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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:42:58 EST
India has refused to back down in its opposition to a proposed global trade deal, possibly dealing a death blow to World Trade Organization talks that have meandered on for 12 years without a conclusion.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:54:17 EST
The International Atomic Energy Agency has advised the operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant to consider discharging lightly contaminated water into the ocean, as storing radioactive water at the plant has become increasingly unsustainable.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:12:25 EST
Mexican authorities found a stolen truck and the dangerous radioactive material it was carrying, and were working to safely collect the substance, which was removed from its protective casing.
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Thu, 31 May 2012 16:39:14 EDT
Ciena and Talbots rose. Joy Global and Buckle fell.
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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:26:05 EST
China Mobile signed a long-awaited deal with Apple to offer iPhones on its network, an arrangement that would give the U.S. technology giant a big boost in the world's largest mobile market.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:44:15 EST
The activist billionaire is softening his approach to getting at Apple's bulging cash pile, now seeking a shareholder vote for a more-modest share buyback than what he proposed earlier this year.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:35:28 EST
High Definition: The Amazon chief's remarks carried three important public-relations payloads for his company and gave unmanned aerial vehicles a boost, Farhad Manjoo writes.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:30:26 +0000
Cookies. They’re good enough for the Cookie Monster, and they’re also good enough to have their own national celebration. Today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, marks National Cookie Day, and a number of retailers and shops around the country are commemorating this momentous occasion by handing out free cookies.
Check out the list below for free cookies and cookie-related deals around the country, from national chains to local stores:
Great American Cookies
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:57:44 +0000
Cyber Monday 2013 is well underway, with online shoppers racking up big savings. You’re still looking to cross off those remaining holiday gift purchases from your to-do list, Cyber Monday is one of the best ways to do it, especially with so many retailers offering free shipping on online purchases.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:55:27 +0000
Shortly after Amazon announced on "60 Minutes" Sunday night that it is testing a commercial drone delivery service called Amazon Prime Air, observers breathlessly described it as a groundbreaking development for the retail world.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 21:08:31 +0000
The Iranian foreign minister met with world leaders in Geneva on Friday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program with the hope that an agreement would see sanctions against the country lifted, allowing the country to rejoin global markets, especially the oil trade that is so important for its economy.
While many expected Iran to fully agree to any new sanctions put on the table, it was revealed today that Iran would not commit to a complete halt to their uranium enrichment, but would be willing to discuss other plans.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:21:52 +0000
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass. On Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, Nazi stormtroopers and non-Jewish civilians descended on towns throughout Germany and parts of Austria, destroying Jewish homes, schools, synagogues, hospitals and businesses. At least 91 Jews were killed in the two-day attack, and roughly 30,000 people were arrested and sent to concentration camps. The dark chapter in German history is seen as a precursor to the Holocaust.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 19:56:17 +0000
Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, made landfall on Friday and reports indicate that more than four million people were affected by the storm. The Red Cross is working to send rescue crews to the hardest hit areas, including the city of Tacloban, and is reaching out on Twitter and Facebook to recruit volunteers. The organization has also set up an online form for anyone looking for individuals who may have been affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
The current death toll stands at 140 but officials expect that number to increase significantly, with the Red Cross expecting the number to surpass 1,000. The organization has been asking for help on Twitter, providing Google Doc forms for volunteers to help repackage supplies that will be shipped to the Visayas region. In addition to setting up volunteer pages, the Red Cross has set up a tracer form for anyone looking for individuals that may have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The Yolanda - RFL and Tracing Form can be quickly filled out and requires users to provide information including the individual's name and last known location and contact information. Rescueph.com has also been set up for anyone who knows someone that needs to be rescued. Google's Person Finder is another place where individuals can search for someone or provide information on individuals that may have been reported missing,
For anyone looking to donate to relief efforts or funds, Rappler.com has established a list of international and local organizations that are accepting cash and goods. The site also has a map of open emergency centers as well as their contact information.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement that pledged American support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Kerry said, "On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer our deepest condolences and solidarity as you wrestle with the devastation and loss of life that accompanied Super Typhoon Haiyan. The United States stands ready to help, our embassies in the Philippines and Palau are in close contact with your governments, and our most heartfelt prayers are with you."
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:16:40 +0000
The sharp acceleration in U.S. crude oil production has not yet hammered oil prices. But non-OPEC countries’ oil production is expected to outpace global demand this year and trim the price of the world's most heavily traded commodity next year, Barclays analysts said Monday in a note.
“Non-OPEC supply is growing at its fastest for many years, is on track to exceed global demand growth this year for only the second time since 2002, and we expect that excess to widen much further, to around 500 kb/d in 2014,” a commodities research note said.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:45:04 +0000
A peak in global industrial production is likely to place downward pressure on industrial commodity and gold prices for the foreseeable future, according to a Credit Suisse Group AG (VTX:CSGN) research note released on Tuesday.
In particular, Chinese industrial production has peaked, with a potential modest slowdown expected in the coming months. That could drag down prices for industrial metals like copper and iron ore, as Chinese exports have also stagnated.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:53:54 +0000
Here's a preview of this week's IBTimes Magazine:
Caught in the Middle
Syrian Christians struggle with their country’s civil war, by Connor Sheets.
Rock And A Hard Place
A Beirut band gives voice to unsettled Muslim youth.
Can Asia’s Manufacturing Model Be Adapted For Africa?
Jacey Fortin visits an Ethiopian shoe factory to find out how the government's hype is playing out.
40 Years After The Arab Oil Embargo
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Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:14:04 +0000
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