The Definitive Guide to Creating a Small Business Financial Plan

Any entrepreneur who is in the process of starting a new business must face the reality that creating a viable business plan needs to be an integral component in that process. Fortunately, we have put together this guide to provide small business owners with the information and resources they need to create a sound small … Read more

Uzbek government backs down after plan for constitution sparks protests

The government of Uzbekistan has dropped planned changes to its constitution and declared a one-month state of emergency after mass protests broke out at the weekend in the country’s largest region, which had been set to lose its autonomy under the reforms. The demonstrations in the autonomous region of Karakalpakstan — which makes up 40 … Read more

Biden drilling plan could allow limited leasing off Alaska and in Gulf of Mexico

TebNad/iStock via Getty Images The Biden administration proposes allowing as many as 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the coast of southern Alaska over the next five years, while blocking new offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, according to a draft plan released Friday. The … Read more

Rochester Diocese, Insurers Plan for January Hearing on $147M Sexual Abuse Settlement

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Insurers and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester have agreed on a schedule for discovery and a trial regarding a proposed $147 million settlement to cover sex abuse claims against the church. The proposed settlement was reached after years of mediation. The schedule points to a … Read more

California Assembly Endorses Plan to Allow Citizens to Sue Those Who Provide Dangerous Firearms

A first-in-the-nation law that enables private citizens to sue manufacturers of “dangerous” firearms passed on Monday in the Assembly. The bill, backed by Gov. Newsom, returns to the Senate for consideration later in the week. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, sponsored Senate Bill 1327, notes that the state Legislature “declares that the proliferation of firearms … Read more

California’s Sweeping Climate Plan Pleases Few

Heat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said during discussions of a new plan for the state to reach its climate goals. “I think every single Californian today knows that we’re living through a climate emergency,” said … Read more

Gold gains as G7 nations plan to ban bullion imports from Russia

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Article content Gold prices strengthened on Monday, as news of some Western nations planning to officially ban imports of the metal from Russia for its invasion of Ukraine sparked interest in bullion. Spot gold rose 0.8% to $1,839.79 per ounce by 0721 GMT. U.S. gold futures … Read more

Parameswaran Iyer, credited for Swachh Bharat plan, is new NITI Aayog CEO

Parameswaran Iyer, a retired civil servant who led the Swachh Bharat cleanliness mission, is the new CEO of NITI Aayog, said the government on Friday. Iyer’s tenure will last two years. Incumbent CEO Amitabh Kant’s tenure ends on June 30. The personnel ministry order said Iyer’s appointment is on the same terms … Read more

Asian demand, rising costs squeeze Europe’s LNG import plan By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Model of LNG tanker is seen in front of the EU flag in this illustration taken May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration By Marwa Rashad LONDON (Reuters) -Europe’s plan to get through a winter of difficult Russian gas supply with significant imports of liquefied (LNG) is at risk, with U.S. supply curtailed … Read more