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EXPLAINER: ESG investing and the debate surrounding it

May. 19, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's the latest sign ESG investing is now mainstream after starting as a niche corner of Wall Street: It's become the target of Republican politicians and billionaire Elon Musk amid the nation's cultural schism. To use an ESG approach is to consider a company's...

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

May. 19, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republicans are coming out swinging against Wall Street's growing efforts to consider factors like long-term environmental risk in investment decisions, the latest indication that the GOP is willing to damage its relationship with big business to score culture war points. ...

New Twitter policy aims to pierce fog of war misinformation

May. 19, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy cracking down on posts that spread potentially dangerous false stories. The change is part of a broader effort to promote accurate information during times of conflict or crisis. Starting...

New 'disinformation' board paused amid free speech questions

May. 18, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday paused a new and controversial board's work on disinformation and accepted the resignation of its leader, capping weeks of concerns about impinging on free speech rights and frenzied conspiracy theories about the board itself. ...

Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal - on Twitter

May. 17, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that taking over Twitter would enable him to rid the social media platform of its annoying “spam bots." Now he's arguing — without presenting any evidence — that there might be just too many of those automated accounts for the $44 billion deal to move ahead. ...

Musk's China ties add potential risks to Twitter purchase

May. 17, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Elon Musk's ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla's biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter. Other companies that want access to China give in to pressure to follow Beijing's positions on Taiwan and other issues. But...

Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer

May. 16, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave the strongest hint yet Monday that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. Musk told a Miami technology conference that a viable deal at a lower price would not be out of the question, according to a...

A Bezos-Biden squabble: Can corporate taxes tame inflation?

May. 16, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Bezos this weekend became the latest centibillionaire to launch a political fight on Twitter by denouncing a tweet from President Joe Biden about corporate taxes as “disinformation” and "misdirection." The White House quickly retorted Monday that Bezos...

Baltimore designer aims to turn heads with Preakness hats

May. 15, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Preakness may be a gathering centered around horse racing, but for Baltimore native Lacey Johansson, who has been attending festivities for decades, the hats steal the show. “I just liked the hats, and it’s a special day for Baltimore, and it’s the best day...

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

May. 14, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 229 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an...