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One of Texas’ largest power providers asked state regulators to force the Dallas-based pipeline company Energy Transfer to continue natural gas service to its power plants.Luminant Corp. says that Energy Transfer has threatened to stop providing natural gas to its plants as soon as Monday because of $21.6 million in fees related to last February's winter storm, according to a report from WFAA.Why it matters: Luminant power plants provide energy to 400,000 Texas homes, businesses, schools and hos
Kurdish-led forces in Syria killed 23 Islamic State militants including foreigners in clashes after the jihadist group attacked a prison in the northeastern city of Hasaka on Thursday, a military source in the Kurdish-led forces said. Seven members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and an allied security force called the Asayish were killed in the attack, an attempt by Islamic State to free prisoners in the jail, the SDF military source said on Friday. Across the border in neighbouring Iraq, 11 Iraqi soldiers including an officer were killed on Friday when Islamic State militants attacked their base in Diyala province, Iraqi Defence Minister Jouma Anad said on Twitter.
It's going to be cold all weekend. Here are a few ways to stay warm.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.📣 Tumble down to the National Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals competition at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Downtown Dallas. 8:30am Saturday and Sunday at 650 S Griffin St. in Dallas. Single-day tickets are $20. 🇯🇵 Visit the newest special exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Courage and Compassion details
👋 Hi, Justin here! The Netflix smash hit Ozark returns today for its fourth and final season. If mafia/drug cartel/Missouri lake shows aren't your thing, here are a couple shows featuring Chicago ready for your binging pleasure.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Station Eleven: If Ozark is too high stress for you, maybe try a show about a flu that kills almost everybody? Station Eleven creates a post-apocalyptic world set in the Chicago area with terrific
Acting on behalf of a reader, we solicited your recommendations for the best cheesecake and key lime in Austin.State of play: Being a dedicated journalist, Asher decided it was his responsibility — nay, his obligation — to truth-test some of these reader recommendations. So, Thursday saw him whizzing around town, braving the cold, to try yet another forkful of cheesecake. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeAlex R. suggested Word of
The Ryman Auditorium this week kickstarted a year-long celebration of its 130th anniversary.Officials promised 130 ticket giveaways, "more residencies than ever" and special events to mark the occasion.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhy it matters: The historic Mother Church of Country Music, which once hosted the Grand Ole Opry, has grown into one of the most famous venues in the world, drawing artists such as Garth Brooks, Do
👋 Hey, Monica here. Last November, Axios reader Brian W. wrote in raving about the quesabirria tacos sold from a tented cart in an AutoZone parking lot.Brian had me at "AutoZone parking lot!"But I was really sold when he mentioned that Antojitos La Esquina also sells "lasagna birria." Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhy it matters: Chicago's full of great quesabirria tacos, stuffed with hot chihuahua cheese and stewed beef or go
Stay warm this winter weekend.And in these COVID times of ours, double-check that events are a go and peek at public health guidelines before you head out. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free🧑🏽🎨 Root for your favorite artist at the Buda Art Brawl as painters battle it out over cumbia music on Friday at 7pm at the Inspired Minds Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$25; kids under age 10 get in free.🎤 Sing along to Dolly Parton hits as Poo
Step aside, Midwest neighbors — Iowa is the belle of the ball when it comes to attracting bald eagles this winter.Driving the news: Not only are these large raptors actively out and about right now — you'll likely find groups of them hanging around together. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhat's happening: The Midwest's recent harsh temperatures are prompting bald eagles to say goodbye to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and m
Note: Data is not shown for states in which the county was unknown for at least 10% of the children vaccinated in that state, or where children vaccination data was unavailable; Reproduced from a KHN analysis of CDC and NCHS data. Chart: Axios VisualsA higher rate of kids in NWA are vaccinated against COVID-19 than most of the state, but the vast majority remain unvaccinated.Why it matters: Children can become very ill if they contract COVID-19, health experts, including state health secretary J
