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U.S. Proposes Tighter Mercury, Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it is proposing tighter standards for mercury and other toxic emissions from coal plants for the first time in a decade, putting pressure on the country’s dirtiest power plants to clean up. The proposal would lower the emissions limit for filterable particulate matter, which includes mercury and […]

Deutsche Telekom Reaches Majority Stake in T-Mobile U.S. - CEO

 Deutsche Telekom now holds a majority in T-Mobile U.S., the chief executive of the German telecoms company said on Wednesday. The company reached a majority stake in T-Mobile U.S late Tuesday, CEO Tim Höttges said at the company’s annual general meeting. “We have the majority and are the largest shareholder of the world’s most valuable […]

Stocks, Yields Fall; Data Suggests U.S. Economy Cooling

World stock indexes declined on Tuesday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes ending lower, while the U.S. dollar fell to a two-month low and Treasury yields eased after data suggested a cooling in the U.S. labor market. The U.S. Labor Department report showed U.S. job openings in February dropped to the lowest level in […]

Apple Music Trademark Application Blocked by U.S. Appeals Court

Apple Inc lost a bid to register part of a federal trademark for “Apple Music” on Tuesday after a U.S. appeals court ruled for a jazz musician who challenged the tech giant’s application. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected Apple’s argument that it had priority over trumpeter Charlie Bertini’s “Apple Jazz” […]

Rising Rates Put Pressure on U.S. Insurers’ Reserves, Fitch Says

 Rising interest rates are eating into the reserves that U.S. life insurers must hold to deal with rate fluctuations, ratings agency Fitch Ratings said on Monday, creating an accounting issue that could impact insurers’ income. Interest maintenance reserves (IMRs) smooth insurers’ balance sheets by showing interest-related capital gains and losses on fixed-income assets, and amortizing […]

Why U.S. Natural Gas Output Keeps Rising as Prices Sink

U.S. natural gas prices last week plunged to a 30-month low, crossing below $2 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) for the second time this year, even as some producers have cut drilling to stave off further convulsions. Since the start of the year, U.S. gas futures have collapsed by about 50%, a record drop […]

Dollar Skids After Soft U.S. Economic Data; Impact of OPEC+ Cuts Fades

 The dollar stumbled on Monday, surrendering earlier gains following unexpected oil output cuts from OPEC+, as data showed the U.S. economy continued to slow with declines in manufacturing and construction spending. Data on Monday added to the narrative that the Federal Reserve is near the end of its rate-hike cycle. An announcement on Sunday of […]

Apple Wins U.S. Appeal Over Patents in $502 Million Virnetx Verdict

Apple Inc persuaded a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to uphold a patent tribunal’s ruling that could imperil a $502 million verdict for patent licensing company VirnetX Inc in the companies’ long-running fight over privacy-software technology. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office […]

U.S. Advocacy Group Asks FTC to Stop New OpenAI GPT Releases

The tech ethics group Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to stop OpenAI from issuing new commercial releases of GPT-4, which has wowed some users and caused distress for others with its quick and human-like responses to queries. In a complaint to the agency on Thursday, which […]