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New report: Oil spills from offshore transportation way down

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil and natural gas spills from tankers and pipelines in U.S. waters dropped dramatically from the last decade of the 1990s to the one from 2010 through 2019, according to a recent federal report.
The amounts spilled and dumped in wastewater from drilling rigs and production platforms rose, but — i ... (full story)


Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery 'hybrid' plant

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon recently that combines solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated there is the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America.
The project, which will generate enough electricity to power a small city at max ... (full story)


How to cultivate a happier retirement

Researchers have identified several factors besides money that contribute to a happier retirement, including good health, strong relationships and a sense of purpose.
But setbacks are inevitable, in life and in retirement. Not everyone enjoys good health — and no one enjoys it forever. Loved ones die or move away. The purs ... (full story)


Ford to invest $700M, add 500 jobs at Louisville truck plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ford will invest $700 million mainly at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, creating about 500 new jobs over the next four years.
The company made the announcement Tuesday after a state board approved incentives Ford's investment in the state.
Most of the money will go to retool the truck pla ... (full story)


How to help loved ones deal with debt

Juan Pinon, an electrical engineer in McAllen, Texas, struggled with credit card debt for years. It wasn't until he confided in his sister that he began to turn things around.
"It just so happened that one day I opened up to my sister, and she confessed to me that she had debt issues and was able to get out through professi ... (full story)