A push by Warren Buffett’s railroad to boost oil-shipment safety is meeting resistance from Hess Corp. and other companies that say the plan would mean a surge in costs and force them to scrap thousands of tank cars.
Texans will have to prove who they are to cast ballots today, beginning a series of U.S state elections that will show the effect of laws pushed by Republicans requiring photo identification at the polls.
South Carolina agreed to a court order blocking enforcement of state immigration laws including a provision that allowed detention of people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally while their status was reviewed.
Gains in everything from gold to oil drove commodities to the highest since September as Ukraine’s turmoil boosted the appeal of haven assets and fueled concern that energy and agricultural supplies will be disrupted.
AT&T Inc. proposed offering digital- only telephone service in towns in Alabama and Florida as it moves toward abandoning its aging copper-wire network and escaping the U.S. regulation that goes with it.