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Source: Washington Post
The oil industry and key Republicans criticized the Obama administration Friday for moving ahead with regulations requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide, saying the measures would unduly burden...
April 1, 2013 Spectra Energy Retreats on Methane IncidentSource: Mike Benard, featured commentator
Spectra Energy Corporation (NYSE:SE) was forced to backtrack on dismissive assertions it made about a nighttime incident at its huge natural gas compressor station in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, after persistent neighbors and a...
March 28, 2013 In Cyprus, making up a euro solution on the fly - editorialSource: Washington Post
THIS MUCH can be said fairly certainly about the new bailout plan for Cyprus: It’s a big improvement on the previous plan. Last week, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and Cyprus’s own government concocted a...
March 27, 2013 The sustainability of pipelinesSource: Toronto Sun
When it comes to producing, transporting and ultimately exporting Alberta oil to U.S. and Asian markets, the rhetoric is in high gear in Canada and the U.S. So it might be useful to take a hard look at our options in the hope of...
March 26, 2013 The water crisis at homeSource: Newint.org
The Mudumalai sanctuary, close to my home in the Nilgiris, South India, has been declared drought stricken. As we drove back from Bangalore and into the sanctuary, I noted with a sinking heart the parched, brown grasslands,...
March 25, 2013 Mortgages' Future Looks Too Much Like the PastSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IN a perfect world, policy makers, legislators and concerned Americans would have spent the last few years conducting an honest dialogue about two important issues: how to resolve Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-owned...
March 25, 2013 Saving Children From GunsSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
For nearly two months, my assistant, Jennifer Mascia, and I have been publishing a daily blog in which we aggregate articles about shootings from the previous day. Of all the stories we link to, the ones I find hardest to read...
March 21, 2013 The Price of Evil at JPMorgan ChaseSource: Huff Post
$16 billion. - That's how much JPMorgan Chase has paid in fines, settlements and other litigation expenses in the last four years alone. More than half of that amount, $8.5 billion, was paid out in fines and settlements as the...
March 21, 2013 Our Institutions Need to be ReformedSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Question: What’s the core problem with these United States of America? Answer: Our institutions are failing us—miserably! And the problem is systemic.
March 18, 2013 It’s Lose-Lose vs. Win-Win-Win-Win-WinSource: NY Times
ONE of my favorite quotes about the state of U.S. politics was offered a couple years ago by Gerald Seib, a Wall Street Journal columnist, when he observed that “America and its political leaders, after two decades of failing to...
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