As U.S. and European officials began imposing sanctions in their face-off with Russia over Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s $160 billion in oil and natural gas exports may be his most potent weapon to limit punitive measures.
Jane Pierce spent nine years struggling alongside her husband, Todd, as he fought cancer in his sinus cavity. The treatments were working. Then, in July 2009, Todd died in a fiery car crash. He was 46. That was the beginning of a whole new battle for Jane Pierce, this time with Todd’s life insurance company, MetLife Inc.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, locked in a standoff with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline, is refraining from releasing new regulations designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the energy industry until the U.S. makes similar moves.