Replay: The workforce of the future

Digital social communities and the rise of the on-demand economy have given rise to a new more independent and entrepreneurial worker.

Photographer: Ken Cedeno

Take a moment…

Let us take a moment to remember that that for many American families Memorial Day is truly a day filled with memories.

Photographer: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/Bloomberg

Trump is energy wild card no more; embraces coal, fracking, KXL (with a caveat)

Why covering Congress these days is a lot like being sent to Punxsutawney; Free wind meets cheap gas; Trump coy on RFS issue.

Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Google will become prey, not the predator

Although monopolies get a bad rap, they’re not always a bad thing. In the short term, modern monopolies are often a boon to consumers.

By Roxana Tiron

(Bloomberg) — U.S. Air Force plans to hold a competition to replace its Vietnam-era helicopters guarding nuclear missile silos in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota, according to Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont.

  • NOTE: Air Force’s decision comes after several members of Congress have made the case for Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to quickly replace the aging UH-1N Hueys
    • Air Force has been weighing whether to use an obscure Depression-era law that would permit it to buy Black Hawks through an already existing U.S. Army contract
  • Daines said in press release competition is “slowest proposed route.”
  • NOTE: Daines met with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James today; Malmstrom Air Force base which houses nuclear missiles is in his home state Daines: “We have an obligation to secure our nuclear weapons at Malmstrom. Right now, our world’s most powerful weapons are sitting unsecured in Americans’ backyards”
  • Daines, a member of the Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee, called for the National Guard to be activated “immediately” to protect the missiles
  • NOTE: Vietnam-era UH-1 N Huey helicopters that are used to guard nuclear missile fields and ferry VIPs in high-security situations
  • NOTE: Nuclear mission could be worth about $1 billion for contractor who wins competition:
Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

M&A activity continues: Hewlett Packard Enterprise spinoff to merge with Computer Sciences Corp

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will merge its $8.5 billion enterprise-services division with Computer Sciences Corp. to form a global information technology (IT) services company with $26 billion in annual revenue.

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Approps dubbed ‘veto bait’

Obama to make Exxon, other contractors disclose their greenhouse-gas emissions and plans for paring them; coal use plummets 24% in first quarter of 2016.