An avalanche of mud unleashed by a massive dam failure in Brazil earlier this month contained “high levels of toxic heavy metals and other toxic chemicals,” a pair of United Nations experts said Wednesday.
VW’s emissions crisis deepened, as U.S. authorities and German prosecutors set new probes into allegations of cheating, even as the company presented an upbeat plan to fix millions of tainted cars in Europe.
Costco Wholesale Corp. said federal investigators are examining whether the celery and onion mix used in the retailer’s rotisserie chicken salad was the source of an E. coli outbreak that infected 19 people.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law a $3.4 million pay cut for the chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a harsh rebuff of the companies’ regulator by Congress and the administration.
President-elect Mauricio Macri selected a team of veteran policy experts to overhaul Argentina’s economy, a day after Mr. Macri said departing President Cristina Kirchner declined to help with a cabinet transition.