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High Dose of VX Nerve Agent Killed Kim Jong Nam Within 20 Minutes

Monday February 27th, 2017 07:28:24 AM
Malaysia said a high dose of a lethal nerve agent killed Kim Jong Nam within 20 minutes of being assaulted on Feb. 13, while authorities checked for traces of the substance at the main international airport and at a condominium.

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Indian Workers in U.S. Fear a Trump H-1B Crackdown

Monday February 27th, 2017 12:12:07 PM
President Donald Trump’s plan to re-examine a range of visa programs to protect American jobs has many Indian engineers and computer scientists employed by U.S. tech companies putting life plans on hold and questioning career decisions.

Facing Criticism, Drug Makers Keep Lid On Price Increases

Monday February 27th, 2017 11:20:04 AM
Pharmaceutical companies held most of their traditional January list-price increases to under 10% this year, although the median boost was little-changed from 2016. Among the critics they face now is President Trump.

Takata to Set Up Fund for Victims of Faulty Air Bags

Monday February 27th, 2017 03:18:03 AM
After resisting the idea, Takata is establishing a fund to compensate victims of its exploding air bags. To sort through the claims, it has picked Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw compensation funds for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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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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Target Removes ‘Shadow Of Mordor 2’ Listing ‘Middle Earth: Shadow Of War’ From Website After Leaking Release Date

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:45:52 AM
The title of “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” sequel and its release date have been accidentally leaked by discount store retailer Target. And while the leak has already been removed from the website, it continues to live on through different online news publications and social networking sites.

MWC 2017: Nokia 3310 Returns With A Modern, Colorful Look And A Battery That Lasts For A Month

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:02:36 AM
HMD Global has announced the return of Nokia’s most famous cellphone, the Nokia 3310. The classic handset has been revived with a more modern look but retains some of the original features that made the original 2000 phone memorable. Unlike the original, the new Nokia 3310 comes with a smoother and slimmer body along with a glossy orange and yellow casing. The classic matte grey and matte blue finishes from the original phone are making a comeback as well.

How Fast Is 5G?: Specs Released For 5G Networks

Sunday February 26th, 2017 04:09:13 PM
While mobile carriers continue to compete to improve the speed of their 4G LTE networks, 5G is just around the corner. On Thursday, the International Telcommunication Union (ITU) announced its standards for 5G networks. The announcement on Thursday was simply a draft on the technical requirements that will come with 5G, it is a major step toward finalizing the specifications—expected to happen in November—that will be in place for the next-generation mobile network. 5G Peak Data Rate

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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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