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Tim McLaughlin

A.J. Gallagher’s 'clean coal' business draws ire of green investors

Jan 18 2019

BOSTON Two of America’s best-known green investors are reassessing their stakes in global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co after a Reuters investigation into the company’s lucrative side-business in “clean coal”.

U.S. retirees try to keep cool as stocks tumble

Dec 28 2018

BOSTON Nancy Farrington, a retiree who turns 75 next month, admits to being in a constant state of anxiety over the biggest December stock market rout since Herbert Hoover was president. | Video

Small assault-style rifle firms thriving under activists' radar

Dec 17 2018

BOSTON A decade ago, Kentucky's Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn't make firearms. | Video

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.

World News

Spurned by U.S., North Korea's Kim holds talks with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday at a summit intended to show that the United States is not the only power with enough clout to engage with the reclusive communist state on its nuclear program.