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US regulators endorse efforts to address climate risks

Oct. 21, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. financial regulators on Thursday approved a series of steps toward addressing the dangers that climate change poses to the nation’s financial system. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, which is headed by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

Oct. 21, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico. The...

Indiana office recommends denial of I&M rate hike request

Oct. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's consumer advocate for utilities is recommending that state regulators deny Indiana Michigan Power’s latest request for a rate increase. I&M announced in July that it was seeking approval of a 6.5% rate increase, in part to improve...

Eielson to receive Air Force's first nuclear microreactor

Oct. 20, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A base in interior Alaska has been chosen by the U.S. Air Force to receive its first nuclear microreactor. Eielson Air Force Base was selected in a project that began in 2019, when a National Defense Authorization Act requirement to identify...

German publisher Axel Springer completes Politico takeover

Oct. 19, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German publisher Axel Springer SE said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of U.S.-based political news outlet Politico. The announcement came a day after Axel Springer ousted the top editor of its flagship publication in Germany over misconduct...

High court rejects gas company's pipeline stay request

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has rejected a Supreme Court stay request from the St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri. Roberts did not comment Friday in refusing to...

Spire asks Supreme Court to keep pipeline operational

Oct. 12, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

The St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri, warning that a winter shutdown could be devastating to St. Louis-area customers. In a filing last week, Spire...

Mexico fines tampon, diaper makers for price fixing

Oct. 04, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A regulatory commission in Mexico fined three manufacturers of tampons and diapers just over $15 million Monday for allegedly conspiring to fix prices for the products. Mexico’s Commission on Economic Competition said the price-fixing probably cost...

NIPSCO seeks 17% rate hike for its natural gas customers

Oct. 03, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The utility that provides natural gas for most of northern Indiana has asked state regulators to approve a 17% rate increase for its more than 800,000 gas customers. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory...

Entergy faces $150K fine for violations at its nuclear plant

Oct. 02, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a $150,000 fine against Entergy Operations Inc. for three violations at its nuclear power plant in Louisiana. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the fine Friday regarding Entergy's River Bend Nuclear facility...