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UPDATE 1-California governor proposes $21 billion wildfire fund -media

California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a fund of up to $21 billion to help utilities pay for future wildfire damage, media reports said on Friday....

UPDATE 1-California governor proposes $21 billion wildfire fund -media

Source: reuters.com

UPDATE 2-California governor proposes a $21 billion wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed helping utilities create a fund of up to $21 billion to compensate future victims of wildfires sparked by the companies' equipment or employees, an aide said on Friday....
2019-06-22 03:48

California governor proposes a $21 billion wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed helping utilities create a fund of up to $21 billion to compensate future victims of wildfires sparked by the companies' equipment or employees, an aide said on Friday....
2019-06-22 02:16

California governor signs bill for $21 billion wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires cau...
2019-07-13 01:00

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill For $21 Billion Wildfire Fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities......
2019-07-13 11:32

California governor signs bill for $21 bln wildfire fund California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state's other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires cau...
2019-07-13 01:16

PG&E proposes reorganization plan with $17.9 billion for wildfire claims California power provider PG&E Corp on Monday unveiled the outlines of a reorganization plan that will pay $17.9 billion for claims stemming from the wildfires that pushed it to seek bankruptcy protection....
2019-09-10 04:16

California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 billion wildfire fund California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fund to help utilities in the state pay for claims arising from future wildfires sparked by their equipment, tackling a top issue for the state....
2019-07-11 23:00

UPDATE 1-U.S. judge approves PG&E $105 million wildfire assistance fund PG&E Corp may set up a $105 million housing fund for victims of 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California, which set records for devastation and were blamed on the utility's equipment, the judge overseeing the investor-owned power producer's bankruptcy r...
2019-05-22 22:16

The Latest: Governor says wildfire near Flagstaff has grown FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey says a wildfire north of Flagstaff has grown to nearly two-thirds of a square mile (400 acres or 1.6 square kilometers.) U.S. For...
2019-07-22 17:16

California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 bln wildfire fund California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fund to help utilities in the state pay for claims arising from future wildfires sparked by their equipment, tackling a top issue for the state after power provider PG&E Co...
2019-07-11 22:16

U.S. judge approves PG&E $105 million wildfire assistance fund PG&E Corp may set up a $105 million housing fund for victims of 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California, which set records for devastation and were blamed on the utility's equipment, the judge overseeing the investor-owned power producer's bankruptcy r...
2019-05-22 22:16

Hawaii governor declares emergency for Maui wildfire Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that has forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches....
2019-07-13 07:48

New York governor proposes ban on flavored e-cigarettes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation on Monday to ban flavored e-cigarettes statewide in an effort to protect young people from the unknown consequences of vaping....
2019-09-09 22:48

Bankruptcy judge approves $105M PG&E fund to help wildfire survivors A federal judge on Wednesday approved a plan for Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. to establish a $105 million relief fund to assist survivors of recent California wildfires caused by its power lines....
2019-05-23 10:48

PG&E wins court approval to set up $105 million wildfire assistance fund PG&E Corp may set up a $105 million housing fund for victims of 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California, which set records for devastation and were blamed on the utility's equipment, the judge overseeing the bankruptcy of the investor-owned power produ...
2019-05-23 00:00

$105M fund for California wildfire survivors approved by judge Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility’s equipment....
2019-05-23 05:00

J&K Governor Proposes Opening Kargil War Hotspots For Trekking Twenty years after Tiger Hills in Kargil became a household name in the entire nation, the hill might soon be opened for the general public as a tourist destination....
2019-08-01 20:32

Columbia's Jeffrey Sachs Proposes Coffee Fund to Help Poor Farmers The world’s coffee farmers are suffering because of low prices, but a fund investing $10 billion a year in helping the poorest improve efficiency and increasing their access to health care and education would boost their standard of living, Columbia ...
2019-07-11 11:01

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments. Attorneys representing 14 local public entities announced the settl...
2019-06-19 01:48

Ohio’s Republican Governor Proposes Gun Laws After Dayton Shooting – but No Restrictions on Weapon Gunman Used Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine introduced a series of proposals that would make it easier to take guns away from “potentially dangerous individuals,” strengthen background checks and provide more resources for mental health care following the shoo...
2019-08-06 19:32

PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments. Attorneys representing 14 local public entities announced the settl...
2019-06-19 03:48

PG&E settles wildfire claims with insurers for $11 billion PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California....
2019-09-13 21:32

PG&E reaches $11 billion settlement relating to wildfire claims California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement with entities representing about 85% of insurance subrogation claims relating to 2017 and 2018 wildfires....
2019-09-13 18:00

Wildfire victims in PG&E bankruptcy to present $24 billion reorganization plan The committee for wildfire victims in the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp said in a court filing on Thursday it was prepared to present a $24 billion reorganization plan for the power provider....
2019-09-20 09:48

Budget Proposes More Foreign Investment in Media, Aviation Union minister NIrmala Sitharaman today indicated the government is ready to relax the norms in Foreign Direct Investment or FDI in sensitive areas like aviation, insurance as well as the media in its......
2019-07-05 10:48

Celebs keep posting misleading photos of Amazon wildfire to social media Well-meaning celebrities trying to bring attention to the Amazon blazes in Brazil are spreading misleading snapshots like wildfire on social media. The raging fires have prompted a handful of celebs such as Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo an...
2019-08-24 00:00

Celebs keep posting misleading photos about Amazon wildfire to social media Well-meaning celebrities trying to bring attention to the Amazon blazes in Brazil are spreading misleading snapshots like wildfire on social media. The raging fires have prompted a handful of celebs such as Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo an...
2019-08-24 00:32

Centre Proposes FDI Norm Relaxation In Media, Aviation, Insurance The government on Friday proposed relaxation in the FDI norms for sectors such as media, aviation, insurance, and single brand retail with a view to attract more overseas investment....
2019-07-05 10:48

UPDATE 1-U.S. FCC approves Nexstar Media deal to buy Tribune Media The Federal Communications Commission on Monday said it had voted to approve Nexstar Media Group Inc's acquisition of Tribune Media Co in a $6.4 billion tie-up....
2019-09-16 20:16

UPDATE 2-U.S. FCC approves Nexstar Media deal to buy Tribune Media The Federal Communications Commission on Monday said it voted to approve Nexstar Media Group Inc's acquisition of Tribune Media Co in a $6.4 billion deal....
2019-09-16 23:16

U.S. Proposes New Tariffs on $4 Billion of E.U. Goods as Trade Dispute Grows The United States moved to impose levies on more products than previously planned in an escalation of its fight with Europe over government aid for Boeing and Airbus....
2019-07-02 20:16

U.S. EPA proposes hike in biofuel mandate to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it has proposed increasing the volume of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel annually to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019....
2019-07-05 19:16

Kamala Harris Proposes $100 Billion Black Homeownership Plan Joining what seems like every black woman in America at Essence Fest, senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveiled a $100 billion plan to increase black homeownership that, if implemented, could serve as a major step toward closing the ra...
2019-07-07 22:32

Alibaba proposes one-to-eight stock split ahead of up to $20 billion HK listing China's Alibaba Group Holding has proposed a one-to-eight stock split ahead of a listing in Hong Kong later this year that is expected to raise up to $20 billion....
2019-06-17 15:48

US proposes $4 billion in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies The list, which includes a range of European foods and liquor, adds to products valued at $21 billion that USTR had identified in April as facing possible tariffs....
2019-07-02 01:32

Bernie Sanders proposes canceling $81 billion U.S. medical debt U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Saturday to cancel $81 billion in existing past-due medical debt for Americans, but offered no details on how it would be financed....
2019-09-01 00:16

USTR proposes $4 billion in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies Just days after reaching a truce in the U.S.-China trade war, the U.S. government on Monday ratcheted up pressure on Europe in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies, threatening tariffs on $4 billion of additional EU goods....
2019-07-02 10:32

Newt Gingrich proposes a $2 billion prize for a human Moon lander Enlarge / Blue Origin has proposed a "Blue Moon" lander to send cargo and potentially humans to the Moon. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) During 2020 campaign speeches, President Donald Trump regularly touches on the theme of commercial space. T...
2019-08-19 21:48

California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015. The post California utility PG&E agrees to pay $1 billion to local governments for wildfire damages dating to 2015 appeare...
2019-06-19 01:48

UPDATE 3-PG&E settles wildfire claims with insurers for $11 bln PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California....
2019-09-13 20:32

Does SoftBank Really Have $108 Billion for Its Vision Fund 2? SoftBank appeared to have pulled off a fundraising coup last month when it announced a technology investment fund with $108 billion in expected capital from the likes of Apple and Microsoft....
2019-08-06 20:16

UPDATE 2-Wildfire victims in PG&E bankruptcy to present $24 bln reorganization plan The committee for wildfire victims in the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp said in a court filing on Thursday it was prepared to present a $24 billion reorganization plan for the power provider....
2019-09-20 07:16

UPDATE 1-FDA proposes shorter deadline for e-cigarette applications The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it can advance the date for the submission of e-cigarette applications, a proposal that could pile more pressure on companies such as Juul Labs Inc, in response to ruling on a lawsuit by anti-tobacco groups....
2019-06-13 17:16

UPDATE 1-California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk Utility PG&E Corp planned to proactively shut off power on Saturday to 27,000 customers in Northern California due to an increased risk of wildfires, officials said....
2019-06-09 06:32

UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products....
2019-09-20 16:48

UPDATE 1-Alibaba proposes one-to-eight stock split ahead of up to $20 bln HK listing China's Alibaba Group Holding has proposed a one-to-eight stock split ahead of a listing in Hong Kong later this year that is expected to raise up to $20 billion....
2019-06-17 09:48

Hedge Fund Loses $1 Billion in One Month on Argentina Bet Hedge fund Autonomy Capital lost about $1 billion last month largely on investments tied to Argentina, making it one of the most prominent investors caught on the wrong side of market turmoil in that country....
2019-09-05 21:00

UPDATE 2-USTR proposes $4 bln in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies Just days after reaching a truce in the U.S.-China trade war, the U.S. government on Monday ratcheted up pressure on Europe in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies, threatening tariffs on $4 billion of additional EU goods....
2019-07-02 04:32

UPDATE 1-USTR proposes $4 bln in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies Just days after reaching a truce in the U.S.-China trade war, the U.S. government on Monday ratcheted up pressure on Europe in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies, threatening tariffs on $4 billion of additional EU goods....
2019-07-02 02:16

Embattled Puerto Rico governor may resign soon, media reports Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello may resign on Wednesday after 11 days of protests against his administration, local media reported, but some protesters warned his resignation would not end demonstrations....
2019-07-24 08:48

SoftBank's Vision Fund to borrow $4 billion against stakes in Uber and two others: FT SoftBank's Vision Fund is looking to borrow $4 billion against its stakes in Uber Technologies Inc, soon-to-go-public Slack Technologies Inc, and blood-testing company Guardant Health Inc, the Financial Times reported, citing people directly involved...
2019-05-30 07:16

N Korea Took $2 Billion In Cyberattacks To Fund Weapons Programme: Report North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using "widespread and increasingly sophisticated" cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency......
2019-08-06 08:32

