A letter signed by the mayors of Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck, Minot and West Fargo stresses the importance of mask-wearing, washing hands and sanitizing surfaces.

“To get us through this wave of COVID-19 and to keep our communities open, it’s crucial to be aware of our behaviors,” the letter states before reminding residents about the importance of hygiene and masks. “We must keep our social interactions to small groups, social distance when out in the public, utilize testing events and stay home if sick.”

In the letter, the phrase “wear a mask” was written in all capital letters.

Signees include Steve Bakken, of Bismarck; Brandon Bochenski, of Grand Forks; Bernie Dardis, of West Fargo; Tim Mahoney, of Fargo; and Shaun Sipma, of Minot.

“We ask for increased diligence from our business community when it comes to NDSmart Restart Recommendations to include occupant capacity in particular. Further disregard may lead to

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BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today EIT InnoEnergy, the world’s largest sustainable energy engine, launches its first virtual edition of The Business Booster event, offering international participants more access to its sustainable portfolio of technologies than ever before. TBB.Connect will take place online from the 4-5 of November 2020 and will bring together global energy investors, policy makers and start-ups to trigger new sustainable business opportunities.

In a bid to accelerate the energy transition, the two-day virtual event will showcase over 150 of the best emerging sustainable energy technologies. With more than 100 start-up pitching sessions, TBB.Connect also boasts a range of C-Level speakers who will discuss the challenges the energy sector faces today. Speakers include Daniel M. Kammen, Lead author for the IPCC, winner of 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Professor, UC Berkeley; Emmanuel Lagarrigue Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Schneider Electric; Giles Dickson

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CleanSpark, Inc. (CLSK) claims to provide software as a service, physical controllers, and consultation services to renewable energy infrastructure. This allows the company to have a diverse range of tools and abilities to help a client create a suitable microgrid platform. However, the reality is CLSK’s microgrid business has not gained any traction, and we doubt it ever will.

CLSK was a former OTC traded stock and got uplisted to the Nasdaq on 1/24/20. CLSK has been trading between $2-$3 from early March until early July, which is a fraction of its current price, which closed at $10.40 on 10/7/20. We believe the reason for the rapid rise in share price is due to news flow with buzz words that attract retail investors, primarily regarding microgrids and electric vehicle batteries and charging stations, sectors that have become hot this quarter.

However, its business hasn’t generated significant revenues and its losses

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SINGAPORE – Some of the world’s biggest banks in commodity trade financing are creating a digital trade finance registry in Singapore to try and mitigate the risk of trade fraud and boost transparency after losing billions of dollars due to a spate of defaults.

Banks have reduced their commodities business this year to cut risk following collapses, including that of Singapore’s Hin Leong Trading (Pte) Ltd, which shocked lenders after instances of financial trouble were laid bare by the coronavirus crisis.

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, DBS Group DBSM.SI and Standard Chartered STAN.L said they are leading a group of 12 other banks in Singapore to create and conduct a central database to access trade transactions financed across banks.


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If you had invested in Florida-based utility NextEra Energy
a decade ago, your total return through this week, including dividends, would have been 600%. That is a phenomenal return for an energy company.

In contrast, if you had invested in ExxonMobil
a decade ago, you have seen the share value decline by half. Add in the dividends, and the total 10-year return of ExxonMobil is -25%.

The stark divergence in performance led to something that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. This week NextEra’s market capitalization surpassed ExxonMobil’s to become the largest U.S. energy company. By the end of the week, ExxonMobil’s value was back on top, but if the trends are any indication, that position will be temporary.

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SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China’s largest pet-focused platform Boqii Holding Limited (BQ.US) launched an initial public offering (IPO) in the US on September 23, 2020. With the IPO, Boqii plans to offer 7 million American depositary shares (ADSs) (each representing 0.75 of the company’s Class A ordinary share) for USD $10-$12 each.

Boqii will become the first US-listed company in the Chinese pet industry. According to data from US-based business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, Boqii is the largest pet-focused platform in China in terms of revenue and number of customers, the largest pet-focused online community in the country in terms of registered users, and the largest pet-focused online retailer in the country in terms of gross merchandise value (GMV).

Boqii has been favored by

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West Bloomfield Township ranks No. 1 for median household income among Michigan cities and townships with at least 65,000 residents, according to Census Bureau estimates released last week.

West Bloomfield, which is located in Oakland County, has a median household income of $114,167, according to the Census Bureau.

Meanwhile, Livingston County ranks first in among the 29 counties with 65,000 or more residents, with a median household income of $86,512.

Below is a list of the 23 Michigan cities and townships included in the new Census data, ranked by 2019 median household income. Also included in each entry is the 2019 median family income and the community’s estimated 2019 poverty rate. Families are defined as households with two or more residents who are related.

Readers can click on a column header to rank the list by that category.

Next is a list of the 30 Michigan counties included in last

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COLUMBUS Columbus is more dependent on municipal income taxes than any of Ohio’s six largest cities, revenue now threatened by a coronavirus-created, work-from-home movement that many experts say may reshape workplaces permanently.

Columbus leads Ohio’s “Big 6” cities — which also include Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton and Toledo — in the percentage of “own-source” revenue that comes from city income tax at 88%, according to a new study from the Greater Ohio Policy Center.

Own-source funds are those taxes cities have sole jurisdiction over to set rates for and collect, such as income taxes, and exclude state and federal grants, and fees for services.

“This is an issue that is not going to go away,” said Alison Goebel, executive director of the Greater Ohio Policy Center, a non-partisan nonprofit that advocates for the revitalization of Ohio communities, particularly struggling rust-belt cities.

An emergency law passed last spring has put on

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  • Mark Haefele — chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, which oversees $1.4 trillion in assets — highlighted five ways investors can position their portfolios for the uncertain months ahead.
  • While the timeline for a vaccine is unknown, Haefele expects an economic recovery next year and said now is the time for investors to pivot into stocks that will benefit.
  • He also said that opportunities can be found in gold and sustainable investments.
  • Investors waiting for a large correction to dive into the market may be disappointed, Haefele said, especially if a vaccine is announced sooner than expected.
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With a blurred vaccine timeline and uncertain US election ahead, portfolio construction can be intimidating.

But Mark Haefele — chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, which oversees $1.4 trillion in assets — says investors holding cash on the sidelines and

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nextracker™, a Flex company, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Shanghai Electric to supply over one gigawatt of its world-leading solar tracker technology, NX Horizon™ to boost energy production for phase five of Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park – the largest in the Middle East. Located 50 kilometers south of Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park is owned by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and will be tasked with driving the city towards the ambitious goal of generating 75 percent of its energy through renewables by 2050.

With close to 40 gigawatts of its solar tracker technology under construction or operating globally, Nextracker has a proven track record of delivering superior PV systems on schedule. Side-by-side test results published in a recent white paper in collaboration with independent testing provider PV Evolution

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