Business News: Equity Residential Declares Fourth Quarter Dividends

CHICAGO, IL – Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR) today announced that its Board of Trustees declared quarterly dividends on the Company’s common and preferred shares.  A regular common share dividend for the fourth quarter of $0.54 per share will be paid on January 11, 2019 to shareholders of record on January 2, 2019. A quarterly dividend … Continue reading Business News: Equity Residential Declares Fourth Quarter Dividends

WASHINGTON | Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

WASHINGTON— Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body’s immune system to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Business News: Duke Energy board appoints Annette Clayton as board member

CHARLOTTE, NC – Duke Energy‘s board of directors today announced the appointment of Annette Clayton – CEO and president of North America Operations for French multinational corporation Schneider Electric – as a new board member, effective Jan. 7, 2019. Schneider Electric specializes in energy management, automation solutions and technology services, operating in over 100 countries. … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy board appoints Annette Clayton as board member

WASHINGTON | Flake’s Senate farewell speech cites threats to democracy

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, President Donald Trump’s most vocal Republican adversary in the Senate, cautioned in his farewell address Thursday that the “threats to our democracy from within and without are real.” Flake declined to seek re-election to a second term, acknowledging that his battles with Trump over the past two years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flake’s Senate farewell speech cites threats to democracy

WASHINGTON | Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

WASHINGTON — Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The bill passed both chambers and holds lawmakers, including those who leave office, financially liable for settlements resulting from harassment and retaliation. There … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators unanimously passed a resolution Thursday in a direct rebuke to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince