Calpine Corp. to sell power plant assets to LS Power for $1.57B cash

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor New York, NY, United States (4E) – Calpine Corp. said Friday said it will sell to LS Power its six power plants in its Southeast region in an all-cash deal worth $1.57bn, subject to working capital and some...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014
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Progress, Challenges As Medicaid Rolls Swell in Washington state

Tacoma, WA, United States (KaiserHealth) – Washington state has blown past its targets for signing up new Medicaid participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The program’s ranks have grown roughly 25 percent in the past six months, helping fulfill one of the...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014
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Chinese microblogging site Weibo has strong IPO debut

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer New York, NY, United States (4E) – Chinese micro blogging service Weibo saw its IPO stock price spike to 19 percent after making its debut in New York. The offering started at $17 and by the end of the day Weibo’s...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014
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Users will soon get to ‘unlock’ their Chromebooks using Android devices

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Google is close to releasing an “Easy Unlock” feature for Chromebooks and Android devices. The app will allow users to remotely control their Chromebook using their...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014
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Xbox One sales reach 5 million. Still not enough to beat PS4 sales.

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Microsoft released a press statement confirming that it has sold an estimated 5 million Xbox One units around the world. A big reason for the sales is March’s best-selling...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014
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Chelsea Clinton expecting first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter New York, NY, United States (4E) – Chelsea Clinton and her husband Mac Mezvinsky are expecting their first child together, mom-to-be announced during the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings event on Thursday. She...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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Texas seizes polygamist sect’s ranch, evicts occupants

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Eldorado, TX, United States (4E) – The 1,600-acre ranch of a polygamist sect near Eldorado, Texas was seized by state authorities and its remaining eight occupants were evicted on Wednesday. Agents of the Texas...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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First Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting habitable zone of another star confirmed

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Moffett Field, CA, United States (4E) – U.S. astronomers have confirmed the first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting in a habitable zone of another star. The report on Kepler-186f published in Science Magazine on...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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Obama Sharply Criticizes Republicans, Announces 8 Million Enrollees

Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) – Enrollment in private health insurance on federal and state marketplaces has surged in recent weeks and now totals 8 million, a feisty President Barack Obama said Thursday. “This thing is working,” Obama said at a...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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VP Joe Biden’s son to run for DE governor in 2016

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Wilmington, DE, United States (4E) – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced Thursday he will not seek reelection so he could focus on his bid to be the state’s governor in the 2016 election....
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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