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Conn. retail center installs fuel cells for electricity


  • News-Times (Danbury, Conn.), The

The Danbury Fair retail center, a Macerich property in Danbury, Conn., plans to rely on fuel cells for more than a third of its electricity. "We haven't heard of any other malls in the United States t… Read More

Utilities face prospect of clearing OTC derivatives under EMIR


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Utilities in Europe have options for avoiding clearing their over-the-counter derivatives under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation. However, uncertainty about whether the utilities will be … Read More

Republicans gain a toehold in Silicon Valley


  • Guardian (London), The

The Democratic Party still reigns in Silicon Valley, but as Republicans target the area more aggressively, the Democrats' "hegemony is being tested -- a little," Alastair Gee writes. Read More

Banks alter overdraft policies in anticipation of rules


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As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau scrutinizes overdraft-fee practices, some banks expect additional rules and are taking a proactive approach by changing policies. Regions Financial, for exa… Read More