Iran, Iraq at loggerheads with Saudis ahead of OPEC meeting

LAUNCESTON, Australia Nov 29 Saudi Arabia's problems run far deeper than trying to cobble together a deal with fellow OPEC members to curb crude oil output in order to bolster prices. The argument between Iraq and Saudi Arabia mainly focuses on wheth... More..

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Chernobyl shelter safely placed over exploded reactor
by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chernobyl shelter safely placed over exploded reactor

The fund for construction of the New Safety Confinement of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) has been functioning since 1997. Easily visible from kilometres away, the 36,000 tonne "New Safe Confinement"...More..

by | Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal

At 5pm today, the KLCI closed at 1,626.93 points on losses in oil and gas-related shares like SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd and Petronas Gas Bhd. The price of oil dropped and stock markets were mixed Tuesday as...More..

by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

United Kingdom growth seen to slow sharply in 2017

Speaking about the expected growth slowdown next year, Mr Hammond said: " That's slower, of course, than we would wish, but still equivalent to the IMF's forecast for Germany, and higher than the forecast for g...More..

Millions may now lose eligibility for overtime after ruling
by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Millions may now lose eligibility for overtime after ruling

As the rules work now, companies can avoid paying overtime to full-time salaried employees making as little as $23,660 by classifying them as "exempt". The overhaul will affect workers across all sectors, inclu...More..

Chicago O'Hare Airport Workers to Strike on Thanksgiving
by | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Chicago O'Hare Airport Workers to Strike on Thanksgiving

In a statement Monday, the workers said they'll "wage their most disruptive protests yet on November 29, expanding their movement to almost 20 airports". O'Hare workers are fighting to raise pay to $15 an hour ...More..

by | Monday, November 28, 2016

Oil turns negative on OPEC output cut worries

Asked whether that included Iran and Iraq, he replied: "Everybody". Prices fell 21 cents to $48.03 on Tuesday. Russia's offer to freeze production at record levels - if OPEC does a deal - isn't good enough for ...More..

Wells Fargo Seeks Arbitration Order in Customer Lawsuit
by | Sunday, November 27, 2016

Wells Fargo Seeks Arbitration Order in Customer Lawsuit

The proposed class-action lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota, accused the third-largest US bank of "self-dealing and imprudent investing" by steering 401 (k) contributions to its Wells Far...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

NZ backs fast-tracking of Paris climate deal

This ideological U-turn follows a series of similar shifts of Trump's rhetoric after being elected. The letter writers target a goal of the agreement, which aims for a limit globally to a temperature ri...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Federal court blocks new overtime rule

It would have prohibited Arkansas workers from becoming salaried until they earn more than $47, 000 dollars a year, but previously you could be put on salary making just over $23,000. Sarah Maloney, executive d...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cogill: Harry Potter Fans Will Love "Fantastic Beasts"

Here's the part where I give you my bona fides as a Harry Potter fan: I have none. Next week, we'll bring you more from Farrell, and from co-stars Ezra Miller , Eddie Redmayne , and Katherine Waterston ,...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

UK Follows China Lead to Ratify Paris Climate Deal

This ideological U-turn follows a series of similar shifts of Trump's rhetoric after being elected. On that count, he was equally equivocal, indicating that he was anxious about "how much [doing something ...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rare 'supermoon' will make for spectacular sight on Monday

Because the moon has an elliptical orbit, one side - called the perigee - is about 48,280 km (30,000 miles) closer to Earth than the other side (the apogee). According to NASA, the term " supermoon " is ...More..

by | Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rutgers students protest against Trump deportation plans

Students carrying signs and shouting slogans marched toward the city's nearby Mariachi Plaza. Three separate protests were organized throughout the county by students - one in Rockville, another in Colesville...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Americans hitting roads for busy Thanksgiving holiday

About 1 in 7 people across the nation will be traveling this year. Carey says this could be the most Thanksgiving holiday travelers since 2007. Almost 50 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles fro...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Asian shares gain, lifted by oil price rally on Wall Street

That love-affair was evident on Wall Street where the Dow.DJI closed up 0.35 percent and above 19,000 for the first time. The Labor Department also reported a rebound in weekly jobless claims, while the Unive...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa launch 2-day strike

The industrial action was called by Germany's biggest services union, Verdi, in a row over pay and working conditions. German airline Lufthansa canceled almost 900 flights on Wednesday and scrapped another ...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Think-tank warns of 'dreadful' prospects for United Kingdom wages

The director of one of the UK's most respected think tanks has issued a dire forecast about United Kingdom wage growth, warning workers are in the middle of more than a decade of stagnant wages. "Since 2010 we'...More..

by | Friday, November 25, 2016

Vladimir Putin praises French presidential contender Francois Fillon

French former prime minister Francois Fillon is set to win the conservative nomination for next year's presidential election by a wide margin, an Ifop-Fiducial poll forecast ahead of a primaries' run-off vote o...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Alzheimer's drug fails in latest study

With Lilly's drug sidelined, Alzheimer's researchers will turn their attention to Merck , which is expected to present data in June on a drug that takes an upstream approach to amyloid. "I think we really need...More..