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California synagogue shooting casts harsh light on mutual-fund darling Cloudflare

30 Apr 2019

BOSTON The gunmen accused of attacking U.S. synagogues and New Zealand mosques over the past six months brewed their ideas on online hate sites, pulling U.S. cyber-defence firm Cloudflare Inc into a debate on the balance between online speech and security.

A.J. Gallagher’s 'clean coal' business draws ire of green investors

18 Jan 2019

BOSTON Two of America’s best-known green investors are reassessing their stakes in global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co after a Reuters investigation into the company’s lucrative side-business in “clean coal”.

U.S. retirees try to keep cool as stocks tumble

29 Dec 2018

BOSTON Nancy Farrington, a retiree who turns 75 next month, admits to being in a constant state of anxiety over the biggest December stock market rout since Herbert Hoover was president. | Video

Small assault-style rifle firms thriving under activists' radar

17 Dec 2018

BOSTON A decade ago, Kentucky's Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn't make firearms. | Video

Special Report - Little lab on the prairie clears path to big 'clean coal' profits

04 Dec 2018

“Clean” coal is a rich vein for American investors to mine, thanks to a lucrative subsidy offered by the U.S. government. For many producers of the fuel, the path to profit leads through a laboratory at the University of North Dakota.

Special Report - Wall Street cleans up on 'clean' coal subsidies

04 Dec 2018

Earlier this year, the chief financial officer of global insurance giant Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. explained to analysts how the company had turned a little-known U.S. energy subsidy into a profit machine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars to its bottom line.

Special Report - U.S. 'clean coal' programme fails to deliver on smog cuts

03 Dec 2018

Champions of coal say the superabundant fossil fuel can be made environmentally friendlier by refining it with chemicals – a “clean coal” technology backed by a billion dollars in U.S. government tax subsidies annually.

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.