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Business leaders and officials from major Canadian airports have joined forces to urge Ottawa to invest more in airports to make air travel smoother and make them more competitive.

Opponents of NEXUS pipeline vow to engage in delaying tactics

Northeastern Ohio residents have been trying to convince Spectra Energy and DTE Energy to build their natural gas pipeline somewhere else, and they plan to use delaying tactics to hold off construction.

French Socialists risk meltdown in stricken steel belt

Towering above the Moselle valley in northeast France are two rusting testaments to the dashed hopes of Francois Hollande's presidency that loom large over the election of his successor next year.

'Leaning tower of San Francisco' sinking faster than we thought

San Francisco's 58-story sleek and ritzy high-rise, Millennium Tower is sinking and tilting faster than previously thought, based on newly released satellite images.

Airbnb imposes limit on London home rentals

Airbnb will impose a 90-day limit on the sharing of private homes in London, the home rentals website has revealed amid fears over the British capital's housing market.

Singapore fines two British banks for 1MDB-linked lapses

Singapore's financial regulator said Friday it has fined two British banks and barred a former Goldman Sachs banker in a widening crackdown on money laundering linked to Malaysian state fund 1MDB.Standard Chartered Bank was slapped with a Sg$5.

Asian markets slip as investors take step back

Asian stocks turned negative Friday and oil prices retreated along with the dollar as investors took a step back from a recent rally, while caution set in ahead of a crunch referendum in Italy at the weekend.

Mexico's central bank chief resigns as peso plunges

Mexico's central bank chief Agustin Carstens resigned Thursday, officials said, as the peso continued a decline that has accelerated since Donald Trump's victory in last month's US presidential election.

The company that asks employees to start work at 9:06 a.m.

What is the ideal company to work for? What types of benefits have the greatest effect? How about a later starting time or a free breakfast? One company has been pioneering different work practices to apparent success.

The woman who decides what wine presidents drink

It came as a shock. But Virginie Routis learned very early that one of the obstacles she was going to have to overcome to become a top wine waiter was sexism.

Asian markets rally, energy firms soar on OPEC deal

Energy shares led a rally across Asian markets Thursday after OPEC hammered out a last-minute deal to cut oil output for the first time in eight years, which sent crude prices soaring almost 10 percent.

Brazil central bank cuts interest rate again

Brazil's central bank cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the second month running, as data showed that the recession hitting Latin America's largest economy continued into the third quarter.

Russia confirms ready to cut oil output by 300,000 barrels per day

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, responding to a decision by OPEC Wednesday to reduce crude output to lift prices, said Russia was ready to cut its own oil production by 300,000 barrels a day next year.

Canadian opponents ready to take on Kinder Morgan

Opposition is growing over the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in Canada, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government prepares to make an announcement Tuesday after markets close at 4:00 p.m.

Uber in China is now different than Uber in the rest of the world

Uber has split with its subsidiary in China. Now, tourists will have to use a different Uber app that is separate from the Uber global app.

CNN acquires video sharing app Beme

On Monday, CNN announced it had purchased Beme, a video sharing app that has a large millennial fan base. The app was co-founded by Casey Neistat.

Putin, Iran's Rouhani back OPEC bid to stabilise oil prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday expressed support for OPEC's plans to limit the cartel's output ahead of a crucial meeting this week.

1.4 bn jobs 'depend on pollinators'

About 1.4 billion jobs and three-quarters of all crops depend on pollinators, researchers said Monday warning of a dire threat to human welfare if the falls in bee and butterfly numbers are not halted.

The City will bounce back despite Brexit: Lord Mayor

The Brexit vote has shaken the City of London but will not destroy it despite creating uncertainty, the newly-installed Lord Mayor of the financial hub told AFP.

Lufthansa pilots plan new strikes Tuesday and Wednesday

Pilots at German flag carrier Lufthansa will resume their strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, their union said, as talks over a dispute concerning wages ended without a resolution.

Scotland may try a basic universal income

Officials in Scotland have discussed trailing a scheme that would replace benefits with a universal basic income, or one flat-rate payment.

World's most employable graduates are from Caltech

The world's most employable graduates went to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), according to new figures assessing graduate employability.

Iceland v Iceland: UK supermarket hits back in name row

British supermarket Iceland on Friday hit back at Iceland the country after Reykjavik said it was suing the retailer over use of the Nordic nation's name.

Iceland sues 'aggressive' UK supermarket chain over name

Iceland said Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Britain-based supermarket chain called Iceland Foods to ensure that companies in the Nordic nation can use the country's name.

Desert industrial city points to Saudi economic future

In the desert, far from the skyscrapers and busy streets of its big cities, oil-dependent Saudi Arabia is looking to build its future on two other natural resources.

115,000 passengers hit as Lufthansa strike heads into second day

Pilots at German flagship carrier Lufthansa stayed away from work for a second straight day Thursday, forcing the airline to scrap 912 flights and grounding 115,000 more passengers.

Restaurant leaves prices up to 'karma'

A brand new cafe in Albuquerque is relying on karma instead of money to keep it in business. The menu doesn't have prices and you can eat for free, if you really wanted to.

Oh no, there's no aloe vera in that aloe gel you just purchased

While many Americans are partial to purchasing store brands of aloe vera gel to soothe their dry and irritated skin, they will be surprised to learn there actually isn't any real aloe vera in those aloe gels they buy.

Chinese firms to build solar plant in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Two Chinese firms are planning to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor an area off limits since a devastating explosion contaminated the entire region with radiation in 1986.

Dow Jones Index tops 19,000 for first time ever

The US stock rally evident on Monday continued on Tuesday with the Dow Jones briefly breaking through the 19,000 level for the first time in history.

Daimler removes China executive over 'racist rant'

German auto giant Daimler said Tuesday it removed a top executive of its China trucks and buses unit, after his allegedly racist remarks in a parking row became national news.

Thousands protest Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in Canada

Thousands of people took to the streets of Vancouver, BC on Saturday to protest Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal.

Op-Ed: Mr. Trump needs to get his story right on Ford Motor Co.

President-elect Donald Trump is claiming he is responsible for Ford Motor Company keeping an assembly plant in Kentucky and not moving it to Mexico. Actually, Ford never said it was moving the plant.

Intel to spend $250 million to develop self-driving cars

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, said his company plans on investing $250 million towards the development of self-driving vehicles. The money will be spent over the course of the next two years.

Five things to know about VW's 'dieselgate' scandal

It has been 14 months since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry.

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs in huge post-dieselgate revamp

Volkswagen on Friday announced the biggest revamp in its history, cutting 30,000 jobs in a huge savings plan to help the German auto giant recover from the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal.

Asia-Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world

Top world leaders meet from Thursday to try to save their cherished free trade accords from feared extinction under US President-elect Donald Trump.

Biggest ever oil accumulation found in west Texas desert

In a new assessment of the Wolfcamp formation, one part of the giant Permian Basin oil field, the U.S. Geological Survey identified the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever found in the U.S., three times larger than North Dakota's Bakken field.

Company says DAPL will be completed, despite the protests

The company at the middle of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests plans on completing the project despite continuing protests, its chief executive officer told PBS NewsHour Wednesday night.

India eases cash rules for weddings

India announced new measures Thursday to allow farmers and marrying couples to withdraw more money from banks, as frustration mounted over a cash crisis triggered by the withdrawal of all high-value notes.

Microsoft's Cheyenne data center to be powered by wind energy

Microsoft announced on Monday two new contracts for 237 megawatts of wind energy capacity, capable of running its Cheyenne, Wyoming data center entirely on wind power.
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