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June 2017

Uber crosses the 5 billion trip milestone amid ongoing issues

Uber riders have taken 5 billion trips using the service the company announced today, more than doubling the two billion milestone it hit back in 2016.156 trips began at 7:29:06 AM GMT on May 20, Uber says, putting the ride hailing service over the edge.That's a lot of trips for Uber, which is likely celebrating the traction under a cloud at the…
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In Blow to ‘Clean Coal,’ Flawed Plant Will Burn Gas Instead

The Southern Company on Wednesday effectively gave up on an ambitious “clean coal” project, announcing that a flawed coal-fired power plant in central Mississippi would now burn natural gas instead.The Kemper County plant, built to take advantage of a strip coal mine next door, was three years behind schedule and, at a cost of about $7.5 billion,…
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