Blackstone raises $20.5 billion for largest ever real estate fund U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group Inc said on Wednesday it has raised the largest ever real estate fund, amassing $20.5 billion to be invested in property assets around the world....
2019-09-12 08:32

Cory Booker Proposed a $50 Billion Fund to Get Rid of All Our Lead Pipes Senator Cory Booker’s got his eye on the White House, but the Democratic presidential candidate’s roots stretch back to the suburbs of Newark, New Jersey. This city is now facing a massive water crisis as lead leaches into its water supply. In his ne...
2019-09-04 00:16

SoftBank Faces Challenges Raising Latest $100 Billion Fund SoftBank’s bid to raise a second mega fund has met with a chilly reception from some of the world’s biggest money managers, signaling that a crucial initiative for the firm faces significant hurdles....
2019-06-02 23:16

SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is planning to lend up to $20 billion to its employees, including Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, to buy stakes in its second Vision Fund, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/307Ljih on Saturday, citing peo...
2019-08-17 23:48

BlackRock raises $2 billion for Global Credit Opportunities Fund BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset management firm, said on Wednesday it had raised $2 billion for its flagship opportunistic credit fund, Global Credit Opportunities, reflecting investor......
2019-07-31 18:32

North Korea took $2 billion in cyberattacks to fund weapons program: U.N. report North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using "widespread and increasingly sophisticated" cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a confidential U.N. report se...
2019-08-05 23:00

Democrat Warren wants $7 billion fund to give grants to minority entrepreneurs Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing creating a $7 billion fund to provide grants to help more minorities start their own business, she announced on Friday....
2019-06-14 18:16

Fund manager loses $1.8 billion in one day on Argentina bets: Financial Times Franklin Templeton fund manager Michael Hasenstab lost $1.8 billion on Monday due to the market slide in Argentina, according to the Financial Times....
2019-08-14 22:32

Norway fund may have to offload $1 billion stake in Glencore in shift away from coal Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund may have to sell its $1 billion stake in commodities giant Glencore, among other companies that derive more than 30 percent of their revenue from coal, to meet proposed tighter ethical investing rules....
2019-06-12 09:48

UPDATE 3-Big banks score win as U.S. regulator proposes easing post-crisis derivatives rules A U.S. banking regulator on Tuesday proposed easing a rule requiring banks to set aside cash to safeguard derivatives trades between affiliates, marking one of the biggest wins for Wall Street lenders under the business-friendly Trump administration....
2019-09-18 04:00

Chinese private equity firm Centurium raises over $2 billion in debut fund China's Centurium Capital, a big backer of domestic startup Luckin Coffee, said it has raised more than $2 billion in its debut fund, giving the private equity firm more firepower to cut deals......
2019-07-03 08:48

EU drafts plan for hundred billion-dollar fund to take on US tech firms, reports say European Union officials drafted a plan to launch a sovereign wealth fund to invest in companies that could compete with U.S. and Chinese tech giants, according to reports in the Financial Times and Politico....
2019-08-23 15:00

Franklin Templeton fund manager lost $1.8 billion in one day on Argentina bets: Financial Times Franklin Templeton fund manager Michael Hasenstab lost $1.8 billion on Monday due to the market slide in Argentina, according to the Financial Times....
2019-08-14 20:00

Trump's nominee to lead federal media agency used nonprofit donations to fund private company Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker linked to Steve Bannon, saw at least $1.6 million in donations from his nonprofit go into his independent company....
2019-09-21 01:48

UPDATE 1-PG&E in talks with lawmakers on $11 bln fund - Bloomberg Troubled power utility company PG&E Corp has spoken to lawmakers for arranging about $11 billion fund to settle claims related to wildfires, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-05/pg-e-is-said-to-plan-11-billion-fund-to...
2019-06-06 00:32

UPDATE 1-Saudi sovereign fund's strategy in focus Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has pursued eye-catching investments abroad over the past several years, part of reform plans to diversify the economy beyond oil and transform the country into a high-tech investment powerhouse....
2019-06-28 12:48

GateHouse Media Parent to Buy Gannett for $1.4 Billion The country’s two largest newspaper chains agreed to combine their businesses in a roughly $1.4 billion deal, further consolidating an industry reeling from strong economic headwinds....
2019-08-05 23:32

UPDATE 2-U.S. Supreme Court to hear IBM retirement fund dispute The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether managers of a retirement fund for IBM Corp employees that invested in the company's stock can be sued for failing to disclose that its microelectronics business was overvalued....
2019-06-03 18:48

UPDATE 1-Sweden to introduce bank tax to fund defence boost Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Saturday the centre-left coalition government would introduce a bank tax to help fund greater defence spending from 2022....
2019-08-31 16:32

UPDATE 2-Brazilian fund skirts disaster after Argentina rout A Brazilian asset manager posted a deep loss in its long-only equity fund as its bullish stance on Argentina crumbled this week, while its larger long-short hedge fund escaped with a relatively minor loss, internal fund data showed on Wednesday....
2019-08-15 01:32

Greatest Fund Manager Update: Stick With Delaware Healthcare And 3 Others Three of the four mutual fund managers I recommended beat the S&P 500 in June. Only the Oppenheimer Global Opportunities fund lost money. What happened and what should we do?...
2019-05-21 14:48

FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4 billion acquisition of Tribune Media The long, drawn out saga over Tribune Media Company's fate could soon come to an end. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the sale of Tribune to Nexstar Media Group. The $6.4 billion deal will create the nation's lar...
2019-09-17 06:00

GateHouse Media Owner to Acquire Gannett for $1.4 Billion The combined companies, which will publish more than 260 daily newspapers in the United States, expect to save money and speed up their transition to digital media....
2019-08-05 22:32

UPDATE 1-Hargreaves CEO says to forgo bonus until Woodford fund issue resolved Hargreaves Lansdown Chief Executive Officer Chris Hill said on Monday he will forgo a bonus until investors in Neil Woodford's suspended fund, which was backed by the British fund supermarket, have access to their money....
2019-06-17 14:48

UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Hoplite Capital plans to shut down - letter Hedge fund Hoplite Capital is returning money to outside clients after a period of sluggish returns, the firm's founder, John Lykouretzos, told investors in a letter on Wednesday....
2019-08-08 01:48

UPDATE 1-Argentina market rout pummels Brazilian hedge fund A Brazilian hedge fund was among the casualties of Monday's market rout on Argentine assets, with at least 75 percent of its equity exposure suffering losses between 25% and 59%....
2019-08-14 05:16

New Media shares fall on details of $1.4 billion Gannett deal The biggest publishing merger of the year is starting to look like a bust. Shareholders of New Media Investment Group — the publicly traded subsidiary of newspaper owner Gatehouse Media — have sent the stock on a dizzying downward spiral since Monday...
2019-08-07 05:16

UPDATE 2-Paulson's hedge fund calls on Callon to drop merger, sell itself Billionaire investor John Paulson's hedge fund on Monday urged Callon Petroleum Co to drop its proposed $3.2 billion acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc , and instead consider selling itself....
2019-09-09 20:32

UPDATE 1-British lawmakers demand their pension fund divests fossil fuels A third of British lawmakers called on Wednesday for their 700 million pound ($885 million) parliamentary pension fund to divest its holdings in fossil fuel companies to address the climate change "emergency"....
2019-05-22 17:16

UPDATE 2-Hedge fund Third Point calls on Sony to spin off semiconductor unit Daniel Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point LLC called on Sony Corp on Thursday to spin off its semiconductor business and sell off stakes in Sony Financial and other units, in order to position itself as a leading global entertainment company....
2019-06-14 05:16

UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Third Point calls on Sony to spin off semiconductor unit Daniel Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point LLC called on Sony Corp on Thursday to spin off its semiconductor business, sell off stakes in Sony Financial and other units, and position itself as a leading global entertainment company....
2019-06-14 01:48

UPDATE 1-Norway wealth fund should move more investments from Europe to N. America -c.bank Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, should reduce its exposure to European stock markets and instead invest more in the United States and other North American markets, the fund's manager recommended on Tuesday....
2019-08-27 12:16

UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight....
2019-07-17 01:48

Navy wants 350 billion social media posts for epic research project The U.S. Navy wants to amass 350 billion social media posts for a massive data archive that will provide new insight into how people communicate online....
2019-05-30 21:32

Over 3.5 billion people are on social media; Facebook still biggest with teens; Esports on the rise The new Global Digital Statshot report from Hootsuite and We Are Social is packed with all the latest data you need to understand how people are using the internet in July 2019. You’ll find the complete report in the SlideShare embed below, but...
2019-07-17 16:00

UPDATE 2-Hedge fund Elliott hires Goldman partner Barg as head of corporate engagement Elliott Management, one of the world's busiest activist investors, has hired a Goldman Sachs Group Inc partner as its head of corporate engagement as the hedge fund continues to push companies around the globe to perform better....
2019-08-10 04:48

UPDATE 2-Arizona cancels incentive for Nike plant after 'terrible decision' to recall sneaker -governor Arizona's governor on Tuesday withdrew a $1 million incentive for Nike Inc to build a plant in the state after the world's largest sportswear maker canceled release of a sneaker featuring a colonial-era version of the American flag, which critics say...
2019-07-02 23:48

UPDATE 2-Bulgaria approves $1.26 billion deal to buy U.S. F-16 aircraft Bulgaria's government agreed with the United States on Wednesday to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters for its air force for $1.256 billion, the defence ministry said, its biggest military purchase since the fall of Communism....
2019-07-10 14:32

UPDATE 1-Bulgaria approves $1.26 billion deal with US to buy F-16 aircraft Bulgaria's government approved a deal on Wednesday with the United States to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters for its air force for $1.256 billion, the defence ministry said, its biggest military purchase since the fall of Communism....
2019-07-10 14:32

UPDATE 1-EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion Liberty deal Brussels gave its blessing to Vodafone's $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe, clearing the way for the British company to become Europe's largest mobile, broadband and TV provider....
2019-07-18 14:00

UPDATE 2-New Media to buy Gannett for $1.4 bln, creating biggest U.S. newspaper publisher Local media company New Media Investment Group said on Monday it will buy USA Today-owner Gannett Co in a $1.4 billion deal, creating the biggest newspaper owner in the United States as publishers struggle with readers shifting to online sources for ...
2019-08-06 01:32

UPDATE 1-Gannett holds merger talks with Gatehouse Media - WSJ USA Today owner Gannett Co Inc has recently discussed the possibility of a merger with Gatehouse Media Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/gannett-holds-merger-talks-with-gatehouse-media-11559228913 on Thursday, citing ...
2019-05-30 19:48

UPDATE 1-Media and events company Endeavor Group looks to raise $619 mln in IPO Endeavor Group Holdings Inc, an entertainment, sports and talent agency company, said on Monday it was looking to raise up to $619 million in an initial public offering that could value it at as much as $7.8 billion....
2019-09-16 23:16

UPDATE 1-Director of MIT's Media Lab steps down in wake of Epstein revelations The director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after a New Yorker magazine article revealed the lab tried to conceal donations from disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, the university said....
2019-09-08 10:48

UPDATE 1-STS Media gears up to bid for Boost Mobile with sale of FreedomPop Prepaid wireless provider STS Media said on Friday it has agreed to sell its FreedomPop brand to Red Pocket Mobile, as STS readies itself to place a bid for Sprint Corp's Boost Mobile....
2019-06-07 19:32

