8:04 a.m. Oct. 21, 2019
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Capital markets are too slow to react to climate risk, prompting Ceres to push Fed, SEC, mega investors harder Nonprofit thinks its Ceres Accelerator can drive the policy changes needed to get to a zero-carbon economyCeres, the 30-year-old nonprofit, will also divert a portion of its new fundraising to help more of the biggest investment portfolios get to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, it said Monday.
7:26 a.m. Oct. 15, 2019
Apple, Boeing, Exxon, Facebook, and Micron to Blame for Earnings Recession
Profit declines for Apple, Boeing, Exxon, Facebook and Micron led the S&P 500 to the first string of consecutive quarterly earnings declines since 2017.
8:27 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019
- Associated Press
Congress, courts fight over radioactive material storage How to safely store radioactive materials has been a highly debated topicHow to safely store radioactive materials has been a highly debated topic.
4:01 a.m. Aug. 24, 2019
- By Jon Swartz
News cycle is daily reminder of Big Tech’s antitrust vulnerabilities Here are the big anti-trust worries Big Tech faces Each of the four Big Tech companies under investigation, to varying degrees, faces exposure to antitrust charges. Their vulnerabilities reflect their marketing strengths, from Apple Inc.’s money-minting App Store to Facebook Inc.’s vice-like grip on social media through its acquisition of WhatsApp.
7:58 a.m. Aug. 7, 2019
- By Paul J. Saunders
Warren’s climate-change disclosure bill is politics-as-usual The SEC shouldn’t establish the social cost of carbonClimate change is a serious problem, but Elizabeth Warren’s plan to put the SEC in charge of setting a social cost for carbon is not realistic.
1:09 p.m. July 17, 2019
The Qualcomm Case Could Shake Up Antitrust Regulation
The stakes are high both for the company and in terms of the competitive playing field for corporations.
3:32 p.m. July 5, 2019
What Barron’s Said About Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca in 1985
In 1985, Chrysler Chairman and CEO Lee Iacocca was on top of the business world. But in an editorial commentary that year, Barron’s had a more skeptical take on Iacocca, who has died at 94.
3:37 a.m. July 2, 2019
- By Anatole Kaletsky
Old age doesn’t kill economic expansions — and the usual culprits are nowhere in sight U.S. economy has been growing for 10 years, and possibly could keep going another 10The idea that economic expansions have some kind of natural lifespan and then die of old age has neither empirical nor theoretical support, writes Anatole Kaletsky.
2:51 a.m. June 24, 2019
- By Jon Swartz
The antitrust suspects: Facebook and Apple appear to be most at risk No easy solution for Google, and Amazon appears pretty safe, antitrust experts tell MarketWatch in assessing Big Tech inquiriesFacebook Inc. and Apple Inc. are most at risk if government regulators are serious about pursuing antitrust actions against Big Tech.
7:42 a.m. June 21, 2019
Trump’s New EPA Plan Is Unlikely to Revive the Coal Industry, Analysts Say
The EPA’s new Affordable Clean Energy Rule replaced an Obama-era plan that pushed for the closure of coal plants. The new rule instead calls for plant-by-plant regulation.
1:05 a.m. June 19, 2019
Apple and Facebook Appear to Be Most at Risk in a New Era of Antitrust
The specter of antitrust action against four of the largest tech companies in the world has evolved into a parlor game among some in Silicon Valley: What antitrust suspect is the most vulnerable?
7:50 a.m. June 11, 2019
PG&E Could Renege on Its Contracts, but It Might Not
A bankruptcy judge ruled that California utility PG&E’s could reject its renewable-energy contracts, but it isn’t clear that would do much to strengthen PG&E’s financial position.
10:44 a.m. May 23, 2019
- By Victor Reklaitis
Companies back bill targeting robocalls that consumer advocate says won’t stop calls Washington takes steps toward limiting automated calls, but it’s a slow process as a range of companies raise concernsWashington is taking steps toward cracking down on robocalls, but experts are noting it’s a slow process as Corporate America raises concerns about potential restrictions.
2:43 p.m. May 2, 2019
SEC opens probe into PG&E over wildfire lossesPG&E Corp. said the Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into the company's disclosures and accounting for losses related to California wildfires. The investigation, tied to fires in 2015, 2017 and 2018, represents a new problem for the troubled utility, which filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, citing wildfire-related liability costs.
1:28 p.m. May 2, 2019
- Associated Press
Trump administration easing offshore drilling safety rules put in place after Deepwater Horizon disaster Revised regulations could save oil industry more than $1.5 billion over the next 10 yearsThe Trump administration moved Thursday to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed nearly a dozen people and was the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history.
1:28 p.m. April 26, 2019
Elon Musk Gets a Long Do-Not-Tweet List From the SEC
Musk agreed not to write, or more specifically tweet, about a list of specific subjects without checking with a company lawyer first.
4:12 p.m. April 3, 2019
- Associated Press
PG&E names CEO from TVA, appoints 10 new board members Bill Johnson to lead California utility battered by wildfire liabilitiesThe troubled California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. named a new chief executive and board members Wednesday amid a bankruptcy proceeding.
6:20 a.m. March 27, 2019
Kinder Morgan Stock Is Falling Because Maintaining Its Rally Will Be Difficult
Citigroup analyst is the latest on Wall Street to rein in his expectations for the energy company after a hot start to the year.
11:24 a.m. Feb. 28, 2019
The AT&T–Time Warner Case Shows a Government Split on Antitrust
There’s little consensus among antitrust experts on vertical mergers and what to do about them
8:15 a.m. Feb. 19, 2019
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
Increased use of natural gas exposes U.S. to cyber attacks, FERC chairman saysA Senate hearing on Thursday focused on the threats to energy infrastructure from hackers, including to natural gas pipelines.
2:47 p.m. Dec. 21, 2018
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