Covid-19: our school district -- elementary, middle school, and high school -- is fairly large. The three principals e-mail all those with a stake in the district every time there's a student or staff member, on-campus or off-campus, who tests positive for the virus, completely anonymous, of course.
But highly targeted contact tracing and notification follow. Earlier during the year we were averaging, I suppose, one notification each from at least two of the schools every four or five days. Recently, it seems we have gone almost a month with no notifications. Today, we finally got the first notification in a long time: a second-grader tested positive. The student had last been on campus April 10, about ten days ago.
All three of our granddaughters continue remain-at-home schooling. Sophia will not see the inside of her school during her entire first grade.
Conned: Foxconn shrinks plans for Wisconsin plant. Talk about an understatement for a headline! The original "promise": $10 billion investment by Foxconn. Where it stands now: $672 million. Link at WSJ.
Foxconn, the world’s biggest electronics contract manufacturer, now plans to invest as much as $672 million and create 1,454 jobs by the year 2025 to qualify for $80 million in incentives, according to the contract.
What happened? Foxconn, a supplier of screens for Apple, Inc, has previously said fast-changing LCD technology complicated plans in Wisconsin. In a recent report, Foxconn said the project was also slowed by “cultural assimilation, changing business demands, tariffs, a pandemic, and a presidential election year.”
It's always the first thing in a long list of things that is most important.
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Best utility stocks for 2021, link to Investopedia, April 20, 2021, link here:
- best value utilities stocks
- Sempra Energy
- Vistra Corp
- UGI Corp
- fastest growing utilities stocks
- Essential Utilities
- Edison International
- American Electric Power Company
- utilities stocks with most momentum
- The AES Corp
- UGI Corp
- CenterPoint Energy
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- Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF
Netflix: 1Q21 earnings report -- huge miss.
- revenue: $7.16 billion vs $7.14 forecast;
- EPS: $3.75 vs $2.98 forecast
- paid subscriber additions (PSA): 3.98 million vs 6.29 million expected
A reader sent me the earnings link above. My not ready-for-prime-time reply:
Yes, I was thinking about that today while watching the Apple Special Event.Disney, Apple, Hulu, Netflix, Roku —- just to name a few of the hundreds. Netflix had their day. I think Apple is making the same mistake.
I lost interest in the Apple Special Event when Tim Cook started into television / movie content promos. Give me a break. It seemed very, very infantile. And he started those promos early in the special event.
After the "My Find" AirTags segment the rest of the "special event" went quickly downhill.
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DAPL: if, in fact, "they" made a conscious decision, that is verifiable with an impeccable audit trail, to "locate" the pipeline south of Bismarck for the very reasons stated by the opposition, this becomes a very difficult pill to swallow. [Later: I'm clearly wrong on this. I never should have written this, but it did generate a great explanation. See this post. Again, I was very, very, very wrong regarding this note.]
Legacy Fund deposits for March, 2021, posted April 20, 2021, link here:
- April 20, 2021: $38,551,304.08
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No new permits.
Three producing wells (DUCs) reported as completed:
- 34628, SI/A, Whiting, Tarpon Federal 34-20-2TFH, Sand Creek, first production, 2/21; t--; cum 29K over 19 days; Tarpon Federal wells are tracked here;
- 34627, SI/A, Whiting, Tarpon Federal 34-20TFHU, Sand Creek, first production, 2/21; t--; cum 16K over 12 days; Tarpon Federal wells are tracked here;
- 34629, SI/A, Whiting, Tarpon Federal 34-20-2H, Sand Creek, first production, 2/21; t--; cum 34K over 18 days; Tarpon Federal wells are tracked here;