The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has posted the details of its proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution in Linden and Bayonne. The proposal also includes proposed ...
It's 10 years to the day since the first clip ("Me at the Zoo") was uploaded on YouTube, and the service - now owned by Google Inc - has dominated online video-sharing ever since. Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that its users were watching 4 billion videos a day, compared with 3 billion in January and just 1 billion in September. Almost all analysts saw video advertising as one of Facebook's most promising areas for revenue growth. "The Internet is experiencing something of an inflection point in terms of demand for video and mobile advertising, and FB may well be the single biggest beneficiary of this inflection," RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney said.
As his namesake brand celebrates its 30th anniversary, American designer Tommy Hilfiger agreed to an interview on his three decades of success, design and growth. What can we expect from your brand for the next 30 years?
Chinese tourists spent a record amount on luxury goods last month, helped by shopping sprees in Europe as the weak euro made items cheaper than at home, VAT refund company Global Blue said. Many Chinese tourists have stayed away from luxury hot spot Hong Kong - where big brands have invested significantly in new shops in recent years - following pro-democracy protests last year. "This continues to reflect the redirection of Chinese spending from Hong Kong towards Europe in particular, given the widening of the price differentials, which is a much-discussed theme during the ongoing reporting season," broker Barclays said in a note about the Global Blue figures.
New York (AFP) - US stocks finished barely lower Thursday following mixed earnings and lackluster economic data as worries about Greece's finances returned to the forefront.
The hall for the Irbil Oil and Gas Exhibition this week was crowded with company displays, executives and investors. But conspicuously absent were international oil giants like Shell, Exxon-Mobil and Chevron ...
By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Manufacturing and trading firm Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd, one of the country's biggest private employers, said on Friday it would invest $250 million to expand its business in Africa to capitalise on a growing middle class demand. Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Dewji also told Reuters he was upbeat about prospects in Tanzania, whose economy has been growing at about 7 percent a year and which he said could accelerate to 10 percent as natural gas finds were exploited. Despite the global financial crisis, African economies have recorded some of the fastest growth rates outside Asia, creating a bigger middle class and drawing local and foreign investment. "Our vision is that by 2020/21, we want to be a $5 billion revenue company," said the CEO of the firm also known as METL Group.
There's no shortage of television shows killing off major characters, but on "Arrow" last week, there was a twist – the show opted to keep Colton Haynes' Roy Harper alive. "There's a reason why we didn't kill off Roy," Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim told reporters at a recent screening of "The Fallen" episode, when Access Hollywood asked about Colton's exit. "We want Roy Harper and Arsenal to remain in this little universe that we're creating and Colton was like completely game for that.
By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. stock indexes lost ground on lackluster earnings reports on Tuesday, while oil fell on concerns about U.S. crude stockpiles and Saudi Arabia's announcement that it ended its military campaign in Yemen. The Nasdaq composite index was the brightest spot in U.S. stock markets. "We haven't seen much change in forecasts for the remainder of the year." Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. made an unsolicited bid to buy smaller rival Mylan NV, sending the Nasdaq Biotechnology index up 1.8 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 85.34 points, or 0.47 percent, to 17,949.59, the S&P 500 lost 3.11 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,097.29 and the Nasdaq Composite added 19.50 points, or 0.39 percent, to 5,014.10.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Asian and African leaders agreed to develop concrete ways to cooperate in fighting extremism and the financing of terrorism, they said at the conclusion of a summit in Indonesia's capital Thursday.
The town still bears the scars from the unprecedented offensive launched by a powerful Mexican drug cartel against government forces: bullet-pocked buildings and blood stains on the street. The March 19 ambush that killed five federal gendarmerie officers, three gang suspects and three bystanders in Ocotlan signaled the start of a conflict between the authorities and the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel. The well-armed gang took its operation to a new level on April 6 when it surprised a Jalisco state police convoy, gunning down 15 officers in the deadliest single day for Mexico's security forces in years of a bloody drug war. The western state of Jalisco is known as the birthplace of tequila, mariachis and the country's most popular football team, the Chivas of Guadalajara.
