WASHINGTON (AP) — Powered by consumers and fueled by government aid, the U.S. economy is achieving a remarkably fast recovery from the recession that ripped through the nation last year on the heels of the coronavirus and cost tens of millions of Americans their jobs and businesses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence rose sharply for a second straight month, hitting the highest level since the pandemic began, as the rapid rollout of vaccines and another round of U.S. financial support for Americans boosts optimism.
Buying the aging power plant could cost ratepayers $1 billion, says the PSC.
As three generations of utility regulators warned state lawmakers against a bill saddling consumers with a Colstrip Power Plant debt, NorthWestern Energy said the generator would shutter in four years without it.
Senate Bill 84 would give control of the Consumer Counsel’s purse to the Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee.
Goals are often recreated formally around the start of the calendar year, often with aspirations for correcting the previous year’s shortfalls.
The multi-state settlement comes as the result of an investigation into a 2014 data breach that exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot customers nationwide.
That's the word from Anna Gladman, the chief executive of Nib Travel, including World Nomads, which sells insurance for U.S. travelers. Gladman thinks travelers had an awakening as the pandemic unfolded that "not everything can be covered by travel insurance," she wrote in an email.
The summer-long shutdown of the Colstrip power plant in 2018 took center stage Wednesday as NorthWestern Energy made its case for a $23.8 million rate increase to cover unexpected costs.
The Montana Public Service Commission on Tuesday reversed course on requiring more details from NorthWestern Energy about its application to purchase more of Colstrip Power Plant.
Key Republican lawmakers are asking Montana’s consumer advocate to retract concerns about NorthWestern Energy’s proposal to buy a larger share of Colstrip Power Plant.
NorthWestern Energy must provide more details about its plans to buy more of Colstrip Power Plant before state regulators commit Montanans to paying Colstrip costs.
The coronavirus situation isn’t just disrupting 2020 travel plans; it’s also affecting account balances.
NorthWestern Energy’s plans to buy more of Colstrip are lacking details and should be sent back to the drawing board, according to a legal team representing Montana consumers.
Some American consumers are associating Corona beer with the the deadly coronavirus amid growing fears about an outbreak in the United States, according to news reports.
Investigators are concerned customers are overpaying for the 10-square-mile expansion of Rosebud Mine, and also not benefiting from a substantial tax credit.
That has yet to be tested.
If you're spending a lot on convenience — whether in the form of grocery delivery, ride-hailing or meal delivery — your credit card wants to reward you for it, while encouraging you to spend more.
Just because you like to shop doesn’t mean you have to do so without a conscience. And consumers are demanding companies produce wares along those lines as well. Here’s to a year of being aware and being stylish. Global searches between 2018-2019 for the term “secondhand fashion” was up 38%, “low waste weddings” was up 235% and “thrifted home decor” up 308% compared to 2017-2018.