Posts Tagged 'New York Attorney General'

Nika Knight – Bad Week for Exxon: Outlook Plunges as NY Court Says Climate Criminal Must Comply

ExxonMobil is having a very bad week.

The oil giant was slammed Wednesday with a ruling against it from New York’s highest court in the ongoing climate fraud investigation, as well as a scathing report from a financial analysis firm that suggested the company’s fortunes may be in “irreversible decline.”

The New York State Supreme Court ordered the oil behemoth to comply with the New York attorney general’s subpoena seeking documents relating to the charge that the company hid what ...

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ELIZABETH GROSSMAN – How fossil fuel use threatens kids’ health

The burning of fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas — creates pollution that not only can harm health but also foster climate change. Together these impacts pose an outsize risk to children, studies show. Their data point to a growing need for society to better protect kids. That’s the conclusion of a new report.

It was prepared by Frederica Perera. She is a leading expert on health at Columbia University, in New York City, where she runs the Columbia Center ...

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Eric Zeusse – cWhy Both Clinton & Trump Are Corrupt

In order to overcome the partisanship on both sides of this U.S. Presidential contest, the corruption of both of the candidates needs to be acknowledged, and a quick way to do that is to consider the cases of their respective charities (we’ll go beyond that to a broader view afterward):

On September 10th, David A. Farenthold headlined in the Washington Post, «How Donald Trump retooled his charity to spend other people’s money», and he documented that Trump has lied in his many ...

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Pratap Chatterjee – “Project Omega” Reveals Secrets Of Dark Pools Stock Trading

Investment Technology Group (ITG), a U.S. stock broker, paid a $20.3 million fine for running a secret operation named Project Omega to take advantage of “dark pools” trading orders made by its clients. Experts say that Barclays and Credit Suisse may also soon pay fines for dark pools trading scams.Most traders buy and sell stocks on public stock exchanges – but “dark pools” are essentially private stock markets located inside big banks that allow clients to place secret orders. Such ...

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Why Are Some Supplement Companies Thinking about Giving Durbin What He Wants?

The senator’s bill has been repeatedly defeated. Why capitulate now?

A trade journal reports that some in the supplement industry are apparently considering supporting a Durbin-style proposal for a supplement pre-market notification system. It was reportedly discussed at a recent trade meeting.

What is the explanation? One that we have heard is that some supplement companies are seeking to placate industry critics such as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. We ...

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Everything I Should be Learning About Life I Could be Learning from My Houseplants

Spring reminds us of the cycles of life and spirit.

Each week when I water my houseplants, I am surprised by the subtle changes that have taken place in such a short time. Most of my plants started from seeds or cuttings and continue to grow, sometimes despite their environment and caretaker. Pruning and watering are my moving meditation, and I would like to share the life lessons they have taught me.

Be Adaptable

Many of the plants started out in another apartment ...

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Hightower: Rapacious Companies Go After Defenseless People in Debt

Good news, people: The “boom” is back! Yes, good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom that’s being generated by (of all things) bad times.

As you might know from your own experiences, tens of millions of Americans have been hit hard, knocked down and held down in recent years by the collapse of jobs and wages. This calamity has led to a second blow for millions of the same families, who find themselves suddenly buried in piles of ...

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