Texas Power-Grid Operator Urged to Enhance Emergency Units
U.S.

Texas needs to revamp the procurement of “black start” resources—the power generation that would be needed to jump-start the grid in the event of a collapse—five former members of the Public Utility Commission of Texas said.

Jobless Claims Drop to Another Pandemic Low
U.S. Economy

Worker filings for initial jobless claims have dropped by 35% since late April, slipping below 400,000 last week for the first time since the pandemic started.

New York City Covid-19 Cases Drop Sharply Amid Vaccinations
New York

More than half of eligible people in New York City have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, a milestone that has plunged the overall number of newly reported coronavirus cases to their lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic.

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