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Dear Santa, please bring me this electric café racer

This lightweight carbon fiber-framed electric motorcycle from Denzel promises quick, quiet, and clean transportation for under $5000. […]

Economic Scene: Will a Corporate Tax Holiday Give Workers Anything to Cheer?

Apple alone is sitting on an overseas stash of almost $260 billion, according to Bloomberg, while Microsoft has more than $120 billion parked abroad. The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer does not regularly disclose how much of its offshore profits are stored in foreign tax havens, but the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy estimates that at the end of 2016, it held almost $200 billion abroad.PhotoPfizer products being packaged for shipping in Lincoln, Neb.Credit Dave Weaver/Associated PressOf course, the standard claims are being made about the vast stimulative effects of the repatriated cash. They are being met this time with vigorous counterclaims based on the results of the Bush administration’s shot over a decade ago.Back then, companies found their way around regulations forbidding this use of the money to simply benefit shareholders and corporate chiefs. A Senate commission reported that the top 15 repatriating corporations reduced their overall United States work force by 20,931 jobs, even as share buybacks increased and the annual compensation for their top five executives jumped 27 percent from 2004 to 2005 and another 30 percent the next year.Pfizer, for instance, brought back $35.5 billion, the largest amount repatriated by a single company during the tax holiday, according to the Senate report. Then it turned around and spent over $20 billion in stock repurchases from 2005 to 2007 […]

Facing Months in the Dark, Ordinary Life in Puerto Rico is ‘Beyond Reach’

“People will start going nuts pretty soon,” said Miguel A. Soto-Class, president of the Center for a New Economy, a nonpartisan research organization. “I don’t think it will be ‘Mad Max,’ but people will be looking for diesel and gasoline, more than water even.”The water supply was also becoming a problem. Even in San Juan, people need electricity to access water, and water is also critical to running some air-conditioning systems. At Centro Medico, a major hospital outside San Juan in Río Piedras, the emergency unit was treating patients but had no air-conditioning, said Dr. Johnny Rullán, a physician.But the biggest long-term obstacle was the prospect of months without power.Puerto Ricans are the first to say they can improvise — resolver — when a drought dries them up or a terrible storm knocks them down. […]

BMW’s X2City electric kick scooter will go on sale later this year

Don’t look for it at car dealers, though, because it will only be sold in bike shops. […]

Lightyear One solar electric car charges itself and will have a 500-mile range

A Dutch startup is planning to bring a completely solar-powered electric car to market, which could theoretically let some drivers go for months without plugging it in. […]

This clever folding electric scooter is designed to go (almost) everywhere with you

For those who want an electric mobility option that’s smaller than an e-bike, a folding electric scooter might be just the ticket. […]

Report: Trump’s Paris announcement boosts sales of electric buses

As technology gets cheaper, it’s getting easier to take a real stand on climate. […]