Neel Kashkari, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive chosen by ex-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to help rescue the U.S. banking system, is readying a challenge to California Governor Jerry Brown even as the world’s 10th-largest economy reaches its highest level in more than three decades.
Obama administration officials, under pressure from advanced-biofuel producers, have told industry representatives that they’re considering raising the quota for their product next year above what was contained in an August draft plan.
The Environmental Protection Agency, under pressure from advanced-biofuel producers and farm-state lawmakers, is set to propose today renewable-fuel standards expressed as a range, delaying until next year a decision on the final figures, according to people familiar with the proposal.
After two decades of battles by public health advocates, the artery clogging trans fats common in cookies, frozen pizzas and other processed foods have been deemed unsafe by U.S. regulators, opening the door to a ban.
Companies that make biofuels from corn husks, soy and other materials are mounting a last-ditch lobbying campaign to prevent a weakening of the U.S. renewable- fuel mandate, saying a lower requirement would set back an industry that is ready to blossom.
Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya won the New York City Marathon, a race canceled a year ago by Hurricane Sandy and then buffeted by security worries after fatal finish-line bombings in Boston.
For the past year, Stuart Adams has been fasting twice a week. While he has lost 15 pounds, the real reason he’s depriving himself is to stave off brain disorders including schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Illinois lawmakers return to their chambers today with the goal of bolstering the weakest state pension system. Investors are skeptical of their resolve, demanding a record yield cushion to own the state’s obligations.