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April 18, 2024Wisconsin Republicans Ignore Governor’s Call to Spend $125M to Combat PFAS
MADISON, Wis . (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Tuesday ignored the latest call from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to spend $125 million to combat so-called forever chemicals, leading Evers to say he might sue over the issue. The moves are …


April 18, 2024Bayer Pushes Legislation in Multiple States for Legal Shield Against Lawsuits
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller … …


April 18, 2024Climate Change to Cause $38 Trillion a Year in Damages by 2049
Climate change will inflict losses to the global economy worth an annual $38 trillion by 2049, as extreme weather ravages agricultural yields, harms labor productivity and destroys infrastructure, according to researchers at the Potsdam Institute for …


April 18, 2024Britain’s Insurers Under Pressure Over Spike in Car Insurance Premiums
The rising cost of car insurance has triggered a barrage of complaints in the cost of living crisis, Britain’s financial watchdog told lawmakers on Wednesday, as the sector insisted that prices remain at 2018 levels in real terms. Matt Brewis, …


April 18, 2024Dubai’s Record Rain Floods Expensive Homes and Halts Flights
Dubai flights have been severely disrupted and cars were left stranded on flooded roads after record rainfall over the past day brought the city to a standstill. The United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest downpour since records began in 1949, …


April 18, 2024North Carolina Adjuster and Son Charged with Embezzlement in Roof Jobs
A North Carolina mother and son adjusting and contracting team are scheduled to appear in court next month on charges of scamming more than $20,600. Both have been charged with similar offenses in the last two years, the state Insurance …


April 18, 2024Coal Miners Getting New Protections Against Black Lung Disease
Coal miners will be better protected from poisonous silica dust that has contributed to the premature deaths of thousands of mine workers from a respiratory ailment commonly known as black lung disease, the Labor Department said Tuesday as it issued …


April 18, 2024Wildfires Are Upending Some of the Safest Bets on Wall Street
When the Texas Panhandle went up in flames this winter, the news spread fast on Wall Street. An electric utility by the name of Xcel Energy Inc. was getting blamed for the massive blaze — a lawsuit pointed the finger …


April 18, 2024Supreme Court Makes It Easier to Sue for Job Discrimination
The US Supreme Court made it easier for employees to sue over discriminatory job transfers, siding with a St. Louis police officer who says she was shifted to a different role against her will because she is female. The justices …


April 18, 2024Montana Asbestos Victims Want Buffett’s Railroad Company Held Responsible
An attorney for two people who died of a rare lung cancer argued this week for a jury to hold BNSF Railway responsible for pollution in a small Montana town near the U.S.-Canada border where thousands of people were exposed …

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