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France calls on US to lift economic embargo on Cuba

February 1, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Cuban President Raul Castro reviews the French Republican Guards of Honor upon his arrival for a meeting with French president Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Cuban President Raul Castro is paying a state visit to France, in the first European foray by a Cuban leader in two [&hellip...

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Uber drivers in NYC protest company’s fare cut

February 1, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber drivers in New York City called Monday for a strike to protest the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent, as several hundred rallied at the ride-sharing app’s New York headquarters. Several hundred drivers attended...

Work might start this year on delayed $2.7B fertilizer plant

January 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Construction should start this year on a $2.7 billion fertilizer plant in southwestern Indiana more than three years after the project was announced. Midwest Fertilizer Co. officials said Monday that the company has awarded a...

MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

January 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

This undated conceptual design rendering provided by SpaceX shows a Hyperloop passenger transport capsule, at a station ready to take on passengers. Three Southern California companies plan to build tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation...

New anti-poverty agenda has an uncertain price tag

January 30, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Secaucus, N.J., addresses a gathering as he announces that lawmakers will focus on rolling back poverty in the state in the new legislative session, at the the...

Longshoremen set to return to ports in New York, New Jersey

January 29, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 file photograph, a straddle carrier loads a container onto a truck at the Port Newark Container Terminal in Newark, N.J. On Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, more than 1,000 longshoremen walked off the job at ports in New York and New...

Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

January 29, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 16, 2012 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest...

US agrees to environmental review of offshore oil fracking

January 29, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday. Separate deals reached with a pair...

Inquiry finds sales of concert tickets are a ‘fixed game’

January 28, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 file photo, New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman speaks during a Law Day event at the Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman says investigators found abuses in sales of concert...

BOJ introduces negative interest rate to boost economy

January 28, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at its head office in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. The Bank of Japan has introduced a negative interest policy in a move to boost the stumbling recovery of the world’s third-largest economy. (Kyodo News...

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