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Bruce Meyers, creator of the first fiberglass dune buggy, dies at 94

He created the Meyers Manx, a two-seater that helped turn the dune buggy into an emblem of California cool.

New Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has advice for Texas — and for the oil industry

In an interview with The Washington Post, the new secretary of energy invites Texas to join the national grid. But her main focus is on the big national energy transition that the Biden administration hopes to promote.

As Texans went without heat, light or water, some companies scored a big payday out of their misery

The nation's most deregulated energy economy was supposed to be a win for consumers, and for energy companies nimble enough to do business in a bustling, cacophonous market. But a cold snap shattered it last week.

As USPS delays persist, bills, paychecks and medications are getting stuck in the mail

Consumers are inundating lawmakers with stories of late bills — and the late fees they’ve absorbed as a result.

Texas freeze killed winter produce, with some food prices expected to spike

Fruits and vegetables killed by last week’s Texas freeze could mean shortfalls at food banks and price hikes at grocery stores.

Robinhood in talks with regulators over March 2020 outages and options trading

Robinhood, the investing app at the center of the GameStop stock trading frenzy, reported it is negotiating over penalties it said could cost it at least $26.6 million.

How Biden Is Putting a Number on Carbon’s True Cost

The “social cost of carbon,” or SCC, was created to show policy makers the gap between the market price of fossil fuels and the cost of the environmental damage they cause.

United will pay $49 million to resolve fraud allegations over international mail

The Justice Department says the air carrier falsified mail delivery data in contracts with the U.S. Postal Service.

ICE investigators used a private utility database covering millions to pursue immigration crimes

ICE’s use of the vast database offers another example of how government agencies have targeted commercial sources to access information they are not authorized to compile on their own. One researcher called it “a massive betrayal of people’s trust": “When you sign up for electricity, you don’t expect them to send immigration agents to your front door.”

Mohammed bin Salman

Not since the reign of the country’s founder, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, has so much power been in one man’s hands in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed bin Salman isn’t king, yet. But the 35-year-old crown prince essentially runs the country for his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, who is 85. The prince leapfrogged a generation of more experienced uncles and cousins to the brink of the top position in one of t...

A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus

When covid-19 became a reality in Southern Illinois in November, flooding across the plains, it illuminated a deeper, underlying problem in small-town America.

The wave of covid bankruptcies has begun

Experts warn that because bankruptcies lag other signals of economic distress, a mountain of filings may be to come. New data show what industries might be most at risk.
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