Supreme Court decision may slow transition to cleaner energy
The Supreme Court ruling limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants could have far-reaching consequences for the energy sector — and make it harder for the Biden administration to meet its goal of having the U.S. power grid run on clean energy by 2035.
Grads of first US Apple Developer Academy feted in Detroit
The inaugural class of the Detroit Apple Developer Academy, a free program that teaches students the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management, celebrated its unique accomplishment during a ceremony held Thursday.
OPEC+ oil boost likely not much help to high gasoline prices
The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing nations have decided to boost production of crude by an amount that will likely do little to relieve high gasoline prices at the pump and energy-fueled inflation plaguing the global economy.
US economy slipped 1.6% to start year; return to growth eyed
The U.S. economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace in the first three months of the year even though consumers and businesses kept spending at a healthy pace, the government reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate for January-March quarter.
Australia prioritizes reducing emissions and cheaper EVs
Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper.
Illinois faces major challenges amid COVID fallout as Speaker Madigan struggles to hold on to power
Since no official business can be conducted by the House until a speaker is elected, a lengthy balloting process could ensue while pressing matters such as the state budget and pandemic recovery are held in abeyance. Madigan, some Democrats contend privately, is counting at the very least on attrition to eventually return him as speaker as issues mount.chicagotribune.com
Lobbying in Q1 topped a record $938 million, but lobbyists say their profession is misunderstood
In the first quarter of 2020, the total amount spent on lobbying, about $938 million, reached the highest on record, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The health sector, which spent $168 million on lobbying efforts, received $150 billion in coronavirus relief aid, according to Advisory Board. The airline industry, which spent $29 million on lobbying, received $32 billion in relief aid, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and agribusiness, which spent $38 million, received $19 billion in aid, CRP said. The lobbying industry is arguably the U.S. government's oldest profession and is protected by the First Amendment. The misconception about lobbyists is that "we walk around with bags of money and say, 'Vote our way' or 'Oppose this.'cnbc.com
Sheriff on Dorner manhunt: "We know it's a dangerous business"
Sheriff on Dorner manhunt: "We know it's a dangerous business" San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon describes the chaos during the manhunt for cop killer and former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in February 2013 and concurs with many law enforcement officers' statements in the Dorner report that it was a miracle no one else got hurt.cbsnews.com
Vermont Country Store: The business of selling nostalgia
Vermont Country Store: The business of selling nostalgia For three generations the Vermont Country Store has sold hard-to-find, old-fashioned products. CBS News' Lee Woodruff sat down with the store's co-owner Eliot Orton to discuss the mega-million dollar business.cbsnews.com