There are some nice new products Microsoft announced today. Following is a video of their entire presentation. I’ve included shorter videos that highlight the individual products so you can skip all the flowery bloat.
Data released Tuesday from a late-stage clinical trial showed that study participants in 10 countries including the U.S. who received a second dose of the company’s vaccine two months after the first had 75% protection against symptomatic Covid-19. Participants in the U.S. had 94% protection against the illness. J&J didn’t explain the reason for the […]
Royal Dutch Shell RDS.A -2.16% PLC is close to a deal to sell assets in the Permian basin, the most active U.S. oil field, to ConocoPhillips COP -3.14% for around $9.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal could come Monday, assuming talks don’t fall apart, the people said. It comes as Shell is attempting to cut its carbon […]
Microsoft’s latest purchase scheme comes after two senior Democratic senators proposed a 2% tax on corporate stock buybacks as part of a bid to help fund a $3.5 trillion U.S. budget bill. The potential tax, announced on Friday, was released by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden of Oregon and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod […]
The 68 million people — including retirees, disabled people and others – who rely on the benefits are likely to receive a 6% to 6.1% cost-of-living adjustment next year because of a COVID-19-related spike in inflation, according to the Senior Citizen League. Such a rise would far outpace 1.4% average bumps in Social Security payments […]
Oil prices rose over $2 on Wednesday after industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude inventories and on expectations demand will rise as vaccination roll-outs widen. Brent oil rose $2.14, or 3%, to $75.75 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude climbed $2.28, or 3.2%, to $72.74 a barrel. Brent hit its highest levels […]
The San Ramon, Calif., oil giant is pledging to spend $10 billion through 2028 on biofuels, hydrogen production, carbon capture and other technologies, up from a prior commitment of around $3 billion. Mr. Wirth said in an interview that the spending boost reflects optimism in Chevron’s new energies unit, announced in July to oversee the […]
I stand on the opinion that the best source of “carbon neutral” energy is nuclear. It’s reliable always-on energy that is safer than ever before with modern reactors that don’t produce much nuclear waste. The sudden slowdown in wind-driven electricity production off the coast of the U.K. in recent weeks whipsawed through regional energy markets. […]