Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Business | Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It Tax breaks, land deals and cheap energy have spurred cryptocurrency mining in Georgia, which wants to be a digital data leader. Georgia provided land and cheap electricity so Bitfury, an American company, could set up a Bitcoin mining center in Tbilisi. Credit Credit Daro Sulakauri for The New York Times Supported by ByLiz Alderman Jan. 22, 2019 TBILISI, Georgia — For three years, a windowless warehouse on the edge of town has been whirring with enough energy to power nearly 50,000 homes. Day and night, the warehouse, and dozens of cargo containers in a windswept valley, are generating Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has created a virtual gold rush in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Bitfury, an American technology company, is churning out … [Read more...] about Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing? Supported by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he will push to eliminate single-use plastic bags in the state. But so far, there are scant details about his plan. ByMichael Gold Jan. 15, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] The plastic bag ban plan is back. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday that he would push for a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags as part of his 2019 budget plan, which he will introduce in Albany on Tuesday. Efforts to regulate the bags in New York have been discussed for years; the governor first proposed legislation to prohibit the ubiquitous bags last April. That bill, which stalled in the Republican-led State Senate, came more than a year after Mr. … [Read more...] about A New York Plastic Bag Ban: What Is Cuomo Proposing and Is It a Good Thing?
0 Have your say They are often accused of being careless with money and frittering it away on luxuries such as avocado on toast and pricey tumeric lattes. But now, a report has claimed that millennials are actually saving more for their retirement than the next oldest generation.The survey found that those aged between 24 and 38 years old, who make up generation Y, on average saved 19 per cent of their income for their retirement - while those in generation X - 39-53-year olds - put aside just 16 per cent on average of their income.Meanwhile, according to the report carried out by financial advisory firm deVere Group, Baby Boomers who are aged between 54 and 74 years old, saved the highest proportion at 35 per cent of their income.More than 660 people across the age groups participated in the survey in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the US.Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of the deVere Group, said: “The results of the saving survey are both … [Read more...] about Millennials saving more than Generation X
Democrats are rallying to turn the “Green New Deal” into a centerpiece of their Capitol Hill agenda and the party’s 2020 platform — as soon as they decide what exactly it is. The term has become a potent brand name for a slate of ideas for transforming the economy and fighting climate change, championed by progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and embraced, at least cautiously, by potential presidential nominees including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Beto O’Rourke.Story Continued Below But not all Democrats have signed onto the full agenda that Ocasio-Cortez and her activist allies have rolled into their Green New Deal platforms — which encompasses proposals such as a complete switch to clean energy by 2030, big tax increases on the wealthy, retrofits of every building in the U.S. and a federal guarantee of a well-paying job to everyone who wants one. And some leading Democrats on the Hill … [Read more...] about Question for Democrats: What is a ‘Green New Deal’?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | This Quirky Car Is Japanese. But There’s ‘Something Very British’ About It. Supported by Britain Dispatch ByRichard Pérez-Peña Jan. 11, 2019 LONDON — It just might be the most adorable thing on four wheels. People smile when one cruises by. They point, they wave, they use the word “cute” a lot, and they ask, “What is that?” The tiny Nissan Figaro has an almost cartoonish design that is guaranteed to stand out. To an American living in Britain, who regularly spots pristine Figaros, it would appear to be a highly popular model that was made recently. Every part of that guess is wrong: The Figaro is rather old, built for the 1991 model year, and there never were large numbers anywhere. Nissan never even exported it from Japan. Yet here it is in … [Read more...] about This Quirky Car Is Japanese. But There’s ‘Something Very British’ About It.