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Canada vows 'full steam ahead' on ratifying trade pact after US lifts metals tariffs

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will move quickly to ratify the new North American trade pact, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Saturday, a day after the United States agreed to lift tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland takes part in a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Read More…

Iran changes tactics, destinations on oil exports, maritime official says

FILE PHOTO: Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Persian Gulf, south of the capital Tehran, July 25, 2005. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/File Photo (Reuters) – Iran has adopted new tactics and new destinations in shipping its oil exports following the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions, a senior Iranian maritime official Read More…

Exclusive: Saudi's Falih says sees no oil shortage, but OPEC to act if needed

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that he saw no oil supply shortage as global oil inventories are still rising, particularly from the United States, but OPEC will be responsive to the oil market’s needs. Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih speaks during financial sector conference in Read More…

Beverly Hills could become first US city to prohibit sale of all tobacco products

Beverly Hills City Hall in Beverly Hills, California on January 13, 2018. Raymond Boyd | Michael Ochs Archives | Getty Images LOS ANGELES — The Beverly Hills City Council will consider a first-in-the-nation ban on all tobacco sales next Tuesday. The ordinance would apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes sold Read More…

Chick-fil-A says it has ‘much higher calling’ amid charity backlash

Chick-fil-A is taking the high road in response to a handful of liberal critics alleging the popular fast food restaurant is hostile to LGBTQ individuals. The executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Chick-fil-A’s vice president of corporate social responsibility, Rodney Bullard, told Business Insider the Christian-owned company has “a much higher calling than any Read More…

Amazon's drug push has one start-up cutting staff, selling pharmacies to help businesses compete

Analysts say Amazon is poised to disrupt the $934.8 billion dollar global pharmaceutical industry. PillPack Nimble Pharmacy was among a crop of emerging companies, backed by venture capitalists, aiming to deliver prescription drugs from their own pharmacies to consumers’ homes or offices. Then Amazon bought online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, and Nimble needed to find Read More…

Carbon removal takes hold on Hill

With help from Alex Guillén, Gavin Bade, Zack Colman, Annie Snider and Anthony Adragna Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools Read More…

Feds’ ID verification letters frighten eateries, hotels that hire immigrants

The hospitality industry is rattled over a fresh wave of letters from the feds demanding the verification of employees’ Social Security numbers, The Post has learned. After a seven-year hiatus, the Social Security Administration has begun sending out so called “no-match” letters to employers across the country, alerting them that the W-2 forms they submitted Read More…

Bernhardt hits the Hill

With help from Gavin Bade, Eric Wolff and Annie Snider Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. Read More…

2019 Disruptor 50: No. 14 Kabbage

Founders: Rob Frohwein (CEO), Kathryn Petralia (President), Marc GorlinLaunched: 2009Headquarters: AtlantaFunding: $489 millionValuation: $1.2 billion (PitchBook)Key technologies: Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, machine learningIndustry: Credit, financial services, lending George Kavallines | CNBC Small businesses are continuously touted as the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, but it doesn’t seem like the big banks know that. Getting a Read More…

Trump to tout LNG in Louisiana

With help from Ben Lefebvre, Anthony Adragna and Zack Colman Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. Read More…

Schumer breaks down climate change plan

Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. QUICK FIX — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to Read More…

Inside new EPA emails

With help from Alex Guillén, Gavin Bade, Annie Snider and Daniel Lippman Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, Read More…

Saas Management startup Intello scores $2.5 million extended seed – TechCrunch

Intello, the New York City-based Saas management platform, announced a $2.5 million extended seed round today, along with some product enhancements. The round was led by Resolute Ventures . Harrison Metal and Magnetico Ventures also participated along with various individual angel investors including Zane Lackey from Signal Sciences, Chris Smoak from Atrium and Zach Sherman Read More…

Congress jumps into PFAS fray

Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. QUICK FIX — Lawmakers aren’t waiting on EPA to deal Read More…