UPDATE 3-ICC tribunal dismisses Conoco's $1.5 billion claim against PDVSA The International Chamber of Commerce's arbitration tribunal has dismissed U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips' $1.5 billion claim against Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, according to a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters on Friday....
2019-08-03 00:16

UPDATE 3-Slack starts trade with surge, valued at more than $23 billion Shares of Slack Technologies Inc, the fast-growing workplace messaging and communication platform, debuted in public trading at a price of $38.50 each, valuing the company at more than $23 billion, well above the $16 billion reference point set by th...
2019-06-20 18:48

UPDATE 1-Oklahoma judge to rule in $17 billion opioid lawsuit against J&J An Oklahoma judge on Monday will decide whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a $17 billion lawsuit alleging the drugmaker's marketing practices fueled the opioid epidemic by flooding the market with painkillers....
2019-08-26 21:32

UPDATE 1-Electric pickup, batteries included in GM's $7 billion pledge An all-electric pickup truck and an advanced battery system will be part of the $7 billion that General Motors Co has pledged to invest in the United States as parts of contract talks with the United Auto Workers....
2019-09-17 02:00

UPDATE 2-U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday, despite Chinese criticism of the deal....
2019-07-09 05:32

Facebook fined $5 billion by FTC, must update and adopt new privacy, security measures The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook will be a safer social network due to the agency's $5 billion settlement over privacy violations.        ...
2019-07-24 15:48

UPDATE 3-NBCUniversal latest U.S. media company reconsidering Georgia business over abortion law NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia on Thursday joined a wave of U.S. media companies, including Walt Disney Co, saying they will reconsider working in Georgia if a new law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected takes effect....
2019-05-30 23:00

UPDATE 2-Univision explores sale as market appetite for media companies improves Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications Inc is exploring a possible sale and has hired advisers, according to two sources familiar with the matter....
2019-07-04 01:00

UPDATE 1-Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results....
2019-05-25 16:16

UPDATE 1-France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay....
2019-08-25 00:16

UPDATE 2-Trump meets conservatives at 'free speech' social media summit President Donald Trump met with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
2019-07-11 22:16

UPDATE 2-Uber loses $1 billion in quarter, hitting forecast, as revenue rises 20% Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss and a 20% rise in revenue on Thursday in its first quarterly report as a public company, in line with the ride-hailing service's forecasts....
2019-05-30 23:00

UPDATE 1-State Dept approves possible $8 billion fighter jet sale to Taiwan -Pentagon The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification to Congress....
2019-08-21 03:32

UPDATE 4-Saudi Arabia to raise 3 billion with debut euro debt sale Saudi Arabia is set to raise 3 billion euro out of orders in excess of 14.5 billion with its first bond issuance denominated in that currency, as the kingdom taps new financing sources to cover its budgetary needs in an era of lower oil prices....
2019-07-02 18:48

UPDATE 1-Europe's China telecoms gear ban would cost industry $3.5 billion -report Replacing Chinese telecoms equipment would cost European telecom operators about $3.5 billion, a report by industry research firm Strand Consult predicted on Friday, far lower than the figure a lobby group came up with....
2019-09-20 15:48

UPDATE 2-Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran messages during U.S. midterms: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesda...
2019-05-29 03:16

UPDATE 1-House Intelligence chief presses social media companies on deepfake policies U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections....
2019-07-16 05:01

UPDATE 3-Mexico issues arrest warrant for ex-Pemex CEO in anti-graft push -media Mexico issued an arrest warrant for a former chief of Mexican oil company Pemex, government-owned media said on Tuesday, in the first blow against ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto's inner circle since a new government took office promising to clean up...
2019-05-29 03:48

UPDATE 3-Uber loses $1 billion in quarter as costs grow for drivers, food delivery Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss on Thursday as the ride-hailing service spends heavily to build up its food delivery and freight businesses, sending revenues up 20% in its first quarterly report as a public company....
2019-05-31 03:16

UPDATE 4-Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan....
2019-05-25 05:48

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Uber loses $1 billion in quarter, hitting forecast, as revenue rises 20% Uber Technologies Inc reported a $1 billion loss and a 20% rise in revenue on Thursday in its first quarterly report as a public company, in line with the ride-hailing service's forecasts....
2019-05-31 03:16

Rand Paul blocks attempt to permanently fund 9/11 victims fund Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand accused Republicans of playing “political games” after a GOP senator Wednesday blocked her effort to permanently fund the 9/11 victim compensation. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) attempted to pass the legislation by voice vote ...
2019-07-18 08:32

Peltz's Trian Fund may push for changes at mutual fund Legg Mason Nelson Peltzs' Trian Fund Management LP may push Legg Mason Inc. to implement changes to boost returns, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, the second time in 10 years that Trian has......
2019-05-21 17:48

McConnell vows to fully fund 9/11 victim fund, wonders why Jon Stewart is 'all bent out of shape' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly pushed back Monday against Jon Stewart following the comedian's complaints that the senator has not dealt "compassionately" with the health problems 9/11 responders have faced in the years following the...
2019-06-18 00:16

Most SoftBank Vision Fund investors want to join the second fund, says CEO Masayoshi Son Most investors in SoftBank Group's $100 billion Vision Fund want to join the group's forthcoming second fund, founder and Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday, adding discussions would begin soon....
2019-06-19 09:48

Most SoftBank Vision Fund investors want to join second fund: CEO Son Most investors in SoftBank Group Corp's $100 billion Vision Fund want to join the group's forthcoming second fund, founder and Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 05:32

Sports Illustrated's Media Operations Pawned Off To Unproven Start-Up Helmed By Longtime Media Creeps Control of Sports Illustrated’s media operations has changed hands once again, just three weeks after the now former SI owner Meredith Corp sold the magazine’s name and licensing rights to Authentic Brands Group. Per a press release posted by Meredit...
2019-06-18 02:16

Global Media Forum 2019: Populists, media and power Who holds the power in politics and society? That is one of the questions to be discussed in depth by international participants at DW's Global Media Forum 2019....
2019-05-26 09:48

Hurricane Dorian insured losses in Caribbean to range from $1.5 billion to $3 billion: AIR worldwide Insurance industry losses in the Caribbean spurred by Hurricane Dorian will range between $1.5 billion to $3 billion, according to catastrophe risk modeler AIR Worldwide, a Verisk Analytics Inc unit....
2019-09-06 16:32

Jeff Bezos Cashes in $1.8 Billion of Amazon Stock, Will Keep $1.4 Billion After Taxes Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s richest person, has cashed in $1.8 billion worth of Amazon shares, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission submitted last night. Bezos will keep an estimated $1.4 billion from...
2019-08-01 21:00

Drugmaker Purdue Pharma reportedly offered $10 billion to $12 billion to settle opioid claims Reuters Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are offering to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits for $10 billion to $12 billion, NBC News reported on Tuesday, The lawsuits accused the company of aggressively marketing prescription opioids w...
2019-08-28 13:48

Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 billion-$12 billion offer to settle opioid lawsuits: sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday....
2019-08-28 01:32

Purdue Pharma in discussion on $10 billion-$12 billion offer to settle opioid claims: sources OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and its owners, the Sackler family, are in discussion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company for $10 billion to $12 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday....
2019-08-27 23:00

Chewy stock IPO raises more than $1 billion. Values company at $8.8 billion Chewy.com, the online pet product retailer owned by PetSmart, priced its IPO at $22 per share Thursday, above the expected range.       ...
2019-06-14 18:32

Why media, especially social media, is vital for Jack Hughes Jarrod Moses, the president of United Entertainment Group, and Jack Hughes discuss how media and social media can help grow Hughes' brand.       ...
2019-07-08 19:00

U.S. FCC approves Nexstar Media deal to buy Tribune media The Federal Communications Commission on Monday said it had voted to approve Nexstar Media Group Inc's acquisition of Tribune Media Co in a $6.4 billion tie-up....
2019-09-16 20:16

WeWork seeks $20 billion-$30 billion in IPO valuation: Bloomberg WeWork owner The We Company is targeting an initial stock market valuation of less than half of estimates from earlier this year, according to a report on Thursday, another sign of growing skepticism among investors about big but unprofitable technol...
2019-09-05 15:48

Uber Lost Another $5.2 Billion, Has Now Burned $16.2 Billion Since 2016 Uber, a company that uses rich people’s money to subsidize artificially cheap taxi rides provided by underpaid drivers, continued its streak of having never made a profit by losing another $5.2 billion in the second quarter of 2019....
2019-08-09 00:16

HTC might be about to revive the 'Wildfire' name The HTC U11Earlier this week HTC introduced two new smartphones after many months of silence. This kind of announcement probably won’t become a regular thing anytime soon, but rumor has it the brand is working on a 5G flagship for later this year. An...
2019-06-13 17:32

Trump poised to hold social media summit without social media companies President Trump's forum on social media may occur without the participation of the tech firms he accuses of squelching speech and sapping his follower growth....
2019-07-04 20:48

Wildfire burning in Catalina Mountains TUCSON – A fire sparked in the Catalina Mountains Thursday night. According to Rural Metro Fire District, who initially responded to the fire, the fire is burning in a remote area. Pima County Sheriff’s Office says the fire does not appear to be a th...
2019-08-23 22:00

Self-igniting manure most likely the cause of Spain’s wildfire The fire, which has burned through about 15,000 acres so far, comes in the midst of a brutal heat wave that's swept over Europe, particularly France and Spain....
2019-06-29 20:32

Manure likely cause of Spain wildfire: reports Improperly stored chicken manure that spontaneously combusted during a heat wave is reportedly the likely cause of an out-of-control wildfire that has burned more than 13,000 acres in Spain....
2019-06-28 12:48

Portugal wildfire declared under control Firefighters have expressed optimism as they battle against the inferno that has been raging in central Portugal since the weekend. Nearly 40 people have been injured in the blazes....
2019-07-23 18:16

FBI: Media 'wrong' on Garlic Festival shooter's white supremacy ideology, despite social media post In an Instagram post just before the shooting, an account believed to be the gunman's urged people to read a book associated with white supremacists.        ...
2019-08-02 03:16

Sport businesses become digital media companies in the digital media revolution Another post by my favorite sports influencer and thought leader, Stephen Bourke. He charts the present and the future of an industry that has enormous impact: sports....
2019-07-01 18:32

Wildfire near Superior now has tripled in size since Friday SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) – A human-caused wildfire in east-central Arizona near Superior continues to grow and remains uncontained. The blaze that’s been burning for a week now in the Tonto National Forest has charred about 57 square miles (1...
2019-06-16 21:32

PG&E shuts power to some to lower wildfire risks Pacific Gas & Electric warned Friday it might turn off electricity to thousands of customers in Northern California this weekend to reduce the risk of wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and wiped out nearly ...
2019-06-08 10:16

Bill to Help PG&E Pay Wildfire Claims Shelved in California PG&E’s last-minute push for legislation to help it pay off billions of dollars in wildfire claims fell apart as the California lawmaker who authored the measure said he would shelve the proposal for the year....
2019-09-07 15:32

