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Markets Close High Following Strong Economic Data

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Wall Street rallied in a volatile session on Thursday, fueled by optimism after strong U.S. economic data and by hints th...

Markets Tumble On Fears Of Global Economic Slowdown

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business

By Chuck Mikolajczak Aug 21 (Reuters) - Fears of a China-led global economic slowdown drove Wall Street to its steepest one-day drop in nearly four y...

Judges Nixing Keystone XL South Cases Had Tar Sands-Related Oil Investments

Steve Horn | Posted 08.14.2015 | Green
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On August 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the 10th Circuit shot down the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. The decision effectively writes the final chapter of a years-long legal battle in federal courts.

Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Precision Castparts For $37.2 Billion

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business

By Sagarika Jaisinghani and Sweta Singh Aug 10 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would buy aerospace parts maker Precision ...

U.S. Adds 215,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Rate Lingers At 5.3%

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an ...

Germans Opening Homes To Refugees Is Untold Story Amid Attacks, Protests

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact

* Many 'good Germans' volunteer to help refugees * Arson attacks against refugee centers on the rise * Germany became sa...

App For Impoverished Fisherman Bridges Gap Between 'Information Poor And Rich'

Reuters | By Jatindra Dash | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact

By Jatindra Dash CHAUMUHANI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fisherman's son and now a fisherman himself, Kulamani Tarai knows al...

Legal Weed Market Is Heating Up For Vape Shops

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

(Repeats for additional subscribers) By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - When Matt and Jen Osmun opened thei...

New York Unveils Major Redesign Plans For LaGuardia Airport

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business

Vice President Joe Biden, who last year compared LaGuardia Airport to "some third-world country," on Monday was back in New York to tout a project that will rebuild it from the ground up.

NYC Principal Takes Life After Forging Standardized Tests

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) - A successful New York elementary school principal who took her own life had forged standardized English exam scores fo...

Total Overhaul: Chicago School Board Changes Leadership And Borrows Millions

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, July 22 (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved the sale of up to $1.16 billion of bonds for its cash-strapped sch...

Tyrese Scores First Number One Album

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (Reuters) - R&B singer Tyrese earned his first No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Tuesday with the debut of hi...

Desperate Chicago Schools Look To Resolve Debt Through Selling Bonds

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, July 20 (Reuters) - Chicago Public Schools on Monday proposed selling up to $1.16 billion of bonds despite the district's falling credit ra...

Italian Cows Get Air-Conditioned Sheds To Beat The Heat

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2015 | Weird News

ROME (Reuters) - Italian farmers are installing showers and air conditioning in cowsheds and pigsties to allow the animals to freshen up in the baking...

Netflix Now Boasts More Than 65 Million Subscribers

Reuters | By Tenzin Pema | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

Netflix Inc's accelerating subscriber growth signals the video streaming service has much more room to expand, with some analysts seeing it tripling its subscribers to 200 million within a few years, driven by international expansion.

A Disturbing New Study About The Dangers Of Vaginal Douching

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Feminine hygiene products for vaginal douching may expose users to potentially harmful chemicals k...

Ex-Uber Driver Already Accused Of Rape Allegedly Linked To Other Sex Crimes

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | Crime

By Jacqueline Tempera BOSTON, July 14 (Reuters) - A former driver for ride-sharing company Uber who has been accused of kidnapping an...

These Glasses Make Cancer Cells Glow

Reuters | Ben Gruber | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Ben Gruber St. Louis, Missouri - When Sandy Sagitto was diagnosed with breast cancer she was devastated. "First thought...

Hillary Clinton Calls Iran Deal An 'Important Moment'

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called the new deal with Iran an "important moment...

WalMart Sued For Denying Health Insurance To Gay Employee's Wife

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

By Daniel Wiessner July 14 (Reuters) - A Wal-Mart Stores Inc employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying...

John Kerry Does Not Expect Congress To Definitively Reject Iran Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

VIENNA, July 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he does not expect the U.S. Congress to definitively reject the nuclear deal rea...

Thailand Tries Journalists Accused Of Defaming The Navy

AP | By THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Testimony began Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy against a small news website over a report...

Inmate Must Pay For Health Care During Hunger Strike: Court

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | Crime

By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH, July 13 (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania court on Monday rejected an inmate's claim that he was not responsib...

Sex Toys Sway From Power Lines In Portland

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | Weird News

By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Hundreds of phallic sex toys have been seen hanging in recent days from power lines acro...

Yoga Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Indecent Acts With Teens

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | Crime

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, July 13 (Reuters) - An Arizona yoga instructor pleaded not guilty on Monday to multiple charges that she p...