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US Virgin Islands, Massachusetts launch probes into Exxon

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys general in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Massachusetts are investigating whether Exxon Mobil deceived the public or shareholders about the effects of climate change, joining similar inquiries into the oil giant launched by New York and California. The investigations announced Tuesday came as nearly two dozen state attorneys general said at a New York newsconference that they’d formed a ...

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Alberta royalty panel to deliver ‘measured’ recommendation by year-end

CALGARY – A review of royalty rates in oil-rich Alberta will focus on whether the Canadian province is adequately protecting its economy and revenues, regardless of whether commodity prices rise or fall, said the newly appointed head of the panel on Thursday. Dave Mowat, the chief executive of the provincially-owned financial services agency ATB Financial, was appointed in June by ...

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Davos watch: Snowmen, oil prices, deflation and Pharrell

DAVOS, Switzerland — The World Economic Forum kicks off in the Swiss ski resort of Davos with the goal of “improving the state of the world.” In practice, it’s a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and artists. Here are some glimpses of what’s happening Wednesday at Davos: CHINESE REASSURANCE In a speech ...

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Global marches draw attention to climate change

Verena Dobnik | Associated Press NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. ...

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