Scores of wildfires scorch the U.S. West Coast, killing at least nine

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A NASA MODIS satellite image shows wildfires in Oregon, U.S. September 8, 2020. Picture taken September 8, 2020.

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Dozens of extreme, wind-driven wildfires burned through forests and towns in U.S. West Coast states on Thursday, destroying hundreds of homes, killing at least nine people and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee, authorities said.

Over the past 48 hours, four people died from fires in California, while four were killed in Oregon and a 1-year-old boy died in Washington state, police reported.

The number of people under evacuation orders in Oregon alone climbed late in the

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Nikola dismisses short-seller allegations, calling them a ‘hit job’

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Nikola Motor Company Badger pickup truck

Source: Nikola Motor Company

Nikola on Friday dismissed fraud allegations made in a report by short-selling firm Hindenburg Research and said it is considering legal options.

Shares of the electric-truck maker tumbled Thursday after the Hindenburg report, which alleged its founder Trevor Milton has made false statements to grow the company and partner with top automakers. The accusations come just days after General Motors said it is taking an 11% stake in Nikola and that it will produce its marquee hydrogen fuel cell electric pickup truck the Badger by the end of 2022.

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Citigroup wins deal to offer credit cards for Wayfair, edging out rival Alliance Data Systems

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Niraj Shah, Wayfair CEO

Ashlee Espinal | CNBC

Citigroup won the rights to offer a pair of new credit cards with online furniture seller Wayfair, edging out Alliance Data Systems, CNBC has learned.

The deal happened amid surging demand for home goods as millions of Americans were forced to work remotely from their residences during the coronavirus pandemic. Wayfair saw an 84% jump in second-quarter sales and turned a profit for the first time since going public in 2014. The online retailer’s stock has climbed 192% this year. 

Credit-card issuers have been fiercely jockeying over multi-year co-brand deals as they

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Google cloud to power state-of-art SoFi stadium

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SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

Source: SoFi Stadium

Google on Friday announced it has a multi-year deal to provide its cloud services to SoFi Stadium and the Hollywood Park campus.

Google hopes these sorts of sports deals will help it gain traction against Amazon and Microsoft. In March, Google agreed to a partnership with Major League Baseball to operate its stat-tracking system, Statcast, and provide digital infrastructure for everything from team websites to online ticket sales. But, it still lags far behind Amazon and Microsoft, with about a 4% share of the market according to Gartner.

Google’s cloud services

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