Articles by Kelly Gilblom

BP Fears Climate Change Lawsuits in U.S.

After paying more than $65 billion in legal costs for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, BP Plc is wary of the risk of lawsuits related to climate change. Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley raised the topic of class-action lawsuits twice during …

BP Still Paying Gulf Oil Spill Claims as Court Battles Wind Down

BP Plc raised the amount it will pay this year for the Deepwater Horizon accident as thousands of lawsuits related to the biggest oil spill in U.S. history start to wind down. The 2010 explosion at a well in the …

Ireland Readies for Hurricane Ophelia, One of Its Strongest Storms in 50-Plus Years

Ophelia strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane forecast to strike Ireland, where one of the nation’s strongest storms in half a century threatens everything from farms to a golf course owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump. Ophelia’s …

Hurricane Newton Hits Mexico with Threat of Flash Floods, Mud Slides

Hurricane Newton made landfall Tuesday morning in northwest Mexico and will probably cause damage from heavy rain. Cabo San Lucas, a popular tourist destination, will be hit by winds moving as fast as 90 miles (144 kilometers) an hour, according …

Tropical Storm Fiona, 6th Storm of 2016, Forms in Central Tropical Atlantic

Tropical Storm Fiona, which formed more than 900 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, is forecast to track across the open Atlantic for at least the next five days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Fiona, the sixth storm …

HealthCare.com Raising $7.5 Million as HealthCare.Gov Begins Again

HealthCare.com, a company that provides an online market for insurance, is raising $7.5 million in funding to expand its services — just as the U.S. government’s healthcare.gov begins its second year of enrolling patients under Obamacare. Backers of the closely …

Small Businesses Moving to Obamacare Exchanges

U.S. small businesses are dropping health insurance for their workers, as Obamacare lets them send employees to new marketplaces where they can often get subsidies from the government to buy coverage. WellPoint Inc.’s small business insurance products lost 300,000 people …

New York Says It’s Ready for Ebola, but Many Health Workers Aren’t So Sure

Millicent Gist, a receptionist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, was surprised to hear her facility was an officially designated hospital for people suspected of having Ebola in New York City. That’s disturbing, Gist said, because she’s often the …

CDC Steps Up Ebola Risk Management, Names Expert Team for Hospitals

A team of infection experts will be sent to any U.S. hospital with a confirmed Ebola case, according to the nation’s top disease control official, who said such a group could have prevented the infection of a Dallas nurse who …

Dallas Hospital’s Care of Deceased U.S. Ebola Patient Questioned

Hours after Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan died, his family called for an investigation into his care as top infectious disease doctors said he may have survived if his treatment had begun earlier. The family cited his initial release …