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Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only governments can issue sov ... (full story)


Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day.
The part-time coffee shop worker, who is also studying for ... (full story)


Looking back makes market future brighter

Dear Mr. Berko: Half our investment club believes the market will crash this year and enter into a recession. We're thinking of moving to 80% cash. Your thoughts, please.
Another question: We all did well in our work years, and it's hard to believe how poorly our much-younger Americans are doing. Your comments? -- T.N., Oklahoma ... (full story)


Local


Math explains why the Democrats may have trouble picking a candidate

Math explains why the Democrats may have trouble picking a candidate

(THE CONVERSATION) With 24 declared candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination (and counting), many Americans are likely wondering how the party will ultimately make up its mind and settle on the best candidate.
Asmathematicians, we wondered whether there might not even be a best candidate. In fact, this ... (full story)


State


First Energy electric grid modernization charge improperly imposed

Since 2017, FirstEnergy Companies’ customers have been paying an extra $168 million to $204 million per year through a rider intended to incentivize the companies to modernize their energy-distribution systems. Last week, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) improperly authorized tho ... (full story)


Modification of wind farm permit not subject to stricter location standards

The Ohio Power Siting Board was authorized to allow a proposed 25-turbine wind farm in Huron County to change the model of turbines it will use without subjecting the facility to stricter turbine setback requirements imposed by state lawmakers after the windfarm’s original certification, the Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled.< ... (full story)