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Daily Archives: October 7, 2017

Gas trucks boom in China as government curbs diesel in war on smog

© Reuters. A logo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is pictured on a LNG truck outside a heavy-duty truck shop in Yutian county By Chen Aizhu YUTIAN, China (Reuters) – On a recent morning in Yutian, a dusty town bisected by the highway that connects Beijing to the sea, Su Meiquan strolled into a dealership packed with hulking trucks and ...

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In a switch, GOP deserts its budget-cutting mantra

The Republican Party has largely abandoned its platform of fiscal restraint, pivoting sharply in a way that could add trillions of dollars in federal debt over the next decade. Cutting spending to balance the budget was almost religion to the Republican Party for much of the past eight years. But all year long, despite their control of the White House ...

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Record High Temperatures Hurt California Wine Harvest

In his family’s four decades of farming vineyards on Sonoma Mountain, Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Winery says he’s never experienced weather like this year. It’s just after 10 o’clock in the morning, and the Benziger crush pad is humming. Huge white bins of dark, dense clusters of grapes zoom by on forklifts, a sorting machine sputters and spits out ...

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