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Kimberly-Clark Reinvents the Diaper Business

Saturday June 17th, 2017 04:23:20 AM
Under CEO Thomas Falk, the consumer-products company has become a nimble and innovative competitor around the world. US Business

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GE Leaves Investors in Limbo

Friday July 21st, 2017 05:55:52 PM
GE told investors that profits are under pressure and they would have to wait several months for a better sense of its business, sending shares tumbling.

U.S. and Exxon Spar Over Russia Sanctions Violation

Friday July 21st, 2017 05:23:23 PM
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil Corp. for what it called a “reckless disregard” of U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant’s chief executive, a finding the company immediately said it would challenge.

Big Tobacco Finds Surprise Allies in Smokeless Push

Friday July 21st, 2017 12:52:31 PM
Tobacco companies want U.S. regulators to bless smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to smoking, as cigarette consumption falls. In its campaign, Big Tobacco has unusual supporters: some public-health advocates.

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Coca-Cola Funded Anti-Obesity Nonprofit GEBN Shuts Down After Allegations Of Coke's Involvement

Tuesday December 1st, 2015 09:10:04 AM
The Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN), a nonprofit organization funded by the Coca-Cola Co., said on its website late Monday that it will discontinue its operations. The announcement comes four months after it was revealed that the Atlanta, Georgia-based beverage maker was involved in the activities of the group.

Cyber Monday Is Still The Busiest Online Shopping Day Of The Year, Even As Year-Round Web Commerce Booms

Monday November 30th, 2015 09:11:34 PM
Eager to capture the frenzied crowds that flock to brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday, online retailers banded together 10 years ago and birthed a shopping holiday of their own. Since then, so-called Cyber Monday has turned out to be an enormous success, becoming the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Small Shops See Uptick In Customers Despite Lack Of Small Business Saturday American Express Incentives

Saturday November 28th, 2015 10:57:07 PM
In the wake of Black Friday, small shops and retailers were getting the attention on Saturday as United States consumers came out for Small Business Saturday -- a shopping holiday conceived by American Express in 2010. The day has become a way for small retailers, restaurants and shops to promote their establishments within their local communities.

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Moon Colony? Elon Musk Now Wants Lunar Colonization Before Mars

Thursday July 20th, 2017 08:33:27 PM
Elon Musk's name is associated with Tesla, SpaceX and of course Mars colonies, but what about other planets and objects in space? At a talk at the International Space Station Research and Development conference in Washington D.C., Musk said he believes having some sort of moon base would help further his mission to the Red Planet.

Take A Tour Of The International Space Station With Google Earth Street View

Thursday July 20th, 2017 06:58:16 PM
You’ve probably used Google Street View to check out a potential new place to live or maybe even to explore a new city. Now Street View has gone off road and taken to the sky, space and the International Space Station to be exact. In its most recent addition to Google’s “Maps” feature, Street View travels through the modules of the ISS where astronauts work and live day in and day out.

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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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