Anglo American Takes $4B Minas-Rio Writedown

Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde reports that Anglo American Plc will write down $4 billion of the value of its Minas-Rio iron-ore project in Brazil and raise estimated spending a sixth time after expense blowouts forced Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Carroll to quit. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown."
Brown: Mandatory Water Curbs for California Drought
22:01 - California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, speaks about the state's drought now entering its fourth year and first-ever mandatory water restrictions put in place today. Brown issued an executive order seeking a mandatory 25 percent reduction in use and a requirement that new homes feature water-efficient irrigation if the builder plans to use potable water for landscaping. He also called for 50 million square feet of lawns to be replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping and required campuses, golf courses and cemeteries to cut back on water. (Source: Bloomberg)
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