Solar jobs growing 17 times faster than US economy

Solar employment expanded last year 17 times faster than the total US economy, according to an International Renewable Energy Agency report published on Wednesday that cited data from the Solar Foundation. Overall, more than 260,000 people work in the solar industry, up by 24% from 2015.

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China grants Trump dozens of new trademarks

Nine of the applications were approved on Feb. 27, and 25 were approved on Monday, according to Chinese trademark documents reviewed by CNN. The Trump Organization, President Trump’s company, applied for 38 trademarks in China in April 2016, during the presidential campaign.

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White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

There was no immediate explanation from the White House. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded from the meeting, known as a gaggle. The Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the briefing because of how it was handled. The White House Correspondents Association is protesting.

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White House press secretary attacks media for accurately reporting inauguration crowds

He was referring to the delay in Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, Congressman Mike Pompeo, but the comment came after a long digression about how many people had shown up to watch Trump be sworn in as president.

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Trump pick Monica Crowley plagiarized multiple sources in 2012 book – CNNMoney

The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, “What The (Bleep) Just Happened,” found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with minor changes of news articles, other columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia. The New York Times bestseller, published by the HarperCollins imprint Broadside Books, contains no notes or bibliography.

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Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in ‘vote of confidence’ in Trump

Ford cancels plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 U.S. jobs. In exclusive interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Ford CEO Mark Fields says it’s a “vote of confidence” in Trump.

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VC pleas to tech CEOs: Give employees time off to vote

Last week, he pleaded with his Twitter followers to head to the polls on November 8 and asked CEOs of tech firms to consider sending out company-wide messages to employees to block time off on their calendars to do so. Ben Lerer, cofounder of Thrillist, took the bait, tweeting that his company would indeed give its employees the day off.

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Hamilton to stay on front of $10, sources say, and Harriet Tubman gets the $20

The announcement is expected to come later Wednesday from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who will also reveal that a montage of leaders from the women’s suffrage movement will be added to the back of the $10. The redesigned $10 bill is expected to enter circulation by 2020, though it’s unclear what the $20’s time frame is.

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Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert over ‘bathroom law’

The legendary musician announced Friday that his show this Sunday in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been canceled in “solidarity” with those protesting the measure. The newly enactced law requires individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate, and has drawn fierce criticism for excluding legal protections from gay and transgender people.

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