Samantha Hafermann

Samantha Hafermann

Samantha Hafermann is an Iowa-based freelance reporter covering financial markets, corporate governance and the energy industry.

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March 27, 2020
by Samantha Hafermann
Lawsuit Alleges That Williams CEO Secretly Undermined Billion Dollar Deal

An unusual case of corporate intrigue in the energy industry is winding its way through the legal system with potentially... Read More

An unusual case of corporate intrigue in the energy industry is winding its way through the legal system with potentially far-reaching consequences for policing corporate governance and the bounds of mergers and acquisitions, particularly the rules of the game when a party wants out of a... Read More

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June 17, 2024
by Dan McCue
UAW Members Approve Contract at Ohio EV Battery Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — UAW workers at an Ohio plant that supplies the battery cells for General Motors electric vehicles have... Read More

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — UAW workers at an Ohio plant that supplies the battery cells for General Motors electric vehicles have overwhelmingly approved a new contract that ensures significant raises and better health and safety protections. The new contract for workers... Read More

June 17, 2024
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Railway Must Pay Tribe $400M for Trespassing Oil Trains

SEATTLE — The BNSF Railway Co., the largest freight railroad in the United States, must pay a Native American tribe... Read More

SEATTLE — The BNSF Railway Co., the largest freight railroad in the United States, must pay a Native American tribe in Washington state nearly $400 million for years of illegally transporting crude oil-laden tankers across their land. Monday’s ruling by... Read More

June 17, 2024
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Congresswoman Wants AG Garland Arrested for Contempt

WASHINGTON — A member of Congress said Sunday she wants to use a rarely invoked legal authority to compel the... Read More

WASHINGTON — A member of Congress said Sunday she wants to use a rarely invoked legal authority to compel the arrest of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland for contempt. The House voted last week to hold Garland in contempt of... Read More

June 17, 2024
by Anna Claire Miller
Biden Campaign Redoubling Effort to Keep Abortion Rights Front of Mind for Voters

WASHINGTON — With the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade fast approaching, the Biden-Harris... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade fast approaching, the Biden-Harris campaign is organizing volunteers to share what they’ve experienced since that ruling went into effect. Decided on June 24, 2022,... Read More

June 17, 2024
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Study Finds Data Center Electricity Use Could Double by 2030

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Thanks in large part to artificial intelligence becoming an ever-more entrenched part of the digital economy,... Read More

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Thanks in large part to artificial intelligence becoming an ever-more entrenched part of the digital economy, the demand for power from the data centers the technology relies on could double by 2030, a new report from... Read More

June 17, 2024
by Dan McCue
Des Moines Register Poll Reconfirms Iowa’s Shift From Swing to Red State

WASHINGTON — Iowa, home to corn, state fair butter cows, and a world famous political caucus, is a swing state... Read More

WASHINGTON — Iowa, home to corn, state fair butter cows, and a world famous political caucus, is a swing state no more. That much now seems obvious with the release of a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll Monday that... Read More

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