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NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels
Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs
EU Maintains Offer to Keep Britain in Despite Vote to Leave

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Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

By Corey Williams |
For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities.

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Convicted Ex-Coal CEO Woos Working Class, Opening Senate Bid

Convicted Ex-Coal CEO Woos Working Class, Opening Senate Bid

By John Raby | Jan 20
A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday. The father of one of the victims called it "a slap in our face."

Mulvaney Requests No Funding for Consumer Agency in 2Q

Mulvaney Requests No Funding for Consumer Agency in 2Q

By Ken Sweet | Jan 20
The Trump-appointed acting director of the federal government's consumer watchdog agency requested zero dollars of funding for its second-quarter budget, saying he intends to first spend down the agency's rainy day fund.

Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 20
Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country.

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 20
Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 20
media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

French President Warns: UK Can't Maintain Full Access to EU

French President Warns: UK Can't Maintain Full Access to EU

Jan 20
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain again that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's single market if it doesn't accept the bloc's founding principles.

Coke Aims to Recycle A Bottle for Each It Sells by 2030

Coke Aims to Recycle A Bottle for Each It Sells by 2030

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 20
Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every beverage it sells by 2030.

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

By Jamey Keaten | Jan 19
A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, amid a trend toward "charismatic strongman politics."

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

By Ken Sweet | Jan 18
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders.

Printing Company: Religious Pamphlets Not Meant for Gay Couple

Printing Company: Religious Pamphlets Not Meant for Gay Couple

Jan 18
A printing company accused of sending discriminatory pamphlets to a gay couple who ordered wedding programs says it has learned the pamphlets were intended to be printed for another customer.

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