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Del Taco celebrates vegan Beyond Meat taco success

"Since launching 11 days ago, we are very encouraged by increases in both check and traffic, as this new product platform is bringing in many new or lapsed users and appealing to regular Del Taco guests, who are all eager to sample our Beyond Taco offerings," CEO John Cappasola told investors...

The U.S. energy storage market will nearly double this year

Energy storage is increasingly finding its place in the sun. As a technology, it simply offers too many advantages and meets too many needs to be overlooked: it can ramp faster than a gas plant, it can stabilize voltage and frequency, and it can carry electrons from solar generation to deliver...

Dressbarn closings all of its 650 stores after decades in business

“For more than 50 years, Dressbarn has served women’s fashion needs, and we thank all of our dedicated associates for their commitment to Dressbarn and our valued customers,” the retailer’s Chief Financial Officer Steven Taylor said in a statement. “This decision was difficult, but necessary, ...

Solar power tax credit “transferability” is on the table

Currently, there is a cottage industry worth billions that surrounds the management of tax equity partnerships in the solar power industry. Often, single projects with a size smaller than about 1-2 MWdc or a couple of million dollars get passed over by the tax equity crowd because of the “fixe...

Increasing the Scalability of Blockchain Platforms

In recent years, we’ve witnessed the incredible possibility of cryptocurrencies. Digital tokens like Bitcoin and Ether rose from obscurity and became household names, and, although markets are now more tempered, there is little doubt that cryptocurrencies will play a role in the future of mone...

Dutch Central Bank Unimpressed By Blockchain

The Director of payments and market infrastructures at the De Nederlandsche Bank, Petra Hielkema, said “We started with baby steps, understanding the Bitcoin software and mining in a centralised versus decentralized way. Then we built prototypes and tested whether DLT networks could benefit pa...

Japanese startup funding surges 8-fold over 5 years

TOKYO -- Investment by Japanese companies in domestic startups has swelled by more than eight times over the past five years, topping the amount raised through initial public offerings in fiscal 2018, as big businesses scramble to tap fresh sources of innovation.

Venture capital fundin...

China Considers Canceling Trade Talks With U.S.

China is considering canceling trade talks with the United States this week after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to hike tariffs on China, the Wall street Journal reported on Sunday citing a source.

Earlier on Sunday, Trump announced he would hike U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth ...