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Tim McLaughlin

Special Report: Little lab on the prairie clears path to big 'clean coal' profits

Dec 04 2018

“Clean” coal is a rich vein for American investors to mine, thanks to a lucrative subsidy offered by the U.S. government. For many producers of the fuel, the path to profit leads through a laboratory at the University of North Dakota.

Special Report: Wall Street cleans up on 'clean' coal subsidies

Dec 04 2018

Earlier this year, the chief financial officer of global insurance giant Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. explained to analysts how the company had turned a little-known U.S. energy subsidy into a profit machine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars to its bottom line.

Special Report: U.S. 'clean coal' program fails to deliver on smog cuts

Dec 03 2018

Champions of coal say the superabundant fossil fuel can be made environmentally friendlier by refining it with chemicals – a “clean coal” technology backed by a billion dollars in U.S. government tax subsidies annually.

RPT-ANALYSIS-Securities lending boom sparks concerns on returns and voting

Nov 08 2018

BOSTON, Nov 8 Securities lending by investment funds has reached its highest level in a decade, as demand for corporate bonds surged more than 30 percent over the past 18 months and short selling of Tesla and Alibaba shares reaches a frenzy.

Securities lending boom sparks concerns on returns and voting

Nov 08 2018

BOSTON Securities lending by investment funds has reached its highest level in a decade, as demand for corporate bonds surged more than 30 percent over the past 18 months and short selling of Tesla and Alibaba shares reaches a frenzy.

Retirement target-date funds stung by emerging markets, U.S. bonds

Oct 12 2018

BOSTON The largest target-date funds for U.S. investors nearing retirement are reporting their worst performance since 2008, as bets on Chinese stocks and Treasuries produced negative returns.

U.S. investors feed yield pangs with annuities, money funds, bank CDs

Oct 05 2018

BOSTON, Oct 5 The yield starvation diet for American investors is over.

Investors save billions as funds cut fees, fight for market share

Oct 03 2018

BOSTON U.S. investors will save billions annually in mutual fund fees as money managers keep chopping them in a widening war for market share.

Putnam stares down hedge funds on big shopping mall bet

Sep 21 2018

BOSTON Putnam Investments has placed a large, concentrated bet that struggling U.S. shopping malls can transform themselves even as key tenants shut stores or file for bankruptcy.

Massachusetts gas explosions shine spotlight on century-old pipelines

Sep 14 2018

BOSTON Thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines in Massachusetts are leak-prone and need repair, utilities have told state regulators, highlighting aging energy infrastructure risks after explosions ripped through three towns outside of Boston this week.

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