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  • Kashkari says Nestle closure is proof of state's poor business climate

    Kashkari says Nestle closure is proof of state's poor business climate
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pointed to Nestle USA’s decision to shutter a Chatsworth plant and move operations out-of-state as the latest indicator of the state’s poor business climate under Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
  • Environmentalists say NRG plan doesn't go far enough

    Environmentalists expressed frustration with NRG Energy's pollution reduction plan announced Thursday, saying it didn't go far enough. NRG Energy said it will cease coal operations at one generating unit in Romeoville (the Will County plant), convert its...

    Governor's Race Between Fear And Loathing

    Governor's Race Between Fear And Loathing
    Last week, former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, the epitome of a fallen angel, his once-white wings smeared with oligarchic slime and movie popcorn grease, stepped forward to endorse Gov. Dan Malloy. In an interview with The Courant's Chris Keating, Dodd said...

    Obama taking a cue from Maryland on climate

    Obama taking a cue from Maryland on climate
    When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states....

    Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM

    Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM
    Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned his dress...