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UN pushes countries to crack down on terror financing

New York - The UN Security Council ordered countries worldwide to step up the fight against terrorism financing Thursday by ensuring they have laws that make it a serious crime to fund terrorist acts.

Faraday Future unveils its first pre-production FF91

After coming back from the dead earlier this year with a hefty infusion of financing, Faraday Future has unveiled its much-hyped pre-production FF-91 model at its factory in Hanford, California.

Pakistan placed on global terror financing watchlist: foreign office

Islamabad - Pakistan has been placed on a global terror financing watchlist, its foreign office said Thursday, tainting its image ahead of a general election and as it touts dramatic improvements in security.

Tesla may need to come up with $10.5 billion by 2020

Palo Alto - Elon Musk may need to tap capital markets for more than $10 billion by 2020 to fund Tesla Inc.’s automaking operations, new products, and an expected expansion into China, according to Goldman Sachs Group.

$10 bln plan for global education launched at UN

New York - The United Nations joined the World Bank and four regional development banks on Friday to launch a plan to boost funding for education by $10 billion as new data shows a growing gap over access to schools.

Pakistan to 'devise strategy' to stay off terror financing list

Islamabad - Pakistan will develop a strategy to avoid being put on a global terror financing watchlist, the finance minister said Monday, after China and Saudi Arabia deserted Islamabad over the issue at a recent meeting in Paris.

UN chief says $100 bln climate fund far from guaranteed

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said a $100 billion annual fund to help developing countries tackle climate change was crucial to achieve the goals of the Paris climate deal.

Black-list threat helps fight terror finance, task force tells AFP

Paris - A threat to add countries who are slow to combat terrorism financing to a public black list has proved effective in pushing them into action, a top executive at an international task force said ahead of G20 talks on the topic opening Friday.

UN eyes tax on football tickets to pay for humanitarian aid

New York - A UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds.

Global disaster costs fall in 2015: Swiss Re

Zurich - The economic cost of disasters across the world dropped in 2015 to around $85 billion (78 billion euros) from $113 million last year, reinsurance company Swiss Re said on Friday.

The color principle that drives up used car value

Selecting your car from a certain subset of colors may be the key to getting a great value later on according to one major driving site.

Airbnb in funding talks valuing it at about $10 billion: source

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is in advanced talks with private equity firms including TPG Capital Management LP to raise funds that would value the company at about $10 billion, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday.

Exclusive: Mining industry rushing to raise investment, Reuters survey shows

A trickle of new investment into global miners has created a tidal wave of interest among hundreds of small mineral explorers desperate for cash, a Reuters survey shows, setting the sta...

Home renos taking the floor in Canada Commissioned

Flooring is Canada’s leading home renovation project, according to a survey from Houzz, an interior design database. But, what is it about flooring that attracts so many home reno customers?

How do independent electronics stores battle the big-box giants? Commissioned

Independent Canadian electronics retailers say that today’s key to survival is offering customers something different than what large chains are providing.

Dentists chomping at bit to attract patients with social media pizazz Commissioned

The recession has been tough on many industries, including dentistry. Dentists are losing revenue as cash-strapped patients forego routine cleanings and fillings. What's a struggling dental surgeon to do? For some, a fresh look at marketing is the answer.

7 best ways to summer-proof your home Commissioned

Summer is a great time to renovate your home. Many factors are in your favour during this season: renovators are available during the warm months, labour is inexpensive, competition is fierce and homeowners can get creative with their outdoor add-ons.

Tesla Motors Big Winner in Department of Energy Green Auto Loans

Tuesday the Department of Energy released more than $8 billion in auto loans aimed at developing "greener" auto technologies. Tesla Motors, a small electric vehicle manufacturer, received $465 million.

Dean Attacks McCain On 'Integrity'

On CNN’s “Late Edition,” Howard Dean, the current chairman of the Democratic National Committee has set his crosshairs towards GOP frontrunner John McCain. Dean has continued with assaults on McCain in regards to campaign finance.

West-Bank Money Changers Arrested for Financing Terror

In an overnight operation, Israeli forces searched homes and offices belonging to fourteen Palestinian money changers suspected of being involved in transferring money for the financing of terrorist activity, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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