Articles by Erwin Seba and Jessica Resnick-Ault

Free Shots, Cash Bonus, Firing. Employers Weigh How to Get Employees Vaccinated

U.S. workers could soon face choices such as free COVID-19 shots and a cash bonus if all get immunized, or those unwilling to be vaccinated get reassigned or even lose their jobs. Those options are being studied by businesses hoping …

Fire Burns at Hurricane-Hit Louisiana Chemical Plant

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Thursday asked residents in three southwestern communities to stay indoors with windows and doors shut as a plume rose from a chemical fire at a Biolab plant in an area hit by Hurricane Laura. …

Inside Connecticut’s ‘Ground War’ Against Coronavirus at Nursing Homes

On Main Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut, across the road from a hospital grappling with the coronavirus crisis, a nondescript brick building is playing a key role in the state’s plan to free up acute-care beds and protect its ailing nursing …

Sunday Update: Weakened Tropical Storm Nate Brings Rain, Tornado Warnings to South

Hurricane Nate weakened to a tropical depression on Sunday after coming ashore in Mississippi, flooding roads and buildings but sparing the state from catastrophic damages. Maximum sustained winds from Nate, the fourth major storm to hit the United States in …

Post-Disaster, BP Stakes Future on Deepwater Despite Surging Shale

About 300 BP workers commute 150 miles by helicopter from the Louisiana coast to a deep-sea drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico that can produce more oil in a day than a West Texas rig can pump in a …