value of loans approved added to signs of potential "green shoots" in the housing market. In figures that pre-date the boost to property sentiment from the federal election result, the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Friday said there was a 1 per cent rise in the value of […]

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Think humans. But tiny. We found them.

The fossils of Homo luzonensis were discovered in Callao Cave in the Philippines. This view is taken from the rear of the first chamber of the cave, where the fossils were found, in the direction of the second chamber. (Photo: AP) Wednesday’s Short List in five words: Explosion. Tiny. Spies. Kardashian. Blackhole. OK, black hole is two words. I tried. It’s Ashley […]

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‘Alert but not alarmed’: Energy industry plays down grid intervention

The energy industry has played down warnings that the electricity grid is failing to keep up with the "unprecedented" shift towards more renewable power, saying the situation is temporary and the risks are being managed. Big power companies and energy experts said daily interventions by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to keep the lights on would be shortlived as […]

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HP Stock Looks Cheap, But I Won't Buy It for This Reason

There's no question that HP (NYSE: HPQ) looks like a value stock. The company expects to produce around $2.17 in per-share adjusted profits this year, putting the price-to-earnings ratio at a miserly 9. HP is valued at about $30 billion, just eight times its full-year guidance for free cash flow. That's the kind of depressed valuation that usually piques my […]

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Climate change is real but the Green New Deal isn't the solution

Seeing green: Beto O’Rourke warns climate change could cause ‘extinction’ The former Texas congressman launches his 2020 presidential campaign with a dire warning. I agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on one thing: The Green New Deal is a pipe dream. It is neither technologically nor politically feasible and doesn’t solve for the fact that global emissions are rising because […]

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