Elizabeth Warren Bill Would Mandate Companies Disclose Climate Risks

The Climate Risk Disclosure Act would impose sweeping rules mandating that publicly traded companies disclose direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, the value of all fossil-fuel related assets, and risk-management strategies to deal with a warming world. Companies also would have to tell investors how their valuation would change under worst-case and best-case scenarios to […]

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Midterms looked horrible for GOP. Then Kavanaugh happened

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(CNN)Hurricane Florence reminded Americans of something that we in coastal areas know all too well — the impact and depth of natural disasters are unpredictable. Some people are lucky enough to ride out the storm. For others, underestimating it is a dangerous mistake. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Any objective analysis shows that Senate […]

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Just wait. Trump will tell us how to judge his Hurricane Florence response.

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Washington (CNN)If history is a guide, it won’t be long after Hurricane Florence’s winds ease and floods ebb that President Donald Trump will award himself high marks for his handling of the latest natural disaster. As Florence has approached, Trump has switched between two extremes, expressing wonderment at the scale of the storm and boasting […]

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FDA Cracks Down On Juul And E-Cigarettes Sold To Teens

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement his agency has seen “clear signs” that use of vaping devices has reached an “epidemic proportion.” Of specific concern are tobacco products flavored to resemble “kid-friendly” foods, the agency said. Although vaping exposes users to far fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes, the addictive component used in […]

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Bodyguards David Budd could be about to save more lives

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“It’s very difficult for those who haven’t experienced PTSD to grasp how it affects people,” he told the BBC. “But from the first episode, it hooked me, and I thought ‘that’s bang on’. The goal for me was to watch to see if he went to get help. I’d sit there, going ‘go on mate, […]

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‘Venom’ and ‘A Star Is Born’: Two big films kick off a typically slow October

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New York (CNN Business)October is typically a slow month at the box office, a time reserved for schlocky horror movies as the studios hold their blockbusters for the holiday season. Not this year, though. “We have another great example of studios recognizing that audiences will come out to see high profile movies regardless of what […]

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Disciples and doubters celebrate legend of Bigfoot at North Carolina festival

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Marion, North Carolina (CNN)A huge crowd of people had gathered on the lawn of the McDowell County Courthouse Saturday when an ape-like creature in a T-shirt bounded through the cheering onlookers and joined Marion Mayor Steve Little on stage. His wife, Monica Fortenberry, couldn’t help but crack a smile. She was skeptical. “There’s just no […]

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