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Apollo finally lands deal with RPC Group

RPC granted Apollo Global Management a fourth extension earlier this month to make a firm offer, with a deadline of Jan 18, 2019, although even this was ext...


Fire report could complicate PG&E bankruptcy decision

Renee Hernandez (L) watches her son Ben Hernandez Jr. The 2017 'Tubbs Fire, ' which destroyed 5,600 structures and killed 22 people in Northern California, wa...


US oil production is only 23 years ahead of schedule, EIA says

That mood faltered in recent days as data showed rising production in the US and weaker economic growth around the globe. But Venezuela has consistently...


Zuckerberg Once Served Goat He killed Himself, Recalls Twitter CEO

Dorsey revealed details of the dinner in an interview with Rolling Stone when he was asked to describe his most "memorable encounter" with the Facebook bos...


Crypto ETF Foiled: Cboe Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal

This was followed by a sharp drop, which resulted in the Bitcoin price returning below the $3,600 mark. The application that Cboe had filed proposed a rul...


Unemployment falls to 10-year low in Finland

Victoria's jobs boom has been supported by the Andrews Labor Government's unprecedented investment in health, education, roads, public transport and infrastruct...


Google to Deploy 1.6M Solar Panels in Alabama, Tennessee

ForeFront Power, a fully-owned subsidiary of Japanese diversified group Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031), said today it has completed a 27-MW community solar portfoli...


Facebook accused of tricking children into spending thousands playing online games

Game developers were reportedly told that the practice would be a good way to boost revenue, according to the report. In 2016, a California court ruled in fav...


Hardships faced by Hawaii's TSA employees

The money, the spokesman told Politico, will come from "remaining fiscal 2018 appropriations". In practice, this means airport screeners weren't put on the fe...


Green Growth launches second hostile bid for pot producer Aphria

Aphria Inc (NYSE: APHA ) said late Tuesday that it is the subject of a second formal all-stock takeover offer by its United States rival Green Growth Br...


South Australia heatwave smashes records with 49 deg C temperatures

Records were also broken when temperatures rose to 45.6C at Stenhouse Bay and 46.9C at Roseworthy. As many as a million fish were discovered dead last week al...


U.S., China Cold War Could 'Turn Into Hot One — George Soros

For them, the improving instruments of control are a help; for open societies they constitute "a mortal danger", he said. Soros gave his annual speech at ...


Around 200 missing after Brazil dam collapses

A fireman told Reuters that some 100 Vale SA employees among the missing were at lunch in the area at time of the disaster. His government, facing its first b...


Walmart raises salaries for truck drivers to nearly $90k

FoxBusiness.com says there is a nationwide shortage of truck drivers and that the trucking industry would need to hire almost 900,000 drivers by 2026 to keep up...


General Mills Recalls Some 5-Pound Bags of Flour over Salmonella Fears

The potential presence of salmonella was found during sampling of the product, according to a release. General Mills issued the recall on Wednesday, stating...


MPs drop plan to table cross-party 'people's vote' amendment

Meanwhile, a cross-party group of MPs have dropped an amendment calling for a so-called People's Vote. British Prime Minister Theresa May took a verbal jab ...


John Kerry Tells Trump, "Resign"

Kerry, who lost his presidential bid in 2004, has delivered blistering criticism of the president in the past. If Trump were to heed Kerry's advise (an unlike...


Wilbur Ross says US, China 'miles and miles' from resolving trade war

Food banks all over the country have reported a spike in visits, and some have begun setting up services in discreet locations to help federal workers who ar...


Family kicked off flight in Florida after passengers complained about body odor

They said their luggage remained on the plane - despite the attendant telling them it would be waiting for them. "'They said there were people on the plane ...


Elizabeth Warren Introduces 'Wealth Tax' Aimed at America's Billionaires

Warren also tweeted: "The rich & powerful run Washington". "Right now, an heir with $500 million in yachts and fine art and a public school teacher with no ...


White House adviser plays down U.S. credit risk over shutdown

White House officials during the 33-day shutdown have tried to dismiss economists' and congressional Democrats' warnings that it could drag down the economy...


Microsoft's Bing blocked in China

Indeed, as recently as last Thursday, Microsoft was flinging investment and tech China's way, launching an incubator in Nanchang, Jiangxi province in southeas...


Air traffic controllers' union issues dire safety warning over shutdown

The restrictions at LaGuardia were causing ripple effects at other airports with delays reported at Newark's Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia In...


USA orders its embassy staff to leave Venezuela

But following Wednesday's presidential self-declaration, and a US led chorus of Western hemisphere nations backing his challenge, Maduro responded with fury, ...


Digital media company BuzzFeed cutting 15 percent of jobs

BuzzFeed News found itself at the centre of a controversy last week after it reported President Donald Trump instructed his lawyer to lie to Congress about p...


Sweethearts Candy Will be Missing from Store Shelves this Valentine's Day

Sweethearts, a Valentine's Day tradition since they first hit the market in 1901, will be missing from store shelves this year. With over 19 million pounds ...


Why has Donald Trump recognised Venezuela's Opposition Leader as interim president?

Those conversations allowed Canada to respond swiftly after Mr. Guaido declared himself interim president that day, the official said. The U.S. State Departme...


United States doing well in China trade talks

The two sides' consultations would have a huge impact on Chinese as well as U.S. companies, the trade leader said at the first National Foreign Businessman Asse...


Futures Hit by Commerce Secretary Ross's Trade Comments

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States and China were "miles and miles" from resolving their trade dispute. "We're slowing, but we're still gro...


Amazon testing delivery by self-driving robots

Amazon says it designed the Scout delivery robot in its Seattle-based research and development lab. Scout is a six-wheeled autonomous robot about the...