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Trump administration to give green light to Keystone XL pipeline - LA Times

Reviving a big oil project which environmentalists had hoped was dead and buried, the Trump administration plans to announce Friday that it has issued a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

The project, which would ship 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada's tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries, had been rejected by the Obama administration last year, a move heralded by climate activists. The rejection came just before the former president signed an international agreement on global warming in Paris.

But Trump vowed to undo the previous administration’s work on climate change. He announced soon after taking office that he would seek to restart the pipeline project, a clear signal that he would move aggressively to promote oil development.


Fed rate hike highlights economic news this week

An expected Federal Reserve rate hike highlights a busy week of economic news. While a rate increase is virtually certain, economists will be looking to see whether Fed officials bump up their forecasts for hikes over the next couple of years now that inflation and business confidence are picking up. The week also features reports on inflation, retail sales, housing starts and industrial production.

Fed policymakers signaled last week that a rate increase is likely at a two-day meeting that ends Wednesday. A move was all but guaranteed by Friday’s strong jobs report, which showed 235,000 payroll gains in February, as well as faster wage growth and a drop in the unemployment rate to 4.7%. More suspense surrounds Fed policymakers’ projections. Economists generally believe the central bank’s median estimate will continue to call for three quarter-point rate increases both this year and in 2018. But there’s some risk that gets pushed to four as inflation nears the Fed’s annual 2% target and business confidence keeps juicing markets in anticipation of President Trump’s plan to cut taxes and regulations.


Millennial love for Snapchat extends to the stock - Business Insider

NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - For some millennial investors, loyalty to one of their favorite apps matters more than financial details in the case of Snap Inc.

The stock of Snapchat's parent company has been on a roller-coaster ride since its market debut last week, surging more than 70 percent from the initial public offering price in the first two days of trading and plunging back down by a quarter since.

Some seasoned investors have been wary of the volatile, relatively high-priced stock of a company that has yet to report a profit. But novice investors said their deep affinity with the disappearing-message app prompted them to jump in.


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RadioShack files for bankruptcy a second time

Electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for its second bankruptcy in two years and will close about 200 of its 1,500 stores.

The Fort Worth, Tex.-based company previously filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Since then, General Wireless, a joint venture of hedge fund Standard General and Sprint, acquired the chain and ran 1,700 stores.

General Wireless announced Thursday that it had entered a Chapter 11 filing in the U.S Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

RadioShack is closing about 200 stores and is evaluating options on the remaining 1,300, the company said. Stores remain open for business, as does its website, which promoted a clearance sale on its home page.


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is Now Open In Coralville, IA

Bringing Unique and Flavorful Fast Casual Fare to Iowa River Landing

Fuzzy'sCoralville, IA – Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is now open in Coralville, IA. The 4,533 square-foot fast casual restaurant is instilled with the promise to focus its full attention on promptly and efficiently providing guests with generous helpings of uniquely flavorful foods at a fair price, in a fun atmosphere. Located at 201 East 9th Street, #100, the Coralville location is the fourth built, owned and operated by Corey Butcher, with existing locations in Ankeny, Des Moines and Ames, IA.

“We are very excited to become part of the Iowa River Landing and Coralville community,” said Corey Butcher. “We introduced the Fuzzy’s brand a little over a year ago, and now with our fourth location, we are thrilled to see Iowa is getting a little Fuzzier! Our promise to our guests is a generous helping of fresh, fast, and fun!”

The Coralville location features a large garage door opening up to outdoor two patios, and a variety of booths and high top community tables that allow for both families and parties to dine comfortably. The new Fuzzy’s Taco Shop location is easily accessible for all members of the Iowa River Landing community.  Additionally, on Saturday, March 11th from 4 p.m .to 7 p.m., Fuzzy’s is celebrating its first weekend being open with the launch of Fox Brewing in Eastern Iowa. Fox Brewing is an Iowa Brewery, and they’ll have the Quick Brown Fox available in the area. Brian Fox, owner of Fox brewing, will also be in attendance.  

Fuzzy Taco Shop’s signature Baja Tacos are served on the guests’ choice of a soft or crispy shell, and consist of the diner’s choice of protein including chicken, brisket, ground beef, pork, veggies, grilled or tempura fish, grilled or tempura shrimp, fajita chicken, or fajita beef, and topped with garlic sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, cilantro and feta. Diners can also choose from jumbo burritos, salads, nachos, quesadillas and sandwiches. For a more traditional Mexican dinner, look to one of the enchilada, fajita or combo plates, also customizable with choice of protein.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s 100-plus locations serve breakfast all day long, offering a robust selection that includes breakfast tacos and jumbo burritos (guests can choose from eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes, chorizo and shrimp) as well as the brand’s “breakfast favorites”, including huevos rancheros, migas, chilaquiles, and the breakfast taco plate (all served with Latin-fried potatoes and refried beans), or the signature Big Fuzz Breakfast Sandwich, which is a meal in itself!

Entrees are complimented by starters, including chips paired with queso, fire-roasted salsa, or guacamole, and essential sides such as simmered black beans with pico de gallo, mix-mex rice, cilantro-lime rice, Latin-fried potatoes, Borracho beans, and refried beans. Delicious desserts are the perfect way to complete any meal at Fuzzy’s.

Beverage service showcases soft drinks and tea, as well as draught beer and signature Fuzzy’s margaritas, both served in an 18 oz. schooner.

A kid’s menu featuring entrees children will love is also available, including a taco plate, nachos, cheeseburger quesadilla and chicken sticks, with carrots and ranch dressing offered as a side.

Download the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop “Friends With Benefits” loyalty app to start earning points towards free Fuzzy’s food and merchandise. Every dollar spent is a point earned (on the pre-tax total), and can be used towards great food and merchandise rewards. To download the app visit the iTunes App Store or Android Google Play store and search for “Fuzzy’s”.

Service is provided continuously from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, and catering is also be available. For more information visit, Like Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and Instagram for updates on promotions and your daily fix of taco pictures.

About Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

The original Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Berry Street in Fort Worth, Texas is where the brand’s version of taco heaven was created in 2003. It would have frosty drinks. It would have good vibes. It would be a huge, craving-inducing success. With the continued dedication to serve fresh Mexican-food favorites and the addition of frosty drinks, Fuzzy’s earned a cult-like following, and that first location turned into more than 100 across the country. That means no matter where you roam, you’re never far from Baja tacos, guac and chips, and frozen margaritas. Which is reason enough to celebrate with some, as far as we’re concerned. For more information on Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, please visit their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Snap shares dive for second straight day

During its first two days of trading, starting last Thursday, shares of Snap jumped 59%. On Monday, the selloff began, with Snap closing down 12%.

In Tuesday trading, shares of Snap were down 9.8%, to close at $21.44.

Shares of Snap were initially priced at $17 per share before vaulting to $24 when trading opened on Thursday.