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Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 22, 2024.  Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Former President Donald Trump will headline a campaign fundraiser in Nashville on the sidelines of the Bitcoin Conference, where the top ticket is going for $844,600 per person. According to an
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With hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal infrastructure spending under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, companies are eager to cash in. And states are scrambling for their piece of the pie. “We have funding that goes to projects that come from every state, city,
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Not since the New Deal has the U.S. government poured this kind of money into rebuilding America’s infrastructure. Companies and states are clamoring for their piece of that federal jackpot. That helps explain why infrastructure is the major topic of conversation in economic development circles this year, and why it also looms large in CNBC’s
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Coal-fired power plants in Mariveles, Bataan, the Philippines, on June 6, 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Philippines’ dependency on coal-fired power surged 62% last year, overtaking China, Indonesia and Poland, according to London-based energy think-tank Ember. The Philippines was also the most coal-dependent country in Southeast Asia in 2023, as adoption of
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An offshore oil platform is seen at sunset near Huntington Beach, California, on Feb. 9, 2024. David Mcnew | Getty Images Oil prices defied the announcement of extended supply cuts from the OPEC+ alliance with brisk declines, with analysts and traders faulting certain trading strategies and the demand picture for the downturn.   “There is
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