Before the Titans and Bengals clash at Nissan Stadium tomorrow, their fans are waging a battle on the secondary ticket market — a game within the game that will determine the extent of Tennessee's home-field advantage.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeTickets to Titans-Bengals on secondary ticket websites yesterday were the most expensive of this weekend's four divisional round playoff games, indicating that Cincinnati fans are wi
2022 looks to be a big year for development — mega-development. Why it matters: New projects on the North and South sides of Chicago could change the way we look (and live) for years to come. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeLarge developments plans this year include: 🏗 Lincoln Yards: Drive down Elston Ave. near North Ave. and you can see the $6 billion Lincoln Yards project starting to take shape. Well, at least the empty lots i
Data: KFF; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/AxiosTexas lags behind the rest of the country in coronavirus vaccination rates among all races and ethnicity groups surveyed in a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation.The big picture: New data found that of the 42 states that shared race and ethnicity data for vaccination stats, 60% of white and Hispanic people had received at least one COVID vaccine dose, higher than the 54% rate for Black recipients.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Marke
Hungary's opposition plans to lower the tax burden on the poor while ensuring fiscal discipline to put the country on track to adopting the euro should a six-party alliance win power at an April 3 election, its leader Peter Marki-Zay told Reuters. For the first time since taking power in a 2010 landslide, Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his nationalist Fidesz party will face a united front of opposition parties at the ballot. The latest polls published in December and January show a close race, but with Fidesz pulling slightly ahead of the opposition alliance.
Austin is still burning from last year's blizzard.Flashback: Nearly a year after Winter Storm Uri wreaked havoc on Texas' energy grid, plunging many Austinites into a cave-like ice age, the state has entered its sometimes-treacherous winter weather pattern.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: Texans were reminded yet again of the possibility of another blackout Thursday as they woke up to rapidly dropping temperature
Data: Cook County House Price Index; Table: Axios VisualsHome prices in 12 Cook County communities more than doubled over the past 20 years. The rises happened in a county where all 33 submarkets saw home values increase by at least 42%.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Why it matters: The stats offer a peek into communities whose fortunes have risen most over the last two decades. But they can also be a guide for those seeking a new home in this super he
Let the battles for the Golden Shovel begin! Driving the news: Over 250 teams will take over Lake Nokomis this weekend and next for the 2022 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, an amateur, just-for-fun tournament celebrating the Land of 10,000 Lakes' signature sport — pond hockey. Why it matters: Hockey! On a lake! In below zero temperatures! It's peak Minnesota. As the organization's slogan goes, "It's hockey, the way nature intended."Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights wi
Plans to split Nashville between three conservative congressional districts continue to sail through the General Assembly, even as Democrats foreshadow an upcoming court battle.The state Senate yesterday handily approved the redistricting plan along party lines. The state House is scheduled to vote Monday on the matter.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeWhy it matters: The debate so far highlights the power of the Republican superm
If you have $10,000 that isn't needed to pay bills, boost an emergency fund, or pay off short-term debt, consider using it to buy shares of Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) and Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ: SFM), two stocks currently trading at bargain-bin prices. It also owns a large stake (estimated to be around 32%) of the Pokémon Company, the top-grossing media franchise of all time, giving Nintendo exclusive rights to publish its video games on its hardware devices. Over the years, Nintendo has sold many different gaming devices, which form the foundation for its business model.
(Bloomberg) -- PetSmart is in talks to go public through a blank-check company backed by private equity firm KKR & Co., according to people familiar with the matter.Most Read from BloombergEarly Omicron Breakthroughs Show mRNA Vaccines’ WeaknessJeremy Grantham Doubles Down on Crash Call, Says Selloff Has StartedS. Africa Covid-19 Infected Lions Prompt Variant AlertStocks Drop With Futures, Bonds Up as Nerves Fray: Markets WrapThe pet supply retailer, backed by BC Partners, would be valued in the