German Automakers Lament Loss Of Competitive Edge Over U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Germany’s auto industry expressed disappointment over the decision by the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, saying that Europe’s international competitive edge will now be harmed. “The regrettable announcement by the USA makes it inevitable that Europe must facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy to remain internationally competitive,” Matthias Wissmann,Continue reading “German Automakers Lament Loss Of Competitive Edge Over U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord”

Google could face a $9bn EU fine for rigging search results in its favour A seven-year investigation into the world’s most popular internet search engine was triggered by scores of complaints from both US and European rivals

  EU antitrust regulators aim to slap a hefty fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service before the summer break in August, two people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for two other cases involving the US company. The European Commission’s decision will come after a seven-year investigation into the world’s most popularContinue reading “Google could face a $9bn EU fine for rigging search results in its favour A seven-year investigation into the world’s most popular internet search engine was triggered by scores of complaints from both US and European rivals”

Resurgent Colombian Cartels Are Flooding US Streets With Cocaine

Cocaine production is booming again in Colombia and the resurgent cartels are behind roughly 90 percent of cocaine flooding onto U.S. streets. Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration say traffickers are smuggling more cocaine into South Florida than officials have seen since 2007. The coca crop is flourishing in Colombia after a decade of decline. OfficialsContinue reading “Resurgent Colombian Cartels Are Flooding US Streets With Cocaine”

How Many US High Schoolers Binge Drink?

Teen drinking has dropped in recent decades, but still about one-third of U.S. high schoolers say they drink alcohol, and one in six say they binge drink, according to a new report. The study, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed information from a yearly survey of high school students, conducted from 1991Continue reading “How Many US High Schoolers Binge Drink?”