U.S. inflation eases grip on economy, falling for a 6th month – InsuranceNewsNet

Peltz’s attempt to join Disney’s board comes just months after the company brought back longtime CEO Bob Iger to lead Disney again.

U.S. inflation eases grip on economy, falling for a 6th month – InsuranceNewsNet

Disney urged shareholders to vote against Peltz and named current board member Mark Parker as its chairman. Parker, who also serves as executive chairman at Nike Inc., succeeds Susan Arnold. The move that will shrink the board to 11 members.

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Study: Exxon Mobil accurately predicted warming since 1970s

DENVER – A new study says Exxon Mobil’s scientists were remarkably accurate in their predictions about global warming. But at the same time, the company made public statements that contradicted its scientists’ conclusions. The study in the journal Science looked at research that Exxon funded. The research forecast the coming warming with precision equal to or better than government and academic scientists. This was during the same time that the oil giant publicly doubted that warming was real and dismissed climate models’ accuracy.

Exxon says its understanding of climate change evolved over the years and that critics are misunderstanding its earlier research.

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U.S. air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown

U.S. air travel has returned mostly to normal, a day after a computer system that sends safety information to pilots broke down and grounded traffic from coast to coast.

By early afternoon Thursday on the East Coast, only about 100 flights had been canceled and 1,700 delayed.

Those figures are much lower than on Wednesday, when more than 1,300 flights were scrubbed and 11,000 delayed. The Federal Aviation Administration said a damaged database file appeared to have caused the outage in the safety-alert system.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg promised a thorough examination to avoid another major failure.

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House votes to block China from buying oil from U.S. reserves

WASHINGTON – The Republicancontrolled House has voted to block oil from the country’s emergency stockpile from going to China. Republicans say the bill would help end what they call President Joe Biden’s “abuse of our strategic reserves.”

Biden withdrew 180 million barrels from the reserve last year in a bid to halt rising gasoline prices after a ban on Russian oil imports following its invasion of Ukraine. Democrats say Republicans are trying to fix a problem of their own making. China is among numerous potential adversaries that buy U.S. oil after the GOPled Congress lifted an export ban in 2015. Last year, millions of barrels of oil from the U.S. reserves wound up being exported to China.

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Nurses at 2 NYC hospitals return to work as deal ends strike

NEW YORK – Thousands of nurses at two New York City hospitals have ended a three-day strike after reaching a tentative contract agreement.

Union officials say it will relieve chronic short staffing and boost pay by 19% over three years. Nurses began returning to work at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center after the deal was announced Thursday morning. The New York State Nurses Association stressed staffing levels as a key concern. It said nurses were stretched too thin because too many jobs are open. The privately owned, nonprofit hospitals cited a widespread nursing shortage exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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