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Say What? White House Plots With Secretive Investment Firm With Ties to Bushes And Bin Ladens?

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

President Obama likes to say that his is "the most transparent administration" ever. But members of the environmental community and biofuel industry -- some of his most ardent supporters in the past -- might beg to differ.

Warren Buffett Buys Stake in Pipeline Company on Same Day as North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

Steve Horn | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.

West Blast Obliterates Safety Lie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

You are not safe. Not at work. Not at home in your bed. The biggest threat is not terrorism. It's corporate negligence leading to a blast or collapse or release of toxic chemicals.

Obama's Bain

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In what can only be described as shameless hypocrisy, Obama does support venture capitalism when it supports his political purposes.

A Job Creation Saga

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Industry can survive in the USA. Unions can thrive in the USA. Government can work. And private equity can do good things.

Refinery Murder Mystery

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

As fuel prices rise, companies like Sunoco and ConocoPhillips are closing the very facilities essential for producing fuels. It raises the question: why would corporations do that?

Board Members Who Skated Away From Financial Failure, Responsibility

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Directors who were supposedly minding the store as disaster struck at companies like Countrywide Financial, Washington Mutual or Fannie Mae have not a...

Too High a Price for High Octane

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The refineries in this country still using unnecessarily hazardous hydrofluoric acid must ensure their workers and the residents of their neighborhoods live to see Labor Day 2010.

Some Oil Companies are More Eco Friendly: Who's Fuelling Your Summer Drives?

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

Turns out there's a significant difference in how environmentally-friendly (or not) the oil companies are, and why shouldn't that info impact my decision about where to spend my money.