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02/13/2020

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New Zealand threatens to sue Rio Tinto after floods threatened toxic waste

THE GUARDIAN

Minister says he has ‘had enough’ of company’s failure to deal with waste dump that was almost breached by South Island floods

New Zealand’s environment minister has threatened the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto with legal action over what he says is an “outrageous” failure to deal with toxic waste from an aluminium plant. read more »

Tesla Reports S.E.C. Subpoena Over Financial Data

NEW YORK TIMES

The electric-car maker says the agency is also looking into contracts and “regular financing arrangements.”

The S.E.C. had previously investigated statements from Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, about plans to take the company private. That investigation ended in 2018 with Tesla and Mr. Musk each paying a $20 million fine and Mr. Musk stepping down as chairman for three years. read more »

Nissan Sues Carlos Ghosn for $90 Million

NEW YORK TIMES

The automaker said it was trying to recoup monetary damages its former chairman had inflicted on the company. read more »

Boeing axes supervisor amid fallout over embarrassing 737 Max messages

FOX BUISNESS NEWS

Keith Cooper, a former vice president of training and professional services at Boeing, supervised two pilots who complained about the beleaguered aircraft in internal messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. read more »

Barclays CEO Jes Staley under investigation over links with Jeffrey Epstein

CNN

The American chief executive of Barclays (BCS), Jes Staley, is being investigated by British regulators in connection with his relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, the bank said on Thursday. read more »