Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 4:00 am
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Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 5:17 pm
Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 9:43 am
The federal government promised almost 30 years ago to find a place to bury nuclear waste from power plants. It hasn't. So the waste is piling up at power plants around the country.
Now a federal court says the government must prove that this temporary solution is truly safe. The decision could help break the nuclear-waste logjam.
Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 5:55 pm
A couple years ago, Spain hatched a plan to help its small, regional banks. The banks, called cajas, had made lots of bad loans during Spain's real estate bubble.
The plan: Merge the bad cajas with the good ones, in order to make the losses more manageable and bring down overhead.
The government brought in Angel Borges, a banking consultant from Madrid, as a sort of yenta — a matchmaker who was supposed to help the cajas get together.