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  • Bill Gates passes Jeff Bezos on list of world's richest people November 16, 2019
    Pineapple Studio/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has reclaimed the title of richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates had been the second wealthiest individual in the world for more than two years, trailing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As of Friday, Bloomberg's data shows Gates is worth $110 billion, […]
  • Nod Hill Brewery Is Connecticut's First Solar Powered Brewery November 16, 2019
    Nod Hill Brewery(Ridgefield, Conn.) -- Nod Hill Brewery in Ridgefield, Connecticut is the state's first and only 100 percent solar powered brewery. Started in 2017 by Rob and David Kaye, a father-son team, Nod Hill Brewery powers their equipment with a 287 kilowatt, 700 panel photovoltaic array on the roof of their building. The array […]
  • Twitter outlines sweeping details of ban on political ads November 16, 2019
    RomanOkopny/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter unveiled its new wide-reaching policy regarding political ads ahead of 2020, after co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced the platform would ban political advertising as social media giants grapple with the veracity and influence of online ads. The policy outlines how the changes will apply to the political sphere and defines […]
  • United joins American and Southwest in extending 737 Max cancellations into March November 15, 2019
    Robert Michaud/iStock(NEW YORK) -- United is joining American and Southwest Airlines in extending cancellations tied to the Boeing 737 Max into March.The Federal Aviation Administration grounded the aircraft after it was involved in two crashes in Indonesia and in Ethiopia that killed a total of 346 people. Although the timing ultimately will be up to […]
  • Defense Secretary says $10B Pentagon cloud contract 'conducted fairly,' despite Amazon dispute November 15, 2019
    iStock/Kiyoshi Tanno(WASHINGTON) -- Amazon is not backing down after the Pentagon awarded Microsoft a lucrative cloud contract deal worth up to $10 billion, saying there was "unmistakable bias" in the government's decision-making process.Defense Secretary Mark Esper, however, defended the Pentagon's decision in a news conference Friday with South Korea's Defense Minister, saying that the awarding […]