Proponents and critics of Keystone XL are unleashing a final flurry of pleas to persuade the government on the pipeline, which has become a flash point in a debate over energy development versus climate protection.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to another record and Treasuries fell amid improving U.S. consumer confidence and speculation the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy. The euro strengthened after data showed faster-than-estimated inflation.
Ralph Bahna, a former Trans World Airlines and Cunard executive who expanded business travelers’ options as founder of Club Quarters hotels and chairman of Priceline.com Inc., the “name your own price” website, has died. He was 71.