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  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    The third installment in Treyarch's military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign. The developer is also ditching traditional avatar customization ...

  • A national expert says Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort was the only ski area in the nation to have a serious lift malfunction involving injuries this season. Seven skiers were injured when the King Pine quad ...

  • 'Furious 7' holds on to box office; 'Age of Ultron' looms

    In North American theaters, "Furious 7" had enough left in the tank to top all films with an estimated $18.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. While the film has been a huge domestic ...

  • Seven in ten Greeks want a debt deal

    People stand in front of a shop displaying Greek flags in Athens on April 26, 2015

  • Indian Oil Corp (IOC.NS), the country's biggest refiner, on Sunday began crude processing at its 300,000 barrel per day (bpd) Paradip refinery and aims to fully commission the plant in six months, two company sources said, potentially adding to the glut of oil products in the region. Output from the $5.2 billion Paradip …

  • First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations. Then came an investigation by the state attorney general into the school's management ...

  • All 3 groups seeking SE Kansas casino meet requirements Associated Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    All three investor groups interested in developing a southeast Kansas casino have met the minimum financial and management requirements to move on in the selection process. The Kansas Lottery Commission ...

  • Kansas smokers unhappy with proposal for cigarette tax hike Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Kansas smokers are upset about plans to sharply increase the cigarette tax to help fill a budget hole created by Gov. Sam Brownback's income tax cuts and say they will take their business to Missouri or ...

  • US firms negligent in reporting 'conflict minerals': study

    The eastern provinces of the vast DR Congo are rich in minerals but have been wracked for more than 20 years by violent ethnic and territorial conflicts

  • Hemp backers say bill gives momentum, especially for tribes Associated Press - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    Some observers say a North Dakota bill passed this legislative session that sets guidelines for industrial hemp production should make it easier to grow and may help create an industry for Indian tribes, ...

  • A general view shows the river Sava on the site where the Belgrade Waterfront project will be built in Belgrade

    Serbia sealed an agreement with an Abu Dhabi investor on Sunday for a multi-billion-dollar, Dubai-style riverside development that has drawn fire from some Belgraders worried about the scale and cost of the project. Belgrade Waterfront marks the first foray into central and eastern Europe by developer Eagle Hills and Emirates …

  • Remington Arms calls back laid-off employees in upstate NY Associated Press - 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Remington Arms has recalled most workers laid off last August and November at its upstate New York plant. Herkimer County Administrator Jim Wallace says state labor department officials have been told ...

  • Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here’s how one duo did it

    We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

  • The Vermont town of Norwich is now the first community in the state where all municipal buildings get their electricity from the sun through a deal with a local solar provider that sends more power from ...

  • A flood of cheap money risks creating bubbles in financial markets if interest rates remain low for a long period, European Central Bank Governing Council member Erkki Liikanen was quoted as saying on Sunday. "We need to pay attention," Liikanen, also the governor of Finland's central bank, said in an advanced copy of …

  • To match Special Report SEC/INVESTIGATIONS

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is convening a group of financial industry veterans for the first time next month to consider stock market reforms, but one group will be conspicuously absent: retail brokerages. The SEC's 17-member Market Structure Advisory Committee includes representatives of fund companies, …

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is convening a group of financial industry veterans for the first time next month to consider stock market reforms, but one group will be conspicuously absent: retail brokerages. The SEC's 17-member Market Structure Advisory Committee includes representatives of fund companies, …

  • People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing

    Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of India's Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology [XTC.UL], a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market. Financial details of the unspecified stake bought by Tata in Xiaomi, …

  • Ghana told to stop new oil drilling @ BBC News - 6 hours ago
    Ghana told to stop new oil drilling

    Ghana is told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast.

  • Indian businessman Tata speaks with other dinner attendees before a dinner at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in New Delhi

    Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of the Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology, a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market. Financial details of the unspecified stake bought by Tata in Xiaomi, the first by …

  • A man walks past the Bank of Japan building on a rainy day in Tokyo

    Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much. Several meet this week to set policy, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan …

  • The Nokia company logo is pictured at its headquarters in Espoo

    Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on its website. …

  • Key Jordan trade route cut after Syria border closure

    Members of the Jordanian security forces reinforcing security the Jaber border crossing (known in Syria as the Nasib border) after clashes broke out on the Syrian side of the frontier on April 2, 2015

  • Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary poses following a news conference in Rome

    European budget airline Ryanair (RYA.I) expects its fares to decline by between 10 and 15 percent over the next two years as it will pass on to travellers the benefits of lower oil prices, its chief executive said in a newspaper interview. Asked if Ryanair's fares could fall further, Michael O'Leary told French weekly …

  • European budget airline Ryanair expects its fares to decline by between 10 and 15 percent over the next two years as it will pass on to travellers the benefits of lower oil prices, its chief executive said in a newspaper interview. Asked if Ryanair's fares could fall further, Michael O'Leary told French weekly Le Journal …

  • Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much. Several meet this week to set policy, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan …

  • ASEAN, EU to seek jump-start of free-trade talks

    European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmstrom, addresses a press conference in Brussels, on January 7, 2015

  • Swiss Re, the world's second largest reinsurer, is in talks with Malaysian market players and the Malaysian Takaful Association to set up a market retakaful pool, Marcel Papp, head of the retakaful unit of Swiss Re, told Reuters. Lloyd's of London is also building its capacity in the sector - it has opened an office in …

  • Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

    A shopkeeper arranges sweets at a wholesale market in Lahore

  • India's SMEs still to be convinced by business-friendly PM

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of the Global Exhibition on Services, in New Delhi, on April 23, 2015

  • Kazakhstan 'buy local' drive battles ruble-cheap Russian imports

    Kazakh Authorities have recently slapped bans on fuel and foods -- from chocolate to pork products -- imported from its strategic Russian partner, citing alleged sanitary breaches

  • Ferdinand Piech's iron-fisted rule over Volkswagen helped him build an empire spanning fuel-efficient city cars to 40-tonne trucks, but in the end he overplayed his hand and was forced out before reaching his goal of making VW the world's biggest carmaker. A grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of the sports-car …

  • Russia ponders raising retirement age in budget crunch

    Since 1932, Russian men have been eligible to retire at the age of 60 and women at the age of 55

  • SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say. As part of an austerity, anti-graft drive, Beijing …

  • Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61

    An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and ...

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