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Seth Meyers - Trump Meets Kim Jong-un: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the historic meeting between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:15 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Jake Tapper Talks About Trump's Meeting with Kim Jong-un

Jake Tapper talks about covering the G7 summit and President Trump's lack of preparation for his meeting with Kim Jong-un.

Jake Tapper on Bill Clinton Fumbling Questions About the #MeToo Movement

Jake Tapper talks about his novel The Hellfire Club and Bill Clinton fumbling questions about the #MeToo movement, and he reflects on the passing of Anthony Bourdain.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:10 AM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Kim Jong-un's Toilet, Human-Chicken Hybrid - Monologue - 6/11/18

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:07 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Hands a PR Victory to Kim Jong-un

At a historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, President Trump lavishes the brutal dictator with praise and gives him a sweetheart diplomatic deal.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:02 AM (6 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Chris Matthews: Trump Only Wants To Be Friends With Dictators

The host of 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' says the man elected to run the free world is disbanding it.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:00 AM (6 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 6/11/18

Trump Is Fighting For Russia, Fighting With Canada

"Russia is good! Canada is bad! Burgers are pancakes!"

Trump Will Use His 'Touch' And 'Feel' With Kim Jong-Un

Forget preparation and planning. In his meeting Kim Jong-un, Trump is using 'touch' and 'feel.'

Big Furry Hat: Beatles Edition

From this day forth: you cannot say your favorite band is the Beatles. That's like saying your favorite taste is flavor.

The Trump-Kim Boxing Match

Let's get ready to summit!

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:56 AM (4 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Attacks Trudeau as He Heads to Kim Jong-un Summit: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump throwing a tantrum over a G7 summit on the eve of his meeting with Kim Jong-un.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:58 PM (8 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump's G7 Disaster

President Trump alienates allies at the G7 Summit by insulting their leaders, defending Russia and taking an aggressive stance against longstanding trade policies with Canada.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:55 PM (1 replies)

Happy Birthday, Self-Serve Gas

An innovation introduced on June 10, 1964, forever changed fueling.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Today more than 123,000 U.S. convenience stores sell fuel, and self-serve is available in 48 states. But back in 1964, allowing customers to pump their own gas was unheard of, and also was prohibited in most of the country because of state fire codes. Self-serve visionary John Roscoe changed all that when he added remote fueling to one of his Big Top c-stores in Westminster, Colorado, more than 50 years ago.

Roscoe’s stores with self-serve were soon selling an average 4,500 gallons per week. By making the investment in remote fueling, “we effectively got the gasoline business from full-serve gas stations without their labor expenses,” he said. “If you could sell 1,000 gallons of gasoline with a 10-cents-a-gallon margin, you could double your margin without adding much to your expenses.” As state regulations changed and Roscoe’s success caught the attention of others in the industry, self-service became more widely accepted among c-store operators.

Not all were immediately won over, however. “Some convenience store owners thought it was ridiculous, that no one would want to pump their own gas,” said Fred Lowder, who co-owned the Jiffy c-store chain with his father. But as it turns out, cost-conscious customers loved the idea from the start and flocked to c-stores for fill-ups.

There also was the concern about losing store traffic. “Some people thought it was a stupid idea because customers wouldn’t go inside the store anymore, and in-store sales would drop,” said Scott Negley, director of global produce management for Wayne. “But what they found was the opposite: Sales went up because the experience inside the store was better without gas-only customers clogging up the line.”

More: http://www.convenience.org/Media/Daily/Pages/ND0611182_Happy-Birthday-Self-Serve-Gas_Fuels.aspx#.Wx46L9VKhdg
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 11, 2018, 05:04 AM (14 replies)

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.

That’s more than double the about $1 billion in new spending plans announced by firms building or expanding U.S. solar panel factories to take advantage of the tax on imports.

The tariff’s bifurcated impact on the solar industry underscores how protectionist trade measures almost invariably hurt one or more domestic industries for every one they shield from foreign competition. Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, for instance, have hurt manufacturers of U.S. farm equipment made with steel, such as tractors and grain bins, along with the farmers buying them at higher prices.

White House officials did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump announced the tariff in January over protests from most of the solar industry that the move would chill one of America’s fastest-growing sectors.

More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-effect-solar-insight/billions-in-u-s-solar-projects-shelved-after-trump-panel-tariff-idUSKCN1J30CT
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Jun 11, 2018, 03:26 AM (1 replies)
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