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U.N.: 2015 Likely to Be Warmest on Record

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:39:20 PM
This year is on course to be the warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization warned, evidence of man-made global warming and the effect it’s having on extreme weather conditions.

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How to Trade Retail Stocks Before Black Friday

Thursday November 19th, 2015 03:09:41 PM
Skittish investors have hammered retailers on bad news, creating a win-win options trade opportunity.

Nasdaq’s Greifeld: How He Built a Global Giant

Friday November 20th, 2015 10:19:58 PM
In 12 years at the helm, Bob Greifeld took the exchange from a domestic trading backwater to a global financial powerhouse—boosting its shares 832% along the way. US Business

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Takata U.S. Employees Saw Problems in Air-Bag Tests

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:49:15 PM
For a decade, Takata employees in the U.S. raised concerns internally about misleading testing reports on air bags that later became prone to explosions.

Justice Department Probing Comcast's Role in 'Spot' Cable Ad Sales Market

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 12:24:16 PM
The Justice Department is investigating whether Comcast’s business practices in the $5 billion cable advertising-sales market violate federal antitrust law.

H-P Spinoffs Give First Looks

Wednesday November 25th, 2015 04:44:35 AM
HP Inc., fresh off its split in early November, gave profit outlooks below Wall Street’s expectations for its first quarter as a public company, sending shares lower.

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France Holiday Tourism Economy 2015: After Paris Terror Attacks, Business, Artisans And Christmas Markets Struggle To Draw Seasonal Tourists

Saturday November 21st, 2015 04:37:28 PM
PARIS -- Quentin DuBus, 29, has been making handcrafted soaps with his family in the south of France for 10 years. They have come up to the Christmas Market in Paris from the southern city of Marseille to sell their products for the past five years. Soap from Marseille is known throughout France as some of the finest, and the small rose- or lavender-scented bars draw customers from all over the country as well as from abroad.

China Retail Sales Up 11% In Highest Rise This Year

Wednesday November 11th, 2015 08:52:47 AM
Chinese households shrugged off fears of a slowing economy as October retail sales in the country reportedly rose 11 percent -- its fastest expansion this year and a shade above expectations. The data released Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics, China, said the expansion was helped by strong sales of mobile phones, building supplies and household products. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a growth in October retail sales to stay flat at September’s growth rate of 10.9 percent.

Electrolux, GE Prepare For DOJ Trial As Settlement Hopes Fade Over $3.3B Deal Bid

Friday November 6th, 2015 06:12:34 AM
AB Electrolux is not in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice for a settlement over its bid to buy General Electric Company's (GE) appliance business and is ready to go to trial, a lawyer for the Swedish appliance maker said, according to Reuters.

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World's First Full-Scale Carbon Capture And Storage Project To Launch At Canada's Boundary Dam Plant

Wednesday October 1st, 2014 06:41:15 PM
The world’s first commercial-scale “carbon capture and storage” (CCS) project is set to launch this week at a coal-fired power plant in Canada. The $1.4 billion development marks a major milestone for the fledgling technology, which is seen as critical for cutting global warming pollution from fossil fuels.

Marijuana Trademarks: Product Owners Struggle With Federal Trademarks

Wednesday October 1st, 2014 04:53:26 PM
A booming American cannabis industry has fostered a growing group of entrepreneurs looking to make millions from marijuana products. But even in states where recreational use is legal, enterprising business owners are seeing their profits go up in smoke due to another legal snag - the lack of protection for intellectual property.

New York Times Plans Job Cuts And Will Eliminate About 100 Newsroom Jobs: Report

Wednesday October 1st, 2014 01:53:25 PM
The New York Times unveiled plans for job cuts on Wednesday as part of a companywide restructuring intended to safeguard the newspaper’s long-term profitability.  About 100 newsroom jobs will be eliminated, in addition to a smaller number of positions from the editorial and business operations. If the Times cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, they will offer buyouts and resort to layoffs.

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Iran's New Oil And Gas Contract Terms Flexible On Crude Price, Risk: Official

Saturday November 21st, 2015 01:48:00 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) -- Iran's new oil and gas contracts will have flexible terms that take into account oil price fluctuations and investment risks, a senior Iranian official told Reuters Saturday. Iran is trying to lure back international oil companies to develop its vast oil and gas reserves once sanctions are lifted under a deal with world powers. Iran will announce a new development contract model at conferences in Tehran Nov. 28-29 ‎and in London in February.

With Crude Prices At Historic Lows, Saudi Arabia Pledges To Keep Oil Coming

Sunday November 8th, 2015 10:32:47 PM
A year after the price of crude went into free fall, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has said that it has no plans to reduce oil drilling. In comments to the Financial Times, Saudi officials said they see no reason to slow the supply of oil in advance of an international producers' meeting in December. 

How Will Federal Budget Deal Affect US Oil Security?

Wednesday October 28th, 2015 07:27:23 PM
As Middle East and Latin American countries grapple with sinking oil prices, the United States is considering a budget deal that would require the sale of 58 million barrels of oil from the emergency reserve created decades ago to shield the nation from market disruptions. While this release of crude is unlikely to directly affect oil prices, some experts say depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve could leave the U.S. vulnerable to unforeseen events that disrupt global oil markets.

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