Steven Mufson
Reporter

Steven Mufson is a staff writer covering energy and other financial news. He has worked at the Post since 1989 and has been its chief economic policy writer, Beijing correspondent, diplomatic correspondent and deputy editor of the weekly Outlook section. Earlier, he spent six years working for The Wall Street Journal in New York, London and Johannesburg and wrote a book about the 1980s uprisings in South Africa’s black townships.

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Justice Department reaches $18.7 billion agreement in principle with BP

Justice Department reaches $18.7 billion agreement in principle with BP

The agreement addresses claims arising from the 2010 devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Puerto Rico electric utility and its creditors are near a deal to postpone default

Puerto Rico electric utility and its creditors are near a deal to postpone default

The deal with Puerto Rico’s electric utility would not affect the government’s struggle to reckon with the bulk of its roughly $73 billion in debt.

In a major moment for climate policy, China, Brazil, and the U.S. all announce new commitments

In a major moment for climate policy, China, Brazil, and the U.S. all announce new commitments

The three major emitters collectively pushed the ball downfield considerably Tuesday, as the world moves towards a major Paris summit at the end of the year.

Puerto Rico urges U.S. to help save it from default

Puerto Rico urges U.S. to help save it from default

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla portrayed his territory’s economic condition as even more dire than previously revealed and appealed for unprecedented bankruptcy rule changes.