Business

Business

Coal returns as flashpoint in global climate-change fight

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Coal emerged as the surprise winner from two weeks of international climate talks in Germany, with leaders of the host country and neighboring Poland joining Donald Trump in support of the dirtiest fossil fuel. While more than 20 nations, led by Britain and Canada, pledged to...


Business

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. Honda...


Business

Unions: Power plant contractors violating Navajo labor laws

Navajo Preference Jobs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws. Workers at the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant are installing equipment to cut down on haze-causing...


State

Utah lawmakers consider limiting days for using fireworks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering a plan that would reduce the number of days residents can set off fireworks amid concerns about fires, noise and air pollution in July. State Rep. Jim Dunnigan, a Republican from Taylorsville, proposed legislation this week to allow fireworks two...


Business

Retailers rise again, but tech leads other US stocks lower

APTOPIX Financial Markets Wall Street-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn’t add to the previous day’s gains. A slew of retailers including discount chain Ross...


Business

Rotten Tomatoes under fire for timing of 'Justice League' review

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A lot of people want to throw things at Rotten Tomatoes. The movie-review aggregator waited more than 24 hours to post a poor critics’ score for the new Warner Bros. film “Justice League,” breaking with tradition of posting right after a studio-imposed ban. It...


Business

A CEO's nightmare: An endorsement of the alt-right

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The neo-Nazis were hungry. They had spent the day in a Charlottesville, Virginia, courthouse testifying at the preliminary hearing for a white nationalist jailed for pepper-spraying counterprotesters during August’s deadly Unite the Right rally. Now, after the long...


Business

A CEO's nightmare: An endorsement of the alt-right

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The neo-Nazis were hungry. They had spent the day in a Charlottesville, Virginia, courthouse testifying at the preliminary hearing for a white nationalist jailed for pepper-spraying counterprotesters during August’s deadly Unite the Right rally. Now, after the long...


Business

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR is the car I won't forget from 2017

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. I drive a different car each week 52 weeks a year. Sometimes it’s more like two or three or four different cars. It’s rare that I walk away from one with that sinking feeling of leaving a beloved pet behind before a long trip. You know you’re going to miss her in the quiet...


World

Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource

Germany EU Climate Talks Carbon Future

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr valley. Lake Baldeney has become a symbol for the efforts Germany is making to revive its western...


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