Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | How Sovereign Citizens Helped Swindle $1 Billion From the Government They Disavow Advertisement Supported by ByAshley Powers March 29, 2019 One day in 2015, Barbara Lavender’s husband returned from a U.F.O. conference and handed her a business card. It bore a red theater-curtain background, a vintage microphone and gold-and-white lettering that read: “Sean David Morton, Radio Host, Public Speaker, Author, Director, Screen Writer, Actor.” The polymathic Mr. Morton, Jeff Lavender told his wife, was U.F.O. royalty. Mr. Morton had spent years whisking E.T.-obsessed tourists to Area 51 for $99 a pop, then leveraged his following into stints on the wee-hours conspiracy show “Coast to Coast AM” — at one point, the nation’s No. 3 talk-radio program. He dabbled in … [Read more...] about How Sovereign Citizens Helped Swindle $1 Billion From the Government They Disavow
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The phrase “mainstream media” has become a “term of abuse” and part of a wider assault on freedom of expression, the head of the BBC has said. BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall said the term was used by people of all political stripes and claimed “traditional journalism” was now being depicted as a problem in society, rather than a solution.TimelineMarch 20, 2019BBC proposes charity to fund local news reporters and address 'chronic under-reporting' of communitiesMarch 20, 2019Emily Maitlis takes reins at BBC Newsnight as Radio 5 Live's Emma Barnett joins all-female teamMarch 19, 2019John Inverdale leaves BBC Radio 5 Live after 25 years at channel he helped launch He made the comments in a wide-ranging speech to the House of Lords yesterday, which touched on fake news, attacks on the press and plans for a BBC-led local news charity.Lord Hall said he was worried by attacks on journalism in the UK, saying journalists faced “constant anonymous … [Read more...] about BBC director Lord Hall says ‘mainstream media’ has become ‘term of abuse’ in wider assault on free expression
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Inside Trump and Deutsche Bank’s Checkered History Advertisement DealBook Supported by March 19, 2019 Good Tuesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Trump and Deutsche Bank’s cozy tie-up President Trump has long enjoyed the backing of one major lender: Deutsche Bank. David Enrich of the NYT has taken a deep look into their often turbulent relationship — which is now under investigation by prosecutors and Congress. Deutsche Bank courted Mr. Trump when no one else would. He had already gone bankrupt, and no Wall Street lender would back him. But bankers at Deutsche like Mike Offit and Justin Kennedy (the son of Justice Anthony Kennedy) lent him millions. Mr. Trump rewarded some bankers, after some prompting, with a trip to his Mar-a-Lago resort. … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Inside Trump and Deutsche Bank’s Checkered History
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Facebook Prioritizes Privacy. Can It Deliver? Advertisement DealBook Supported by March 7, 2019 Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Big questions over Facebook’s privacy pivot Facebook plans to start shifting people toward private messaging and away from the public broadcasting on which its business has been built, Mike Isaac of the NYT reports: • Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday that the company “would focus on private and encrypted communications, in which users message mostly smaller groups of people they know.” • “Unlike publicly shared posts that are kept as users’ permanent records, the communications could also be deleted after a certain period of time.” • “He said Facebook would … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Facebook Prioritizes Privacy. Can It Deliver?
By Rob Curran WSJ Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 The bankruptcy filing by PG&E Corp. is the latest stumble by a company rated highly by environmentally focused investors, further exposing a weakness in a scoring system meant to measure risk for shareholders. The California utility’s moves over the past 10 years to rely more on renewable sources such as wind and solar resulted in high scores on environmental, social and governance metrics, which are considered by many investors to be a positive factor in choosing a stock and used by others as a way of managing risk. What the ratings couldn’t predict is that the stock would lose nearly 70% of its market value since early November, as investors worried about potential liabilities for the role PG&E’s equipment may have played in multiple wildfires. PG&E Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection on Jan. 29 Even as the world’s biggest asset managers pile into ESG investing strategies—an … [Read more...] about PG&E’s Bankruptcy Shows Blindspots in Green Investing