Mar 5, 2019

Ben Carson plans to leave Trump administration after first term

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Ben Carson said in an interview on Newsmax TV Monday he'll "likely" step down as Housing and Urban Development Secretary at the end of President Trump's first term.

What he's saying: "I will certainly finish out this term,” said Carson, who has been a permanent fixture in an administration with a high staff turnover. “I would be interested in returning to the private sector because I think you have just as much influence, maybe more, there."

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.

JPMorgan Chase to pull support for some fossil fuels

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JPMorgan Chase said Monday that it won’t directly finance new oil and gas development in the Arctic and will significantly curtail its financing of the extraction and burning of coal.

Why it matters: JPMorgan is the world’s largest funder of fossil-fuel companies, according to a report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The announcement follows similar moves by other big banks and investment firms, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.