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11:10 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
All of President Biden’s key executive orders — in one chart New president also deploys memorandums, proclamations, other executive actionsAs people and markets around the world adjust to having Joe Biden as U.S. president, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician aims to accomplish without having to work with Congress.
5:06 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
A Barrett court would continue Trump’s deregulatory agenda long after he’s left the White House, experts say Amy Coney Barrett is likely to be a pro-business justice, if confirmedJudge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court has brought the public’s attention to divisive social issues like abortion rights, but replacing the late Justice Ginsburg with a more conservative voice could have an equally important effect on business regulation and the economy.
7:10 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Associated Press
California governor appeals to Warren Buffett to support removal of dams Berkshire owns Oregon utility that owns dams, whose demolition could help salmon populationsGov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing.
5:21 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Climate change poses a ‘systemic threat’ to the economy, investors with $1 trillion at stake warn the Fed and SEC Pension funds and other big investors want regulatory help on climate-change riskThe Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators should act on climate-change concerns to avoid economic disaster, a letter from pension funds and other investors representing almost $1 trillion in assets urges.
7:03 p.m. May 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Michigan floodwaters displace thousands, threaten Superfund site Owner of Edenville Dam, which breached, had been cited for non-compliance issues Floodwaters surging through Central Michigan on Wednesday were mixing with containment ponds at a Dow Chemical Co. plant and could displace sediment from a downstream Superfund site, though the company said there was no risk to people or the environment.
7:32 p.m. May 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Two Michigan dams fail, forcing thousands of evacuations ‘Extremely dangerous’ flash-flood warning following days of heavy rainTwo breached dams caused by several days of rainfall and rising water on Tuesday forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in mid-Michigan, where the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” by morning.
11:55 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 4.1 million; South Korea reports cluster from Seoul nightclubs, and Wuhan, China, has 4 new cases Tesla sues California county stopping its Fremont plant from reopening and AMC stock soars on report of takeover talks with AmazonThe number of cases of COVID-19 rose above 4.1 million on Monday, as South Korea reported a new cluster stemming from Seoul’s nightclub district and China reported four new cases in Wuhan, the city believed to be the source of the outbreak late last year.
8:45 a.m. May 2, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
SEC continues crackdown on claims made during the coronavirus pandemic Move is the latest in a federal crackdown on claims about tests, treatments or equipmentThe Securities and Exchange Commission continued its crackdown on false information in the marketplace relating to COVID-19 tests, treatments or equipment on Friday.
6:30 a.m. April 20, 2020 - Associated Press
10 years after BP spill: Oil drilled deeper and environmental rules relaxed Industry advocates say there’s now a greater emphasis on complex systems that influence safety and fewer, if bigger, active oil platformsTen years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling into deeper and deeper waters, where the payoffs can be huge but the risks are greater than ever.
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