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After shaking up Exxon's board, Engine No. 1 widens sights

Dec. 27, 2021 09:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Few had heard of Engine No. 1 until it shocked corporate America this year by pushing Exxon Mobil to revamp its board of directors, in part to focus more on clean energy. Now it’s bringing its active-ownership approach to the world of stock index funds, which sit at the heart of...

Central Nebraska airport gets $1 million federal grant

Dec. 24, 2021 13:24 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island has been awarded a $1 million federal grant under the new infrastucture law. The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $22.2 million to Nebraska under the law, according to the Grand Island...

Insider Q&A: Arjuna Capital's Natasha Lamb

Dec. 20, 2021 09:16 AM EST

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass. (AP) — When highly profitable companies like Microsoft urge shareholders to reject an activist investor's proposal to change corporate policy, investors almost always abide. So it was a shock when nearly 78% of shareholders at Microsoft's Nov. 30 annual...

WVa's Yeager Airport to receive $2.1M in federal funding

Dec. 20, 2021 06:47 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Yeager Airport is in line to receive $2.1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration, the airport said. The funds are from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program under the bipartisan infrastructure plan. More than 3,000 U.S. airports...

New Hampshire airports getting $9.2M in infrastructure funds

Dec. 19, 2021 11:21 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's 14 airports are getting a total of about $9.2 million in the first of five rounds of funding through the federal infrastructure package. The money from the Federal Aviation Administration can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and...

West Virginia airport gets initial $2M in infrastructure law

Dec. 18, 2021 13:43 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s biggest commercial airport says it is receiving $2.1 million in the first year of funding from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure law. Yeager Airport officials say this is the law's first round of five years of funding that can be...

EU faces nuclear rift in decision on energy funds, future

Dec. 17, 2021 07:41 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of the European Union’s two most important nations faced reporters together during a joint news conference early Friday, a show of unity at the end of the EU's final summit of the year. Then two words - “nuclear energy” - intervened. ...

Good COP, bad COP? Takeaways from the new UN climate deal

Nov. 13, 2021 16:50 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — After two years of preparation and 13 days of tough talks, did negotiators at the U.N. climate meeting in Glasgow save the planet? In short: no. But they were hardly expected to do so. The annual Conference of the Parties,...

Youth urge Pacific Rim leaders to act on climate, pandemic

Nov. 10, 2021 03:41 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Young people living in Pacific Rim countries want to see more ambition from their leaders when it comes to tackling climate change and to see money devoted to a shared fund to prepare for future pandemics. Those were two of the messages...

The Latest: British PM to return to COP26 to urge action

Nov. 09, 2021 17:33 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading back to COP26 to press negotiators from around the world to “turn promises into action” in the summit’s closing days. ...