Charli Johnson

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World's largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

After already receiving a controversial $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers, the wealthy investors of a California solar power plant now want a $539 million federal grant to pay off their federal loan.<p>"This is an attempt by very large cash generating companies that have billions on …

Skiing in Andermatt: changes afoot to a resort with awesome off-piste

The skiing around Andermatt is challenging and varied, but will the town’s authentic, traditional Swiss vibe survive the large-scale redevelopment?<p>Before and after the second world war, the White Hare Ski Club organised for hundreds of Britons to travel by train to a small village in the Ursern …

Apple told its sapphire supplier ‘Put on your big boy pants’

Judge Henry Boroff didn't do Apple any favors when he invited the company to specify which portions of Daniel Squiller's 21 pages of testimony were …

NFL Week 10 Picks: Bears Divided, Cardinals United

Riffs, rants, observations and dissenting opinions from the voices in my head: Here's a warped and dented take on this weekend's games, this week featuring a disproportionate number of people with CFL connections, starting with a certain beleaguered head coach.<p><i>Note: All times listed are Eastern,</i> …

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Spent a Semester Abroad

Whether you are in a city to party or to enjoy all the tourist attractions, you are not going to be spending enough time in your room to make the soaring prices of London or Paris worth the dent in your budget.<p><b>The Airport is a Perfect Hotel</b><p>Once you take part in a study abroad program, you will …

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Craft brewer buys supply of missing Count Chocula

Some wait with bated breath for Count Chocula, the cocoa flavored cereal with the chocolate-loving vampire on the box, to appear on store shelves during Halloween.<p>That's why residents of Fort Collins, Colorado were shocked to find that their local grocery store, Albertson's, had been cleared of …

Gaz Métro CEO says TransCanada project will hurt natural gas consumers

The head of Quebec's largest natural gas distributor says TransCanada Corp.'s $12-billion, cross-country project to convert a natural gas pipeline to oil will hurt consumers, raise prices and reduce employment if implemented as proposed.<p>Gaz Métro CEO Sophie Brochu said Tuesday that she is not …

Multinational companies take hit on rising U.S. dollar

With the second-quarter earnings season halfway completed in the United States, many companies are feeling the impact of the strengthening value of the U.S. dollar.<p>The stronger American dollar has been the most cited factor negatively affecting earnings and revenues during the quarter, according to …