Air pollution app now doubles as a wildfire warning system Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent than ever, and can have lingering effects on the air quality. Breezometer, a free app that offers real-time air quality data, announced that it will be offering fire alerts to help users determine if th...
2019-09-19 22:00

Wildfire threatens Southern California homes Renewed winds are presenting challenges for crews battling a stubborn wildfire near a Southern California neighborhood. The fire that broke out Wednesday on rural land in Riverside County grew to more than 2 square miles. (Sept. 6)    ...
2019-09-06 12:00

California utility to pay $1B settlement for wildfire damage Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $1 billion settlement to parts of Northern California for a string of wildfires blamed on the utility, including the devastating Camp Fire last year....
2019-06-19 19:16

Population of California town torched by wildfire down 90% SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New figures released by California Gov. Gavin Newsom show the town of Paradise has lost over 90% of its population since a wildfire killed 85 people last year. A door-to-door survey in April counted 2,034 residents, down from pre...
2019-07-12 12:48

Hundreds of firefighters assigned to Arizona wildfire SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters are assigned to an Arizona wildfire that incident managers anticipate will be fanned by strong winds and high temperatures. The human-caused fire has burned nearly 16 square miles (41 square kilometers)...
2019-06-13 22:32

Idaho wildfire burns near top U.S. nuclear research lab A wildfire in Idaho has forced one of the United States' top nuclear research labs to cut back personnel Wednesday, as the flames burned near the facility....
2019-07-24 15:48

Arizona wildfire danger remains high TUCSON – The 4th of July holiday weekend proved to be busy for crews fighting dozens of wildfires across Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, between Thursday, July 4th and Sunday, July 7th, firefighters...
2019-07-11 11:00

Wildfire prompts evacuation of 50 homes in Florida OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say 50 homes have been evacuated as a 750-acre (300-hectare) wildfire burns in a Florida national park. Marion County Fire Rescue posted on Facebook that the blaze started Wednesday afternoon in the Ocala ...
2019-05-30 02:48

Experts weigh in on 2019 Wildfire season TUCSON-The Department of Forestry and Fire Management says just last week they had nearly 20 active wildfires burning throughout Arizona. As of Monday, Coronado National Forest put their fire risk at high. They have also deployed additional firefight...
2019-06-18 06:32

| 5 000 evacuated as Canary Islands wildfire rages A raging wildfire on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria forced the evacuation of some 5 000 people, authorities said, warning it could take days for the blaze to be brought under control....
2019-08-19 20:32

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers The utility said in a statement the tentative agreement covers 85% of the insurance claims from fires that included the one that decimated the town of Paradise and killed 86 people....
2019-09-14 02:00

| WATCH: Wildfire threatens about 100 homes near Reno Nevada emergency officials say they continue to fight a wildfire that has threatened about 100 homes near Reno. At last report, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said the fire had burned about 3 square kilometr...
2019-07-16 14:48

Arizona residents ordered to evacuate because of wildfire The human-caused Woodbury Fire in Arizona has already scorched 79 square miles of Superstitions Wilderness since June 8, officials say.        ...
2019-06-21 00:48

List of missing in California’s deadliest wildfire down to 1 PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Only one person remains listed as missing from the deadliest wildfire in California history after deputies found an Oroville woman. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 47-year-old Wendy Carroll was aware s...
2019-08-03 05:16

Wildfire ignites in Amado, burning 41 acres AMADO, Ariz. – Emergency crews have been dispatched to Amado after a wildfire broke out in the northeast section of town Wednesday. According to Arizona Department of Forestry Fire Management Officer Phillip Elliott, the fire is currently burni...
2019-06-20 04:01

Catalina Mountains wildfire grows to 25 acres TUCSON – A lightning-sparked fire is burning 25 acres of buffelgrass in the Catalina Mountains Thursday night. According to officials, who initially responded to the fire, the fire is burning in a remote area of the Push Ridge Wilderness north of Mel...
2019-08-24 02:32

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread....
2019-08-18 01:16

Wildfire blazes through forest in southern Greece ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say dozens of firefighters are trying to contain a large wildfire that is blazing through a forested region in the south but not directly threatening inhabited areas. The fire service said the wildfire brok...
2019-06-10 16:32

FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products Financial Conduct Authority says crypto-assets are ill-suited to small investors and very volatileThe UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to digital cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, warning that such products co...
2019-07-03 16:00

Traffic backs up on I-95 in Florida as wildfire shuts road JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Traffic is backed up on a section of Interstate 95 in Florida after authorities closed a section of the freeway in response to a nearby wildfire. First Coast News reports that detoured traffic was backing up ...
2019-05-23 22:32

Spain: Gran Canaria wildfire an 'environmental tragedy' A wildfire on Spain's Gran Canaria  has forced thousands of people to evacuate. Some 6,000 hectares have burned so far and the fire has entered the northwestern Tamadaba natural park....
2019-08-20 15:16

Germany: Wildfire near munitions warehouse forces evacuations Hundreds of firefighters are battling one of the biggest blazes in the region's history. Officials fear the fire could engulf a munitions warehouse that contains World War II-era explosives....
2019-07-01 17:48

HTC Wildfire X Arrives in India With Triple Rear Cameras HTC Wildfire X price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option. The phone will go on sale in the country starting August 22....
2019-08-16 13:16

Smoke from Alaska wildfire threatens Anchorage's air quality Smoke from wildfires in Alaska could cause very unhealthy air quality conditions and low visibility over the weekend in Anchorage, the state's largest city, officials said....
2019-06-29 20:01

Wildfire in Spain rages for 3rd day amid heat wave MADRID (AP) — A major wildfire in northeastern Spain is raging out of control for a third straight day. Several hundred firefighters are at the blaze in the Catalonia region Friday as Spain is forecast to endure the peak of a recent heat wave, with t...
2019-06-28 11:16

Wildfire on Canary Islands forces 8,000 people to evacuate An out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands forced emergency workers to evacuate more than 8,000 people.       ...
2019-08-19 21:00

Evacuees fleeing Canary Islands wildfire rise to 8,000 Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands, authorities said on Monday....
2019-08-19 12:48

Massive Wildfire On Greek Island, Several Villages Evacuated Firefighters on the Greek island of Evia were still battling Wednesday to contain a fire that has caused massive damage to a pristine mountain wildlife habitat after threatening four communities....
2019-08-15 06:16

Gran Canaria towns evacuated as wildfire rages About 1,000 people were unable to return home in Gran Canaria on Sunday after several towns were evacuated as a vast wildfire spread towards a National Park and an area popular with holidaymakers on the Spanish island, emergency services said....
2019-08-11 17:32

Hospitals Aren’t Ready for a Mass-Casualty Wildfire With wildfires intensifying, the number of burn victims is likely to rise. But hospitals have been losing their burn treatment expertise, leaving the country unprepared....
2019-06-19 18:00

2 die, wildfire rages in Spain amid widespread heatwave Two people have died from heatstroke in Spain as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire raging through the country for a third straight day that started with a pile of animal manure. ...
2019-06-29 02:48

Wildfire on Gran Canaria forces thousands to evacuate More than 700 firefighters are trying to put out a wildfire on the Spanish vacation island of Gran Canaria, where officials say about 5,000 people have been evacuated so far....
2019-08-20 03:16

PG&E to cut power to parts of California amid wildfire threat The largest electric utility in California, Pacific Gas and Electric, said it plans to shut off power to multiple communities in the Sierra Foothills Saturday as a pre-emptive measure to avoid sparking a wildfire....
2019-06-09 06:32

Wildfire near Salt Lake City forces evacuations A wildfire just north of Salt Lake City destroyed three homes and forced the evacuation of at least 400 households hours after it sparked Friday morning, emergency officials said....
2019-08-30 23:32

Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze was being complicated by a combination of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity....
2019-08-18 19:00

Students graduating in California town torched by wildfire Sean Newsom's senior year of high school started with typical teenage pranks, like sticking a cup to the roof of his car with magnets just to mess with people as he drove around his small town in the Northern California mountains....
2019-06-06 17:48

Hawaii's Maui Island wildfire forces evacuations Thousands of residents and visitors on Hawaii's Maui Island were ordered to evacuate two communities on Thursday as a spreading wildfire sent smoke billowing high into the sky, officials and local media said....
2019-07-12 11:16

Firefighters in Manning keep watchful eye on Battle Complex Wildfire Fire crews from the town of Manning may not be doing firefighting but they are keeping busy with patrols and acting as eyes on the ground in case the Battle Complex Wildfire, which is burning close to the town, rages out of control....
2019-06-02 10:48

Firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal, 32 people hurt More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a major wildfire amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer...
2019-07-22 19:16

Ecological surprises in Waterton two years after devastating wildfire Trees are charcoal black on one side and bone white on the other, evidence of the path a wildfire took as it tore into Waterton Lakes National Park in southwestern Alberta nearly two years ago....
2019-08-31 01:00

Wildfire moves through former military training center in Germany A fire set by a suspected arsonist has engulfed parts of the former Lübtheen military training ground, which is littered with old munitions. It is the largest wildfire in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's history....
2019-07-02 14:01

Portugal wildfire under control, firefighters remain on the ground More than 1,000 firefighters managed to bring a major wildfire in central Portugal under control on Tuesday, and the operation will carry on to avoid reignitions, officials said....
2019-07-23 16:16

Massive Hawaii wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate A Hawaii brush fire so large it could be seen from outer space triggered the temporary evacuation of nearly 600 people as it tore through about 10,000 acres of old sugar cane fields and dry vegetation, according to new reports. The inferno broke out ...
2019-07-12 21:16

Crews from Saskatchewan, Quebec help in Manitoba wildfire fight Despite the possibilities of fires from lightning strikes as a series of storms roll through Manitoba, officials say the moisture is most welcome to battle the province's two dozen fires....
2019-07-09 01:16

Canada evacuates by air remote indigenous community due to wildfire Canada's military began evacuating by airplane 1,600 "vulnerable" people from a remote indigenous community in Northern Ontario due to a wildfire and concern about the smoke, the public safety ministry said on Friday....
2019-06-01 01:16

Huge firefighting aircraft ready for wildfire season _____ TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Global SuperTanker, the world’s largest firefighting aircraft, is ready for the upcoming wildfire season. The Arizona Republic reports that the Boeing 747-400 series passenger jet converted for firefighting recently und...
2019-05-26 18:48

| Ecclestone proposes blueprint for F1 revival Bernie Ecclestone would bring back refuelling, give all teams the same engine and introduce a new third world championship category to revive F1's flagging appeal....
2019-06-28 06:16

Man proposes to girlfriend for a month and she has no idea As so many over-the-top marriage proposals go viral these days, it’s hard to come up with a new and surprising way to pop the question. That’s why one hubby-to-be decided — why even ask at all? Edi Okoro, 30, had already bought a diamond ...
2019-09-03 18:48

Wildfire Explodes in Spain as Europe Reels From Record Heat Fanned by fierce winds and searing temperatures, a wildfire is exploding in size in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain. According to the Catalan interior minister, it could be the worst blaze the region has seen in 20 years.Read more......
2019-06-28 00:32

Catastrophic wildfire in Spain sparked by pile of manure: reports Chicken manure that spontaneously combusted during a heat wave is reportedly the likely cause of an out-of-control wildfire that has burned more than 13,000 acres in Spain. At least 53 residents of Catalonia, in the northeastern part of the country, ...
2019-06-28 19:16

