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S&P 500   3,585.62
DOW   28,725.51
QQQ   267.26
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Denmark says Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline has also stopped leaking
Denmark says Nord Stream 1 pipelines stop leaking
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Brazil holds historic election with Lula against Bolsonaro
US shift away from coal hits tribal community in New Mexico
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Tesla sales bounce back in Q3 but fall short of estimates
Allies aim for risky Russian oil price cap as winter nears
S&P 500   3,585.62
DOW   28,725.51
QQQ   267.26
Why This Bear Market Is Not Even Close to Being Done…
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Denmark says Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline has also stopped leaking
Denmark says Nord Stream 1 pipelines stop leaking
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Brazil holds historic election with Lula against Bolsonaro
US shift away from coal hits tribal community in New Mexico
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Tesla sales bounce back in Q3 but fall short of estimates
Allies aim for risky Russian oil price cap as winter nears
S&P 500   3,585.62
DOW   28,725.51
QQQ   267.26
Why This Bear Market Is Not Even Close to Being Done…
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Denmark says Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline has also stopped leaking
Denmark says Nord Stream 1 pipelines stop leaking
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Brazil holds historic election with Lula against Bolsonaro
US shift away from coal hits tribal community in New Mexico
The 3-Stock Retirement Blueprint (Ad)
Tesla sales bounce back in Q3 but fall short of estimates
Allies aim for risky Russian oil price cap as winter nears

Judge approves $230M settlement in California oil spill case


Volunteers fill buckets with oil near Refugio State Beach after an oil spill north of Goleta, Calif., May 20, 2015. A judge has approved a $230 million lawsuit settlement by the owners of a pipeline that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off California in 2015. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a $230 million lawsuit settlement by the owners of a pipeline that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off California in 2015, lawyers announced Thursday.

A federal judge in Los Angeles gave final approval on Tuesday to a settlement of a class-action suit that blamed All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains Pipeline, L.P. for the May 2015 spill off the Santa Barbara coast.

The corroded undersea pipeline ruptured north of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles. All American Pipeline later estimated that 142,800 gallons spilled.

It was the worst California coastal oil spill since 1969. It blackened popular beaches for miles, killing or fouling hundred of seabirds, seals and other wildlife and hurting tourism and fishing.

“Due to failed maintenance and extensive pipeline corrosion, the pipeline ruptured and spilled, devastating the fishing industry and soiling coastal properties from Santa Barbara County to Los Angeles County," said a press statement from the law firms that filed the suit.

People who believe they may be entitled to some of the money have until Oct. 31 to submit claims.

The companies didn’t admit liability in the settlement agreement, which was reached in May following seven years of legal wrangling.

Federal inspectors found that Plains had made several preventable errors, failed to quickly detect the pipeline rupture and responded too slowly as oil flowed toward the ocean.

Plains apologized for the spill and paid for the costly cleanup. In 2020, Plains agreed to pay $60 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it violated safety laws. It also agreed to bring its nationwide pipeline system into compliance with federal safety laws.

Plains has applied for permission to build a new pipeline but it is facing an uphill battle.

7 Stocks with the Pricing Power to Push Through High Inflation

When inflation rises, it's not difficult to notice higher prices. But you don't have to be very old to understand the expression that a dollar doesn't buy as much as it used to. The Happy Meal was introduced in 1979 for a price of $1.10. Today, that same meal costs $2.99. Yet, it remains one of the restaurant chain's most popular items. It's also a barometer for the economy because of its convenience for parents.

And consider the iPhone which costs 81% more in 2022 than the initial model that launched in 2007. Yet despite the increase in price, consumers are willing to pay whatever is required.

The key to both of these examples, and others like them, is pricing power. A company that has the ability to raise its prices can maintain its profit margins. That means it delivers consistent results regardless of what's happening in the broader economy. In good times, this may be taken for granted. But when the economy slows down, that consistency stands out.

In this special presentation, we're looking at seven companies with significant pricing power at all times, particularly with inflation currently running at 40-year highs.

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