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  • Brayton Point coal plant in Somerset to close, cut 240 jobs

    10/08/2013 11:27:44 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    biz journals ^ | Oct 8, 2013 | Craig Douglas
    The Brayton Point Power Station, the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, is shutting down amid a prolonged slump in energy prices that is forcing power operators nationally to rejigger their budgets and seek out more affordable production strategies. The closure will result in 240 job losses at the Somerset, Mass.-based facility. Its owner, an affiliate of New Jersey-based private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, said in a statement that steps would be taken to mitigate the effects of the job cuts for Brayton Point’s former workers....
  • Hillary Clinton Leads Democratic pack for 2016, Would Beat Chris Christie Head-to-Head (47-41%)

    07/24/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13:52 EST, 24 July 2013 | By David Martosko In Washington
    The next presidential election is more than three years away, but early polling shows Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the Democratic pack by a landslide margin, with a whopping 63 per cent of Democrats telling pollsters that they would vote for the former first lady and Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 13 per cent support - barely one-fifth of Clinton's showing. The GOP field is anyone's game, however, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie only garnering 15 per cent support among Republicans to narrowly lead the pack. He's followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Florida...
  • Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton a Sleeper Candidate for President?

    06/08/2010 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 78 replies · 133+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/8/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    What began as a whisper campaign months ago is now being openly discussed among conservatives, and that is the possibility that former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton could potentially become 'a sleeper candidate' for President in 2012 on the Republican ticket. Bolton's credentials are stellar. While serving at the U.N. he was a fearless and sometimes controversial crusader for American interests at an institution that has major credibility problems with its overt promotion of extremist Islamic groups and nations. As a stalwart proponent of liberty, Bolton made it clear that it is not in U.S. interests to support...
  • Nov. 3 is after October, isn't it?

    10/28/2009 12:12:50 PM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 7 replies · 569+ views
    An observation | 28OCT'09 | mapmaker77
    As the polls in the N.J. governors race go up and down, the race appears to be inside 5 points either way depending on who you listen to. The incumbent gov, Jon Corzine, is not very popular due to his tax and spend policies, as well as his partys' affiliation with pols engaged in massive corruption. His GOP opponent, Chris Christy, doesn't have the same baggage, (except around the waistline), and I have not seen anything that links him to the kind of nefarious doings that the dims are up to. So, everything else being equal, a pretty close race....