Exxon CEO: Don’t frack in my backyard

Published time: February 22, 2014 02:36                                                                              Exxon Mobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson.(Reuters / Kevin Lamarque ) The CEO of ExxonMobil – the top producer of natural gas in the US – has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that…

US government “profits” from student loans in 2013 surpassed $41 billion / estimates show more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt exists in the US

Published time: November 25, 2013 23:33 The US government made enough profit off of student loans in the last year to provide full Pell Grants of over $5,600 to 7.3 million students. But, like many government financial issues, accounting methods complicate the story. The $41.3 billion student-loan profit for the 2013 fiscal year –  which…

Azeri president says Armenia is a country “of no value”

  Azeri President Ilham Aliyev took his verbal attacks on arch enemy Armenia onto Twitter on Tuesday, calling his Caucasus neighbor a “colony” run from abroad. Aliyev and his government have tried to boost their presence online, where dissident Azeri bloggers and members of the Armenian diaspora regularly attack Azerbaijan’s human rights record. “Our main…

Nicholas Mockford’s job at ExxonMobil provides few clues as to a motive for his assassination-style killing. (Work was in alternatives to phthalate )

Nicholas Mockford’s ExxonMobil role provides few clues as to a motive Image 1 of 2 Nicholas Mockford Nicholas Mockford, in the blue coat, with his successful ExxonMobil sailing team after claiming victory in a Channel race last year By Emily Gosden 1:47PM BST 26 Oct 2012 As the world’s biggest publicly-traded oil and gas company,…

White House, DHS, FBI Drafting Executive Order on Cybersecurity

Sep. 21, 2012 – 09:28AM   |  By NICOLE BLAKE JOHNSON Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee that that an executive order dealing with cybersecurity threats will be less effective than legislation.   (Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images) The White House is working with the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and…

Sen. Jay Rockefeller pitches cybersecurity bill to top CEOs: Offers them immunity from liability in the event of a cyberattack

  By The Christian Science Monitor Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:02 EDT Seeking to overcome opposition from the US Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to a cybersecurity bill, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D) of West Virginia took the unusual step Wednesday of writing the CEOs of the 500 largest US companies to request their…