Sparks from rancher’s hammer ignited California’s largest wildfire Sparks from a metal hammer used by a rancher trying to plug a wasp’s nest were responsible for igniting the largest wildfire in California history, officials said. The fire was started by accident on July 17, 2018, in Mendocino County before sp...
2019-06-07 20:48

California utility to cut power to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk Utility PG&E Corp planned to proactively shut off power on Saturday to 27,000 customers in Northern California due to an increased risk of wildfires, officials said....
2019-06-09 08:48

Brazilian football match halted due to nearby wildfire – video A third division football match in Brazil was paused after it was interrupted by heavy smoke caused by a wildfire. The match between Atlético Acreano and Luverdense in Serie C was stopped in the sixth minute before resuming seven minutes later. Accor...
2019-08-27 12:16

Wildfire smoke worse for kids' health than prescribed burns (Reuters Health) - Children who are exposed to smoke from wildfires may experience a greater health impact than those exposed to smoke from prescribed controlled burns, according to a small study in northern California....
2019-06-05 23:32

Police launch investigation as wildfire sweeps central Portugal More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday, after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village....
2019-07-21 18:00

Tourists Evacuated on Greek Island as Wildfire Rages Nearby (ATHENS, Greece) — A tourist camp and nearby houses on the southern Greek island of Elafonisos were evacuated Sunday for the second day in a row as a wildfire at a nearby landfill intensified because of strong winds. Authorities had pronounced ...
2019-08-12 06:32

Tourists evacuated from Greek island camp as wildfire rages A tourist camp and nearby houses on the island of Elafonisos, in southern Greece, have been evacuated for the second day in a row as a wildfire at a nearby landfill intensified because of strong winds...
2019-08-11 17:00

Hawaii wildfire forces thousands to evacuate Maui towns Brush fire of 1,200 hectares burns out of control through island’s central valleyThousands of people on Maui have been ordered to evacuate two towns in the path of a spreading wildfire, Hawaiian officials and media said.The 1,200 hectare (3,000 acre)...
2019-07-12 18:48

Winds fanning wildfire in national forest east of Phoenix SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Hot, dry winds are fanning a wildfire in a national forest east of Phoenix, but fire officials haven’t ordered more residents to leave an area where than the 700 homes are already evacuated. Fire spokesman Dick Fleishman ...
2019-06-23 00:32

A year since Greece's deadliest wildfire, wounds remain open A year since Greece's deadliest wildfire tore through coastal towns near Athens, killing 102 people, the road to normalcy for its survivors is long and dotted with burned down homes and barren land....
2019-07-23 16:16

Power Outages Are Looming in California. Here’s How to Prepare for Wildfire Season. Tuesday: What you need to know to be ready for a power shut-off. Also: Representative Katie Porter supports an impeachment inquiry, and an appreciation of Ozomatli....
2019-06-18 18:48

One wildfire remains active in central Portugal, 800 firefighters mobilized More than 800 firefighters battled on Sunday one wildfire sweeping across central Portugal after being able to control two other blazes that prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village and left one person with severe injuries, officials said...
2019-07-21 14:00

California Lawmakers Give Utilities a Backstop on Wildfire Liability Legislators moved to create a fund to help cover claims from blazes caused by the companies’ equipment. The bill aimed to shore up investor confidence....
2019-07-11 22:16

Bear falls onto deputy’s car, causing crash that sparks wildfire He “bearly” made it out alive! A California sheriff’s deputy miraculously survived a fiery wreck after a bear suddenly fell from an embankment onto his patrol car, causing it to roll over — and spark a wildfire that engulfed the veh...
2019-08-07 17:32

California’s wildfire season is starting and officials are bracing for the worst In anticipation, Cal Fire has identified 35 top-priority projects to thin vegetation in vulnerable communities Last November, the deadliest wildfire in California history killed 85 and burned the town of Paradise to the ground. Now California’s fire ...
2019-06-15 14:16

Homes, college evacuated as wildfire erupts in Northern California A fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday on the outskirts of a National Forest in Northern California has prompted the evacuation of a community college, a major highway and some residents, officials said....
2019-08-23 00:48

Utility equipment sparked massive California wildfire, investigators say Enlarge / Workers make repairs to utility lines in a neighborhood that was destroyed by the Camp Fire on February 11, 2019, in Paradise, Calif. Three months after the deadly and destructive Camp Fire, the community is beginning the rebuilding process...
2019-05-21 21:32

9,000 People Forced to Evacuate Over Wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands (LISBON, Portugal) — An out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said. The blaze — d...
2019-08-19 18:16

Gran Canaria wildfire spreads, forces thousands of evacuations A fast-moving forest fire on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria has forced authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The government says it could take days before the blaze is brought under control....
2019-08-19 14:16

Fast-spreading wildfire forces evacuations in Northern California Shasta College in Redding, California, served as the initial shelter for evacuees, but then it had to be evacuated as well, officials say.        ...
2019-08-23 06:48

Nevada Wildfire Jumps Highway, Damages Power Lines (KSNV/NBC News) Crews worked overnight to contain a brush fire burning on the outskirts of Laughlin, Nevada. The fire had burned more than 100 acres Sunday and was threatening several structures. It also damaged power lines, cutting electricity to se...
2019-08-20 04:48

Thick, fog-like wildfire smoke cloaking northern Alberta on Wednesday Heavy smoke reduced visibility and vehicles were coated in ash in La Crete, Alta., about 150 kilometres south of the 1,300-square-kilometre Chuckegg Creek fire near High Level....
2019-05-29 19:32

Federal officials: 2019 wildfire season could be worse than last year As the Southwest is drying out, the threat for wildfires is ramping up and will continue to do so through July; however, if the monsoon season is weak as AccuWeather meteorologists expect, that threat could last into Aug...
2019-06-16 11:48

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park An out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands kept spreading on Monday, increasing to 9,000 the number of people evacuated from eight municipalities and reaching a natural park, authorities said on Monday....
2019-08-19 21:00

Canary Islands wildfire stable but continues to burn, acting PM says A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain's acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire would get help in rebuilding....
2019-08-23 07:16

U.K. Regulator Proposes Stricter Standards for Auditors The U.K.’s Financial Reporting Council is proposing tighter rules for the country’s auditors, a move that follows a recent report by the regulator that found that audits of large U.K. companies’ financial statements continue to miss regulatory target...
2019-07-16 19:48

Man proposes to girlfriend by putting ring on cow’s udder A dairy farmer proposed to his girlfriend by sliding a diamond ring onto a cow’s teat — and critics say the engagement photo is “udderly” creepy. The unnamed Singaporean couple shared the shot on Facebook, where it was picked up by a group called “Th...
2019-08-07 00:48

Germany's SPD proposes three caretakers to lead party Senior figures in Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) have proposed that three members serve as caretakers of the beleaguered party after chief Andrea resigned, sources said on Monday....
2019-06-03 12:16

Norweigan island proposes getting rid of time zone If you’re a stickler for keeping the time, you might not want to go to this island in Norway because they might get rid of time! Veuer’s Mercer Morrison has the story.        ...
2019-06-20 22:32

German environment minister proposes carbon tax Svenja Schulze has said such a plan is important for sinking carbon emissions, yet other measures are needed. She claims the plan would not unduly burden the poor, but reward those who use less fuel....
2019-07-06 07:16

U.S. proposes $4B worth of new tariffs in EU-Airbus feud The Trump administration is considering new tariffs on products from the European Union worth $4 billion, as part of an ongoing feud with the alliance over aircraft subsidies....
2019-07-02 16:32

Russia proposes prisoner swap with U.S.: Ifax Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called on the United States on Monday to free Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and exchange him for any American national held in Russia, Interfax news agency reported....
2019-07-01 15:48

Man proposes to his girlfriend underwater on diving trip This man didn’t just get down on one knee for his girl — he went 30-feet underwater. Travis Grenier recently proposed to girlfriend Kenna Seitz during a diving trip in the Dominican Republic. Fortunately, she said yes, because nothing ruins a good di...
2019-06-03 17:32

FDA proposes shorter deadline for e-cigarette applications The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it can advance the date for the submission of e-cigarette applications, responding to a ruling that the agency had exceeded its authority by allowing e-cigarettes to remain on the market until 2022 before co...
2019-06-13 17:16

FAA proposes $715,000 fine for Allegiant over engine work WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators want to fine Allegiant Air more than $715,000, saying the discount airline failed to properly fix an engine that put out hotter-than-normal exhaust fumes. Allegiant says that it followed a procedure approve...
2019-06-15 03:16

North Carolina proposes ban on smokable hemp North Carolina is the latest state considering a ban on smokable hemp, a product that’s exploding along with the health craze surrounding a compound in the plant known as CBD....
2019-07-05 02:32

Australia proposes new laws to keep extremists in prison The Australian government has introduced legislation to Parliament that would give authorities more power to keep extremists behind bars after they have served prison sentences if they are still considered dangerous...
2019-08-01 14:16

'Yes' - Ezquerra proposes during final stage of Vuelta "Watch this beautiful moment as Jesus Ezquerra proposes with a ring during the final stage of La Vuelta a Espana 2019 - and the answer appeared to be a \u0027yes\u0027!"...
2019-09-16 02:00

Croatia PM reshuffles cabinet, proposes six new ministers Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Wednesday ordered a reshuffle of his cabinet with six new ministers, just over a year before his government's term in office expires in late 2020....
2019-07-18 01:32

Government proposes night-time ban on new drivers Newly qualified drivers could soon face tougher restrictions Planned graduated licence scheme would reduce crash rates through post-test restrictions A new graduated licence system in the UK could ban new drivers from the road at night as the Gove...
2019-07-18 13:16

Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault Italian-American car firm proposes 50/50 merger with Renault after revelation of 'wide-ranging' talks over partnership Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has proposed a '50/50 merger' with Renault, the French car maker's board has confirmed. Group Rena...
2019-05-27 09:16

Centre Proposes Legislation Over Violence Against Doctors The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has proposed a legislation to address the issue of violence against healthcare professionals and damage to property of clinical establishments across the......
2019-09-03 07:32

Spain proposes EU carbon tax on energy imports Spain's acting government has called on the European Union to assess a potential carbon tax on power imports to protect the bloc's interests and help it to pursue its environmental targets amid growing public concern over climate change....
2019-05-27 23:32

NRC proposes fewer inspections at U.S. nuclear plants In a bid to save money, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recommended reducing the number of inspections it performs for nearly 100 reactors at 60 nuclear power plants across the United States....
2019-07-17 23:00

Fiat Chrysler proposes 50-50 merger with Renault Italian carmaker Fiat Chrysler says it has made a 50-50 merger proposal to France's Renault. If accepted, the deal would create one of the world's biggest auto empires across three continents....
2019-05-27 14:00

California crews report progress fighting year's largest U.S. wildfire Firefighters made substantial progress over the weekend fighting a large wildfire in Northern California that's been burning for nearly two weeks and has charred more than 50,000 acres, fire authorities said....
2019-09-16 21:48

Fast-moving wildfire erupts in California, forcing thousands to evacuate Mountain fire races across hundreds of acres in just hours as wildfire season looms large over the stateA fast-moving wildfire that broke out on Thursday in northern California has forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 residents, racing across at lea...
2019-08-23 17:32

