Developers cancel long-delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, the developers behind the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, announced on Sunday they are canceling the $8 billion project. The natural gas pipeline was set to go from West Virginia through Virginia to North Carolina. The project was first announced in 2014, with the developers saying they wanted the pipeline operational by 2018, but it was delayed due to environmental groups filing several legal challenges over permits. Supporters said the pipeline would create manufacturing and construction jobs, while environmentalists and land owners argued it would destroy Appalachian forests. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Forest Service did have the authority to give the… Read More

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The Jolly Green Giant’s Decades-Long Evolution Raises Some Questions

If you’re a gigantic green farmer wearing a one-shoulder mini romper, will a scarf really do much to keep you warm? That’s one of many questions raised by a photo series depicting the different iterations of the Jolly Green Giant — that mascot of frozen and canned vegetable fame — that circulated over Twitter this weekend. Check out the graphic shared by There’s A New Captain High Liner, And He’s A Total Silver Fox Has Caillou Been A Giant This Whole Time? Mr. Peanut Is Dead. Which Canadian Mascot Should Be Next? …read more Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Business       

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Economist fears ‘best economic news was in June,’ predicts July labor stats will ‘look meaningfully worse’

May and June unexpectedly produced strong jobs reports. The unemployment rate, while alarming, is much lower than it was in April after the first surge in coronavirus cases and appeared to skate around economists’ most pessimistic projections. But Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s analytics, told CBS News’ Margaret Brennan on Sunday that things are likely to take a turn for the worse. Zandi said the return of millions of jobs over the last two months is at least in part the result of states reopening businesses too soon amid the pandemic. Now that infections are climbing in several states that mostly avoided the worst back in March and… Read More

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CERB Recipients Face A ‘Shock’ At Tax Time. Here’s How To Prepare

If you’re one of the millions of Canadians who have received payments from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) in recent months, get ready for an unpleasant reality next spring: There’s a good chance you will owe money to the Canada Revenue Agency. Payments from CERB are fully taxable, and ― unlike with a typical paycheque from an employer ― the taxes owed aren’t taken off the amount the government sends you. For many CERB recipients, “it will be a shock when they find out what they owe next year,” debt relief expert Doug Hoyes of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates told HuffPost Canada in an email. “Even worse, many people… Read More

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Blue Jays Get Federal Approval To Hold Training Camp In Toronto

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will be facing a unique situation when they open their summer training camp this weekend. As the lone MLB team north of the Canada-U.S. border, they’ll have some added rules to follow — like self-isolating in the hotel when not at the field and being separated from family — to keep themselves and the general public safe amid the global coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays had to ask for special permission from the Canadian government to use their Toronto stadium and were given the OK Thursday for training purposes only. A decision is still to be made on whether Toronto can host its home… Read More

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Republicans have found their excuse to leave Americans in the lurch

The June jobs report is out, and Republicans are again declaring victory. Payrolls grew by 4.8 million in June, according to government surveys, and the official unemployment rate fell to “only” 11.1 percent. “HISTORIC JOBS NUMBERS!” President Trump tweeted. The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein reports that in response, Republicans are starting to coalesce around a second round of economic rescue payments that include a sharply smaller super-unemployment benefit (with a boost of $200-300 instead of $600), and a smaller round of more strictly means-tested checks — though Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters he was not yet ready to support the latter. All else equal, it is good that people… Read More

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