By Ognen Teofilovski NEAR VELES, Macedonia (Reuters) - Fourteen migrants were killed when they were struck by a train in a narrow gorge in Macedonia late on Thursday, part of a growing tide of people trying to get to western Europe via the Balkans instead of crossing the treacherous Mediterranean. Local media said the victims were among a group of around 50 migrants following the train tracks through Macedonia to Serbia, having probably crossed through Turkey and Greece en route to Hungary and the European Union's borderless Schengen zone. Macedonia's state prosecutor said that from interviewing survivors it appeared most of the group were from Somalia and Afghanistan. The Western Balkan region is witnessing a sharp rise in the number of migrants using the route to flee war, poverty and repression in the Middle East and Africa.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes.
By Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP reported a 15 percent rise in operating profit helped by a cheap euro, even as rising investment in newer cloud-based software squeezed its profit margin. Europe's largest software company said on Tuesday first-quarter operating profit, excluding special items, rose to 1.06 billion euros ($1.13 billion), matching the average expectation in a Reuters poll. First-quarter revenue rose 22 percent to 4.5 billion euros, helped by currency effects, solid business in European markets and the $7.3 billion acquisition of Concur, the expenses software maker. SAP's results were in some ways the mirror opposite of U.S. technology services giant IBM, which on Monday posted its twelfth quarter of revenue decline as it sheds unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud computing.
BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Piech, who resigned as chairman of Volkswagen over the weekend, sowed the seeds of his own demise by reneging on a deal to support CEO Martin Winterkorn and secretly plotting to oust him instead, according to sources close to the VW board. When news leaked out last week that Piech had been lobbying family members behind the scenes to install Matthias Mueller, the chief executive of Porsche, at the helm of VW, the company's powerful works council and its home state of Lower Saxony - a top shareholder - decided they had had enough. They demanded a meeting of senior board members - the second emergency VW summit in a little over a week. "It was one of the straws that broke the camel's back," a source close to one of the VW board's labor representatives, told Reuters, referring to a doomed attempt by Piech to convince fellow family members to dump Winterkorn and install Mueller.
BAYTOWN, Texas—Heather Betancourth, a representative from Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., told a crowded room of community college students what they wanted to hear: Her employer needs to fill 3,000 positions ...
Israeli biopharmaceutical company BioLineRX Ltd said on Wednesday an early stage trial for a drug that uses stem cells to treat leukemia and other blood cancers met all safety and efficacy goals. Current stem cell treatments require four or five days of injections of material from a donor to get into the bloodstream, but BioLineRX said its treatment, currently called BL-8040, needed just one. "The results exceeded our expectations, and validate BL-8040 as a highly differentiated stand-alone treatment for stem-cell collection," said Kinneret Savitsky, BioLineRx's chief executive. She said the company planned to meet with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as soon as practicable to discuss the results of this study and obtain more clarity on the next steps in the clinical development program for this treatment.
Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets", will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's flagship Taobao online shopping platform or its home-grown YunOS mobile operating system, it said in a statement late on Friday. The partnership is a bid to deepen Alibaba's e-commerce base in less developed parts of the country and promote its mobile operating system in a shrinking, cut-throat handset market. Mobile Taobao is China's most popular mobile shopping app with more than 200 million monthly active users, it said.
President Barack Obama has wrapped up 16-hour trip to Utah after delivering a short speech Friday at Hill Air Force Base about clean energy jobs. Air Force One left the northern Utah base at 11:27 a.m. ...
Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen ($2.52 billion), or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the Nikkei reported without citing sources. No one from Sony was available to comment. Sony also expected earnings in the fiscal year that ends in March 2016 to improve as restructuring costs had been declining, the Nikkei said.
One of the most intriguing Android phones of 2014 has also been the most difficult to acquire, but OnePlus is finally going to make its CyanogenMod device more accessible to the masses. Starting this Tuesday, OnePlus let anyone buy a One
LONDON (AP) — With Britain's general election fast approaching, almost anything can become political — even Prince William and his wife Kate's choice of private medical care for the upcoming birth of their second child.
Turkey on Friday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War I. The foreign ministry said "we reject and condemn... (Putin's) characterisation of 1915 events as genocide despite all our warnings and calls". At a ceremony in Armenia, Putin referred to "mass" killings, but also once used the word "genocide" -- which Turkey strongly objects to -- while mentioning that Moscow is party to several international legal initiatives, including a convention against genocide. "Such political statements which represent a clear violation of law is considered null and void by Turkey," the ministry said.
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Gamasutra speaks to Nicky Case about the development of Coming Out Simulator 2014 -- a deeply personal and autographical interactive story that does what it says on the tin. ...