California wildfire victims lawyer calls PG&E plan 'totally unacceptable' PG&E Corp's plan to cap payments to victims of California wildfires blamed on the power producer is "totally unacceptable," a lawyer representing victims in the utility's bankruptcy case said on Tuesday....
2019-09-11 05:32

PG&E Bondholders Ally With Wildfire Victims to Propose New Bankruptcy Exit Plan Court papers filed by a group of PG&E bondholders, including Elliott Management and by the official committee representing fire victims, asked for the green light to put a chapter 11 plan on the table that would compete with the company’s own restruc...
2019-09-20 01:16

California's wildfire season is off to a quiet start. That could change this week Forecasts of strong winds this week bring concerns that California's wildfire season, off to a slow start, could become dangerous.        ...
2019-09-09 06:16

Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets Athens A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path of the flames....
2019-08-13 13:48

Newsom Offers Plan to Help Shield California Utilities From Wildfire Liability Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal for a $21 billion fund would also protect power company customers from the kind of huge claims that have already helped push Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy....
2019-06-21 22:00

Wildfire forces large-scale evacuations of residents on Gran Canaria Around 2,000 residents have been moved from their homes on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria because of a new wildfire.        ...
2019-08-22 03:48

‘Goats are the best tool’: grazers in high demand to reduce US wildfire risk In the face of climate change and deadly fires, states from California to Colorado are turning hungry animals loose on the countrysideAs the western US braces for another wildfire season, following its most devastating on record, public officials and...
2019-07-12 18:48

Gusty winds to fuel wildfire concerns in California into early next week As the number of wildfires burning across California continues to grow, bouts of strong winds will further increase the fire danger into early next week....
2019-09-08 18:48

Special air quality statements issued in Edmonton, much of Alberta due to wildfire smoke Environment Canada issued special air quality statements from the Edmonton region all to the northern tip of the province due to smoke from the wildfires....
2019-05-30 18:16

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners....
2019-08-13 23:16

California's wildfire season is off to a quiet start. Is that about to change this week? Forecasts of strong winds this week bring concerns that California's wildfire season, off to a slow start, could become dangerous.        ...
2019-09-09 03:48

Tourists, Residents Evacuated As Wildfire Spreads At Hawaii's Maui Island Thousands of residents and visitors on Hawaii's Maui Island were ordered to evacuate two communities on Thursday as a spreading wildfire sent smoke billowing high into the sky, officials and local......
2019-07-12 18:16

After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change In 2017, thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, California, were wiped off the map. Now the community is helping residents cope with the traumaThe nightmares kept coming and David Leal knew he was in trouble. A navy veteran with a can-do attitude and a so...
2019-08-26 10:00

California utility cuts power to up to 27,000 customers to reduce wildfire risk Pacific Gas & Electric is under pressure to prevent fire starts after downed power lines and other company equipment have been blamed for conflagrations that began during so-called fire weather....
2019-06-09 05:32

Spain: Major wildfire contained but heat wave remains a risk MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say they have contained a major wildfire in the northeastern Catalonia region. But they warn that wind and temperatures forecast to remain around 40 C (104 F) could give the blaze fresh impetus Saturday. Miquel Buch...
2019-06-29 11:48

Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska's most populous cities Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the subarctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world's worst air pollution in recent days, forcing many residents indoors and prompting one hospital to set up a "clean air shelter."...
2019-07-10 07:32

Scars of 2017 wildfire still evident in Waterton park as rebuild continues Deb Watson returned to her family's trail-riding business after the Waterton wildfire to find little more than a pop machine melted into a bubbly puddle with coins inside fused together....
2019-08-31 01:00

Calif. wildfire plan shows how we can adapt to threat of natural disasters The state is going through an exercise that the rest of us will have to do at some point: determining how much we are willing to pay, and how much we are willing to change the way we live, to adapt to the threat of natural disasters caused by global ...
2019-08-24 05:48

Thousands of Alberta residents forced out by wildfire to be allowed home Wednesday As long as conditions hold, residents of Bigstone Cree Nation and Wabasca-Demarais will be allowed to return home on Wednesday. Wildfire forced mandatory evacuations on May 29....
2019-06-11 23:16

Smoke blankets the sky as wildfire on Hawaii’s Maui Island forces evacuations The 3,000 acre brush fire in Maui's central valley was uncontrolled Thursday night, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino told a news conference. He said firefighters would monitor it overnight but that it was too dangerous to battle the blaze in the dark....
2019-07-12 13:32

Wind remains on firefighters’ side in bout with High Level wildfire The blaze has been rated at a Level 6 — the most intense rating on the scale — which means flames are jumping from treetop to treetop in the tinder dry region....
2019-05-22 19:48

California utility PG&E cuts off power to some customers to reduce wildfire risk Utility PG&E Corp proactively shut off power on Saturday to around 1,600 customers in northern California and said it might expand the shutdown to tens of thousands more due to an increased risk of wildfires....
2019-06-08 17:32

California wildfire plan shows how we can adapt to threat of natural disasters Last month, the California legislature passed a proposal to reduce the risk that utility power lines will spark wildfires and to socialize the cost of compensating victims when those measures fail....
2019-08-23 22:00

FDA proposes graphic warnings on cigarette packs, advertisements The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed that cigarette packs carry graphic new health warnings including pictures and text outlining lesser-known risks of smoking like bladder cancer and diabetes as well as lung cancer....
2019-08-16 13:48

| Trump proposes mental asylums, but silent on gun laws More mental hospitals are needed to take potential mass killers off the streets, President Donald Trump has said in response to recent mass shootings, while staying quiet on a pledge to toughen gun laws....
2019-08-16 22:48

Trump Administration Proposes Rollback of Transgender Protections The Department of Health and Human Services proposed to roll back Obama-era protections of transgender people, narrowing the definition of sex for health care coverage....
2019-05-24 22:32

United Methodist group proposes a denominational breakup A dozen United Methodists meeting secretly in Indianapolis earlier this summer have unveiled a blueprint for spinning off one or two new denominations, hoping to put an end to decades of battles over LGBTQ inclusion....
2019-08-16 23:16

FCC proposes 3-digit number for suicide prevention hotline TUCSON – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, more than 47,000 people in the United States died by suicide. A new three-digit phone number is in the works to help save lives. Last week, the FCC announced it woul...
2019-08-20 15:16

EPA proposes rolling back regulations on methane emissions The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a new rule to roll back restrictions on the monitoring of methane, a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming....
2019-08-30 04:32

Trump EPA proposes scrapping methane limits at oil and gas operations The Trump administration on Thursday proposed rescinding Obama-era limits on oil and gas industry emissions of methane, one of the main pollutants scientists link to climate change, a move that drew backlash from environmentalists and institutional i...
2019-08-30 05:32

Alibaba proposes one-to-eight stock split for July 15 AGM vote Alibaba Group Holding has proposed a one-to-eight stock split for a vote at the upcoming annual general meeting of shareholders in Hong Kong on July 15, it said in a statement....
2019-06-17 09:48

Trump proposes ban on all flavoured vaping products after six deaths Donald Trump has said his administration will propose banning thousands of flavoured e-cigarette products after six people died from vaping-related illnesses....
2019-09-12 04:32

FDA proposes new requirement for graphic labels on cigarette packs The Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule Thursday morning to require cigarette packages to include realistic images showing the health consequences of smoking....
2019-08-16 19:48

Niti Aayog Proposes To Sell Only EVs 2030 Onwards Government's think tank had earlier suggested banning all conventional three-wheelers and two-wheelers which are equipped with engines of up to 150 cc....
2019-06-18 13:32

Sri Lanka Proposes New Law On Fake News After Easter Attacks Sri Lanka's government will introduce five-year jail terms for those caught spreading fake news and hate speech on social media, the government said Wednesday, following a surge in online vitriol and......
2019-06-06 03:32

FDA proposes health warnings images for cigarette packs, ads A new rule proposed by the FDA would require images to cover the top half of the front and back of a cigarette pack, as well as cover the top 20 percent of an advertisement, in an effort to warn smokers of health risks....
2019-08-16 16:48

March for Our Lives proposes sweeping gun control laws The March for Our Lives group proposed new gun control laws Wednesday that would raise the age to purchase guns from 18 to 21 while requiring longer wait periods and a federal registry for gun purchases....
2019-08-21 17:32

FDA proposes new graphic warnings to display on cigarette packs Congress instructed the FDA to require graphic warnings on cigarettes as part of the 2009 Tobacco Control Act. The tobacco industry successfully fought the initial labels, forcing the FDA to try again....
2019-08-16 13:48

Cuomo proposes making ‘New York Buy American’ act permanent Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make permanent a bill requiring New York’s big infrastructure projects to use American-made steel and iron, he said Saturday. The “New York Buy American Act,” which first took effect in April 2018 and was ...
2019-09-08 22:48

U.S. proposes rules to allow faster destruction of national forests U.S. environmental groups are sounding the alarm that one of the oldest environmental laws in the United States is being weakened on several fronts by the Trump administration....
2019-06-19 19:16

NLRB proposes rule that would prevent students from unionizing The National Labor Relations Board will propose an official rule to prevent undergraduate and graduate students paid by private universities from being able to collectively bargain....
2019-09-21 13:16

S. Korea proposes UN probe over Japanese sanctions claims South Korea has proposed an investigation by the United Nations or another international body as it continues to reject Japanese claims that Seoul could not be trusted to faithfully implement sanctions against North Korea...
2019-07-12 09:48

The Trump Administration Proposes Immigrants Pay $1,000 Fee to Appeal Deportations The Trump Administration has made it its mission to ruin the lives of immigrants, and their latest ploy might be one of their most nefarious yet....
2019-09-18 23:32

SEC proposes rule changes to ease company disclosure compliance The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday proposed changing the rules governing how publicly-traded companies disclose business, legal, and risk factors in regulatory filings in a bid to ease their compliance burden....
2019-08-09 14:16

Oh Snap: U.S. senator proposes bill to ban Snapchat 'Snapstreaks' A bill introduced by a U.S. senator on Tuesday aims to curb overuse of social media by banning Snapchat's Snapstreak feature, which encourages users to send photos on the app at least once every 24 hours....
2019-07-31 19:48

Bernie's campaign union strife is what he proposes for the whole country For many conservatives, the labor struggles of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders are greatly amusing. The senator has never seen a favor to Big Labor that he didn’t support, yet his presidential campaign staff complain to the press about their working co...
2019-07-31 20:00

Chamber of Commerce proposes minimum wage hike to at least $10 The Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest business trade association, proposed raising the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour, up from its current rate of $7.25 an hour....
2019-07-12 04:32

Kamala Harris Proposes Fining Companies That Pay Men More Than Women (NEW YORK) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris’ plan would require comp...
2019-05-21 16:48

U.S. FDA proposes ruling over record-keeping for vape makers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would require e-cigarette makers to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products....
2019-09-20 16:16

Madhya Pradesh Proposes Up To 5-Year Jail For Cow Vigilantism The Madhya Pradesh government has cleared a bill to strengthen laws against cow vigilantism. The cabinet has cleared a proposal to bring a bill to amend the existing Gau Vansh Vadh Pratishedh......
2019-06-28 18:32

FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products....
2019-09-20 18:16

U.S. proposes rules that could cause faster destruction of national forests U.S. environmental groups are sounding the alarm that one of the oldest environmental laws in the United States is being weakened on several fronts by the Trump administration....
2019-06-19 23:16

UK markets watchdog proposes retail ban on crypto derivatives Britain's markets watchdog is proposing banning the sale of derivatives based on crypto-assets to retail consumers from early 2020 due to what it considers the prevalence of market abuses....
2019-07-03 14:16

German state proposes smoking ban in vehicles with children The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is to consider a law which would ban smoking in vehicles with children and pregnant women. The health minister has also called for a nationwide ban....
2019-09-11 18:32

Union Budget Proposes To Make NRI Investment Much Easier Nirmala Sitharaman said that NRI investment in the country would be made much easier by merging NRI portfolio route with foreign portfolio investment....
2019-07-05 10:48

Trump proposes meeting with Kim Jong-un in demilitarized zone The US president and the North Korean leader have met twice without coming to a pact for denuclearizing the Korean peninsulaDonald Trump has proposed a meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides th...
2019-06-29 05:32

Ukraine's Zelenskiy proposes peace talks with Putin Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who has said resolving ongoing disputes with Russia would be his top priority, has called for internationally mediated talks. Moscow says it will consider the request....
2019-07-08 21:00

Pak Proposes July 14 For Second Meeting With India On Kartarpur Corridor Pakistan on Tuesday proposed July 14 for the second meeting with India to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor and related technical issues, the Foreign......
2019-07-02 21:16

Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes Enlarge Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users will imminently have to deploy a mandatory patch if they want to continue updating their systems, as spotted by Mary Jo Foley. Currently, Microsoft's Windows updates use two different hashing algorit...
2019-05-22 02:16

Manure pile spontaneously combusts to spark 13,000-acre wildfire, Spanish authorities say Authorities say a heap of fertilizer led to a massive wildfire blaze that threatens nearly 50,000 acres and forced 53 people to evacuate in Catalonia.        ...
2019-06-28 08:00

In Christchurch, UN chief calls for tolerance, solidarity to extinguish ‘wildfire’ of hate speech On a three-day visit to New Zealand, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid his respects to the victims of the horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, where dozens of Muslims were gunned down in two separate incidents during Friday prayers on 15...
2019-05-21 14:32

Story of woman who fled California wildfire after giving birth to be made into film A Private War director Matthew Heineman to write and direct film set against backdrop of the 2018 Camp Fire that killed 85 peopleThe deadly wildfires that hit California in 2018 are to become the subject of a new film, it has been announced.According...
2019-07-10 13:48

Southern Alberta’s Rocking Heart Ranch still rebuilding 2 years after Waterton wildfire Melody Garner-Skiba and her family have had some tough conversations since a wildfire raged into Waterton Lakes National Park two years ago and destroyed their horse-breeding ranch....
2019-08-31 01:00

Out-of-control Alberta wildfire near High Level surges in size to 2,300 square kilometres The Chuckegg Creek Fire ballooned in size between Wednesday and Thursday. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, it was approximately 2,300 square kilometres — or 230,000 hectares....
2019-05-30 22:48

Trade deal between EU, 11 South American nations blocked over Amazon wildfire concerns A proposed trade deal between the European Union and 11 South American nations now faces uncertainty after a key Austrian Parliament committee voted to reject it....
2019-09-19 19:00

Highway 16 reopens, residents return home as wildfire burns west of Edson Highway 16 west of Edson, Alta. reopened early Monday morning and residents who were forced from their homes Sunday have been allowed to return as a wildfire continues to burn west of the town....
2019-05-21 14:32

Wildfire Blazes Portugal, Injuring 32 People, as Firefighters Work to Stop the Flames (COLOS, Portugal) — More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday were battling a major wildfire amid scorching temperatures in Portugal, where forest blazes wreak destruction every summer. About 90% of the fire area in the Castelo Branco district, 20...
2019-07-23 05:00

High Level, surrounding areas evacuated as wildfire burns in northwestern Alberta A mandatory evacuation order was issued for parts of Mackenzie County in northwestern Alberta Monday afternoon as an out-of-control wildfire burned in the area....
2019-05-21 14:32

The Division 2 TU5 Patch Notes Confirmed: Title Update 5 DLC update changes revealed Ubisoft has revealed the patch notes for The Division 2, revealing the headline changes for that are coming along with the newest DLC update - here's what you need to know....
2019-07-23 14:16

World War Z Game Update: July 2019 FREE Six Skulls update and more coming this week Co-op shooter World War Z is getting a big update this week, and publisher Focus Home Interactive has promised that there's plenty to come in the next few months....
2019-07-02 13:48

The Division 2 Update Patch Notes 1.09 Confirmed: Gunner Title Update is live on PS4, Xbox The Division 2 Title Update 4 Patch Notes have now been shared along with more details on how to unlock the Gunner Specialization. Here's everything you need to know....
2019-06-18 20:16

Bernie Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S. generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and achieve "full decarbonization" by 2050....
2019-08-22 14:00

Connecticut delegation proposes new federal safe gun storage laws More than a year after a teenager killed himself with a loaded gun in Connecticut, Congress will consider a bill requiring guns be stored safely and away from children....
2019-05-21 21:32

City council proposes overhaul of taxi medallion industry The Taxi and Limousine Commission’s failure to address years of concerns about the collapsing taxi medallion industry has spurred City Council members to take matters into their own hands. “City regulators were asleep at the switch on this issue,” sa...
2019-06-13 02:32

British PM proposes new Brexit deal while facing calls to step down British Prime Minister Theresa May will reveal her "new deal" on Brexit in a speech Tuesday, a last-ditch effort to leave the European Union before she steps down....
2019-05-21 17:32

Nirmala Sitharaman Proposes To Expand Swachh Bharat Mission Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday proposed to expand the Swachh Bharat mission to undertake sustainable solid waste management in every village of the country by harnessing the......
2019-07-05 10:48

Google proposes new privacy standards to protect web browsing data Google is stepping up its efforts to limit web fingerprinting and otherwise protect your privacy while keeping its ad business intact. The internet giant is developing a set of open standards, nicknamed the "Privacy Sandbox," that would allow for pe...
2019-08-22 17:48

IBM proposes changes to law shielding internet firms from user content liability International Business Machines Corp proposed changes to a 1996 law that protects internet companies from liabilities related to what users post on their platforms....
2019-07-11 00:16

Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault to reshape car industry Deal would create world’s third-largest automaker and ‘save €5bn a year’ by sharing researchFiat Chrysler has proposed a merger with France’s Renault that would create the world’s third-largest carmaker and save billions needed to invest in the race ...
2019-05-27 14:00

PSA shares fall as Fiat proposes merger to rival Renault Peugeot-maker PSA's shares fell on Monday, which some analysts put down to the fact that Fiat had chosen to seek a merger with Renault rather than PSA....
2019-05-27 12:32

Zomato Proposes Changes To Gold Membership: NRAI Refuses To Bite The standoff between restaurant owners and food dining aggregators is likely to continue even as Zomato proposed some changes to its popular loyalty program, to appease restaurants....
2019-08-22 20:48

India proposes tax benefits for electric vehicles to promote sales India proposed tax waivers on Friday on the purchase of electric vehicles and removed import taxes on some auto components to help boost sales and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels....
2019-07-06 04:32

New Zealand proposes discounts for cleaner cars, slaps new fee on gas guzzlers New Zealand said on Tuesday that it plans to slash prices for electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles and penalize gas guzzling cars with a new fee, as it looks to make greener cars more affordable....
2019-07-09 11:32

Hero MotoCorp Proposes Realistic Roadmap For Electric Vehicles Hero MotoCorp Chairman Pawan Munjal has appealed to the government to adopt a cautious, clear and realistic approach for adoption of electric vehicles....
2019-06-11 19:48

U.S. Senator Warren proposes executive action on women of color pay gap U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Friday proposed a plan to help women of color get better wages and a path to the leadership positions they have been denied....
2019-07-05 14:32

UK watchdog proposes to fine Marriott $124 million for data breach Marriott International Inc said on Tuesday the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) had proposed to fine the hotel chain 99.2 million pounds ($124 million) due to a massive data breach in its Starwood hotels reservation system....
2019-07-09 19:16

USTR proposes $4 bln in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Monday released a $4 billion list of additional products that could be hit with tariffs in an ongoing dispute with the European Union over its subsidies on civil aircraft....
2019-07-02 02:16

U.S. health agency proposes reversing Obamacare transgender protections The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the second rule this month the agency has put forward to allow health care providers to deny s...
2019-05-24 19:16

Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with French carmaker Renault PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is proposing a merger with French carmaker Renault aimed at saving billions of dollars for both companies. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said in a statement Monday that the merged company would be 50 percent owned by FCA shareh...
2019-05-27 09:16

Pentagon proposes $2.2B arms sale to Taiwan, slighting China The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, sidestepping protests from China....
2019-07-10 03:48

Treasury Proposes Guidance Clarifying Tax Consequences of Libor Transition The Treasury issued proposed guidance Wednesday clarifying the tax consequences of eliminating the London interbank offered rate, a move that could help ease the transition to a new reference rate....
2019-08-29 22:00

Department of Labor proposes expanding ‘religious exemption’ in hiring WASHINGTON DC (NBC NEWS) – The Trump administration Wednesday unveiled a proposed rule that would greatly expand the exemption that allows religious entities to ignore anti-discrimination laws by broadening the definition to include federal con...
2019-08-17 07:48

Fiat Chrysler Formally Proposes Merger Deal With Renault A few years ago, then-Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne seemed desperate to merge or partner his conglomerate with someone—anyone. He saw a future where every car company made its own individual models, engines, transmissions, parts and more as in...
2019-05-27 16:16

Elizabeth Warren Proposes ‘Aggressive Intervention’ to Create Jobs Ms. Warren laid out a theme of “economic patriotism,” pledging to intervene in markets and invest $2 trillion in climate-friendly industries over a decade....
2019-06-04 19:32

Amit Shah Proposes Extending President's Rule By 6 Months In J&K Home Minister Amit Shah moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six months with effect from July 3....
2019-07-01 11:16

Britain's Boris Johnson Proposes Early Election On October 15 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson challenged his Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn to vote in favour of an early election on October 15 later on Wednesday....
2019-09-04 15:16

U.S. SEC proposes rule changes to company legal, risk factor disclosures The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday voted to propose rule changes to the way companies describe business, legal, and risk factors in their regulatory disclosures....
2019-08-08 23:16

De Blasio proposes ‘robot tax’ in bid to boost failing 2020 campaign Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to inject new life into his sputtering 2020 presidential bid — with a new “robot tax” he says can save American jobs. The plan, laid out in a Wired op-ed Thursday, would tax companies that don’t prov...
2019-09-06 05:48

2020 candidate Joe Biden proposes health law that improves, builds on ACA Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Monday unveiled his healthcare plan -- a modified version of the Affordable Care Act, plus a public coverage option run by the federal government....
2019-07-15 17:32

State senator proposes NYC payroll tax to expand child care Progressives chased Amazon’s headquarters away from New York — now they’re trying to pile new taxes on firms that are still here, critics charge. Already grappling with among the nation’s highest tax and regulatory burdens, Big Apple businesses...
2019-09-17 01:32

