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Waste and Recycling Industry Backs $400 Million Infrastructure Bill

“Major organizations representing the American waste and recycling industry have put their support behind a new bipartisan bill that would provide $500 million in federal funding for recycling infrastructure” writes Alyssa Danigelis for environmentalleader.com. SWANA, a nonprofit association representing more than 10,000 waste and recycling professionals in the United States and Canada, sent a letter to the federal government earlier this year expressing support for the RECOVER Act. “China’s imposition of import restrictions on recyclables has significantly challenged many recycling programs over the past year,” the letter said. “Recycling has…

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Here’s how U.S. brokerage companies rank by one very important measure

“The list also excludes asset managers and life insurance companies, many of which provide investment management and brokerage services to their customers” writes Investing Columnist for marketwatch.com. These three companies have relied heavily on interest income from deposits that their brokerage customers place in their subsidiary banks.For Schwab, TD Ameritrade and E-Trade, low commissions are nothing new, although Schwab’s recent push to eliminate most online commissions has pushed the entire industry in that direction. Source: marketwatch.com

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Introducing Influencer Dashboard, a weekly newsletter on the business of YouTube, Instagram, and influencers

“This is Amanda Perelli, and welcome to the influencer industry newsletter from Business Insider: Influencer Dashboard” writes Amanda Perelli for businessinsider.com. I report on the business of social-media influencers and creators, and in this newsletter, you’ll find a weekly look at what’s new in the business of YouTube, Instagram, and the influencer industry at large. Read the full post on how Instagram’s test to hide likes could impact the influencer industry, here. Source: businessinsider.com

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Interactive Brokers Jumps on Fractional Stock Trading Bandwagon

“Fractional share trading allows investors diversify their investment portfolios by spreading their relatively small capital over a broader range of stocks” writes Aziz Abdel-qader for financemagnates.com. Now you can – fractional share trading with the ability to enter order size in terms of dollar amounts is in gradual rollout,” the company said.As such, E*Trade, TradeStation, and Fidelity, having all moved to zero commission trading, could follow suit on fractional trading in the next few weeks.The stock-trading business model of those financial giants now resembles the successful features of other players…

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These lawmakers will take a break from impeachment to end federal ban on marijuana

“Nadler said he expected the federal bill to pass with a bipartisan vote” writes Salant Jsalant Njadvancemedia for nj.com. WASHINGTON — A House committee is poised to take the first step toward removing the federal ban on marijuana, ending a conflict between federal aw and states that have legalized the drug for medical or personal use.Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., called the bill the “Acapulco Gold of marijuana legislation,” referring to a popular brand of cannabis during the 1960s.News of the federal action came a day after New Jersey legislative leaders abandoned…

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The Who are first honored as London unveils Music Walk of Fame

“A dedicated app will allow visitors to learn more about the history of the music industry” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Music Walk of Fame will honor artists and others working in the industry in a series of unveilings between the Roundhouse and the Koko performance venues in the north London district that is popular with musicians. Source: 95kqds.com

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Alliance Involving Microsoft Hopes to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Energy Industry

“Baker Hughes, C3.ai, and Microsoft Corp. today announced an alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to the energy industry on Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform” writes Emily Holbrook for environmentalleader.com. This alliance will enable customers to streamline the adoption of scalable AI solutions for the energy industry that help promote safety, reliability, and sustainability.It leverages the significant energy technology expertise of Baker Hughes, C3.ai’s proven AI platform and applications, and the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.As a result, energy businesses will have a secure and reliable suite…

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Report: Global Blockchain in Energy Market Anticipated to Reach $6.29 Billion by 2024

“There has been a growing need to maintain the demand for energy with adequate supply, by reducing the overall energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency, sustainably” writes Emily Holbrook for environmentalleader.com. Countries such as the US, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK are the frontrunners in the blockchain in energy market.According to Rakhi Tanwar, Principal Analyst at BIS Research, “There have been significant investments in the blockchain in energy industry since last three years.Other key countries in the blockchain market for energy have been Estonia and Australia. Source: environmentalleader.com

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