Biden proposes big change to ObamaCare, in bid to save it from 'Medicare-for-all' crowd Joe Biden, in a bid to protect ObamaCare amid calls from his party's left flank to replace it with "Medicare-for-all," announced a plan Monday to add a “public option” to the 2010 health care law....
2019-07-15 17:48

Kamala Harris proposes having DOJ approve new abortion laws in certain states Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris released a plan Tuesday that would mandate states where past anti-abortion laws have been overturned by the courts to have any new ones approved by the Department of Justice...
2019-05-29 04:00

Storm chaser proposes to boyfriend as tornado looms in background NBC NEWS – A massive tornado in Kansas may seem like one of the most unlikely — and certainly one of the most dangerous — places for a marriage proposal, but for experienced storm chaser Joey Krastel, it was a real and exhilarating way to show ...
2019-05-30 04:00

| Ethiopia proposes civilian-majority ruling body for Sudan Sudanese protest leaders have said that an Ethiopian envoy mediating with the ruling generals has proposed forming a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan....
2019-06-23 07:32

NITI Aayog Proposes To Convert Two-Wheelers Below 150 cc To Electric By 2025 Government think tank Niti Aayog has asked conventional two- and three-wheeler makers to suggest within two weeks concrete steps towards transition to electric mobility keeping in mind 2025 deadline,......
2019-06-22 21:32

Australian financial watchdog proposes tighter terms for executive pay Australia's prudential watchdog has proposed tighter terms for executive pay at the country's financial firms, after a public inquiry last year blamed flawed incentives for widespread wrongdoing in......
2019-07-23 05:32

Storm chaser proposes to boyfriend in front of massive tornado Their love can weather any storm. A meteorologist found the perfect, if not perilous, backdrop to propose to his boyfriend on Tuesday — popping the question in front of a massive tornado. “The 2 loves of my life,” storm chaser Joey ...
2019-05-31 01:32

Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes law to help same-sex couples collect tax refunds owed to them Proposed legislation from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would give gay couples who are legally married the ability to file amended tax returns and get federal refunds owed to them....
2019-06-21 05:16

Dutch government proposes minimum price for CO2 emissions from 2020 The Dutch government on Tuesday proposed a law that would set a minimum price for carbon dioxide emissions by electricity producers from January 2020....
2019-06-04 23:32

Bikes Should Be Electrified In 6-8 Years, NITI Aayog Proposes: Report The government's leading think-tank has proposed electrifying most motorbikes and scooters within the next six to eight years to curb pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels, a source with......
2019-05-22 23:48

FDA proposes tighter opioid rules that would make new drugs less addictive Under the proposal, drugmakers would have to say whether their drug has "any characteristics that would mitigate the risks of overdose, abuse or the development of addiction."...
2019-06-20 19:32

New York City proposes building new jails with more ‘welcoming’ experience The four jails that New York City wants to build to replace its Rikers Island facility will have cells with natural sunlight, space for programming and a children’s play area, officials said Wednesday....
2019-07-11 09:32

Iran’s Foreign Minister Proposes Modest Deal to End Impasse With U.S. The Iranian foreign minister sounded philosophical if nothing came of efforts to restart negotiations to the nuclear accord that President Trump has jettisoned....
2019-07-18 23:16

G2A proposes blocking tool to deal with shady game key resales G2A still has a problem with sketchy game key resales, to the point where developers like Mike Rowe have suggested that it would be better to pirate games instead. The site thinks it has a way to mitigate the problem, though. It's proposing a ...
2019-07-14 03:32

Uttar Pradesh Law Panel Proposes Life Imprisonment Over Lynchings Taking cognisance of incidents of mob lynching, including those by cow vigilantes, the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission has submitted a draft Bill recommending up to life imprisonment for the crime....
2019-07-11 18:48

IOC proposes Tokyo 2020 Games boxing plan without AIBA The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympics as it looks to run them without the suspended international boxing federation AIBA....
2019-06-19 20:16

Greece proposes Parthenon marbles swap, says still wants their permanent return Greece confirmed on Tuesday its readiness to loan treasures to the British Museum in return for being able to temporarily exhibit the Parthenon marbles but also said the proposal did not alter its......
2019-09-04 01:00

Fed Group Proposes Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Using Libor Replacement A financial industry group is proposing to use a new benchmark designed by the Federal Reserve for adjustable-rate mortgages, replacing the troubled London interbank offered rate....
2019-07-11 22:16

Anthem Update Patch Notes 1.2.0 Today: New Freeplay Update, Cataclysm news coming tomorrow EA and Bioware have pushed out the first Anthem update in weeks - and we're expecting some more news to come tomorrow, too. Here's what you need to know....
2019-05-30 00:48

High Level working on re-entry plan but no set date amid out-of-control wildfire: mayor A remote northern Alberta community was put on evacuation alert due to a new wildfire, as crews further northwest continue to battle the High Level fire....
2019-05-28 06:48

Alberta government to provide emergency financial assistance to High Level wildfire evacuees Starting Sunday, people forced out of High Level and surrounding northern Alberta communities by a 9,925-square-kilometre wildfire will be able to apply for emergency financial aid from the province....
2019-05-24 23:48

Europe heat wave sparks massive wildfire in Spain, record temperatures in France As a heat wave continues to scorch parts of Western Europe, a wildfire has broken out in northeastern Spain and France measured its highest-ever June temperature. The heat is expected to continue into the weekend....
2019-06-28 09:00

High Level on alert as wildfire prompts mandatory evacuation for Alberta’s northernmost community People in the area of Indian Cabins, about 150 kilometres north of High Level, were told Monday to leave immediately. High Level was put on evacuation alert....
2019-06-18 06:16

Thousands cheer high school football team’s return to wildfire-ravaged Paradise The running back was so nervous, he puked shortly after the team took the field. But senior Lukas Hartley could relax by the second possession of the game, when he ran over a defender to score a touchdown for Paradise High School in the first game si...
2019-08-24 21:16

Camille Grammer says ex Kelsey didn't reach out after her home burned down in Southern California wildfire On Tuesday, Camille appeared on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" when a fan asked the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star if Kelsey reached out after her home burned down in the Woolsey Fire....
2019-07-11 04:32

Beto O’Rourke Proposes Immigration Overhaul That Would Undo Trump Policies Mr. O’Rourke’s broad plan also seeks a path to citizenship for undocumented people and strengthened ties between the United States and Latin America....
2019-05-29 21:16

Trump administration proposes easing privacy rules for addiction history The change is seen as helpful for providers who could, for example, unknowingly prescribe a potentially harmful drug, such as opioids, to a patient with an addiction history....
2019-08-23 01:48

Seattle-area council member proposes $1M busing program for homeless A Seattle-area council member is pushing a $1 million proposal that would bus homeless people out of the state as part of a "family reunification" plan. ...
2019-09-14 01:00

Amsterdam’s Mayor Proposes Changes to City’s Red Light District to End Window Displays (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — The windows where scantily clad sex workers stand to attract customers in Amsterdam could be closing for good. The city’s mayor proposed fundamental changes Wednesday to the network of narrow alleys and canal si...
2019-07-04 01:16

Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how refineries use ethanol in gasoline products, a proposal aimed at the politically critical state of Iowa....
2019-05-25 15:01

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget Proposes Creating A "Social Stock Exchange" Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the setting up of a social stock exchange under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for listing of organisations which work for......
2019-07-05 17:16

Germany's SPD head proposes vote on floor leadership after election rout The head of Germany's Social Democrats said on Monday she would propose a vote on her position as leader of the party in parliament, after her decision to stay in coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives was criticized by the party's left....
2019-05-28 02:16

U.S. presidential candidate Booker proposes $3 trillion climate change plan U.S. presidential hopeful Cory Booker unveiled a $3 trillion plan to address climate change on Tuesday, vowing to reach a 100% clean energy economy by 2045 by sharply curbing fossil fuels while investing heavily in renewable energy sources....
2019-09-03 15:32

Booker proposes capping rent paid by Americans at 30 percent of their income As part of a broader affordable housing plan, the White House hopeful said he would offer a tax credit to ensure people don’t face “insurmountable financial challenges to put a roof over their heads.”...
2019-06-05 15:32

Ukraine president proposes political novice Honcharuk as prime minister Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has proposed insider Oleksiy Honcharuk - a 35-year-old lawyer with little political experience - as prime minister, according to a parliamentary resolution published on Thursday....
2019-08-29 15:16

Democratic hopeful Warren proposes $2 trillion 'green manufacturing' plan Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren proposed on Tuesday spending $2 trillion on a new "green manufacturing" program to address climate change that would invest in research and exporting American clean energy technology....
2019-06-05 13:48

Trump takes aim at teen vaping, proposes ban on non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes  In an effort to curb teen vaping, President Donald Trump Wednesday said his administration is looking into a ban on all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products. ...
2019-09-12 07:00

New Senate Bill Proposes Restrictions on U.S. Visas for Saudi Royal Family (Bloomberg) — Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the kingdom’s royal family. Sena...
2019-07-10 18:48

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Plan to Close Wage Gap for Women of Color (Bloomberg)— Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed a set of executive actions Friday as part of an effort to boost wages for women of color by imposing stricter rules for companies that seek federal contracts and diversify...
2019-07-06 06:16

U.S. EPA proposes hike in 2020 biofuel mandate but waiver volumes draw ire The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday proposed refiners increase the volume of biofuels blended into their annual fuel output but did not reallocate the waived amounts under the hardship program, drawing ire from powerful corn and ...
2019-07-05 19:48

Trump Administration Proposes Allowing Drug Imports for Cheaper Prescriptions Consumers and some Democrats have long complained that the United States should be allowed to buy drugs from Canada, where high-priced products like insulin are much cheaper....
2019-07-31 17:48

Warren proposes reshaping immigration agencies, decriminalizing border crossings Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new plan puts her on the liberal side of the immigration debate, setting up a potential political and social clash with Trump...
2019-07-11 23:32

Russia proposes extending gas contract with Ukraine on temporary basis - Novak Russia proposed extending its current gas transit contract with Ukraine on a temporary basis at three-way talks with Ukraine and the European Union in Brussels on Thursday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said....
2019-09-19 17:32

U.S. Senate committee proposes $301 million for military housing reform plan The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $301 million in new funding to enhance housing safety and oversight on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports documenting squalid conditions in privately run military homes, senior committee st...
2019-05-24 00:48

EU's Tusk proposes Commission job for center-left: German parliamentary adviser European Council President Donald Tusk has proposed giving the post of EU chief executive to Europe's center-left political bloc in the European Commission's new five-year term, according to a German EU parliamentary adviser present at talks on Sunda...
2019-06-30 15:32

Julian Castro proposes plan to tax inheritance, provide family tax credit Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro introduced a plan Thursday to tax inheritance, raise the capital gains tax rate and provide a tax credit for families....
2019-08-16 23:16

Pete Buttigieg proposes public option, says it could 'naturally' lead to 'Medicare-for-all' Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg unveiled a "Medicare for all who want it" plan that would offer a government-backed option for consumers alongside price controls geared toward protecting people who maintain their private plans....
2019-09-19 21:00