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2 hrs ago | CBC News

3rd U.S. hostage held by ISIS is a 26-year-old aid worker

Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to the Islamic State militant group.


6 hrs ago | The Raw Story

After 30-day moratorium, Detroit resumes water shutoffs for delinquent customers

Controversial water shutoffs in Detroit resumed on Tuesday after a month-long moratorium to allow delinquent customers to catch up with past-due bills, city officials said.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

8 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

GM Ignition-switch Fund Receives Claims For More Than 100 Deaths

A program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has received claims for 107 deaths as of Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for the lawyer overseeing the program.


Related Topix: Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Footwear

11 hrs ago | The Raw Story

FBI investigating death of U.S. man allegedly fighting for Islamic State

An American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria has been killed in the region, a U.S. security official said on Monday.


15 hrs ago | PE Hub

Chevron seeks up to $1.5 billion for Canadian oil project, say sources-Reuters

Chevron Corp has been searching for up to $1.5 billion of equity investment to help develop its Duvernay shale formation assets in Canada and contacted potential investors including private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Canada, San Ramon, CA

15 hrs ago | The Nation


Newspapers in America may be closing up shop, but muckrakers around the world are holding corrupt officials and corporate cronies accountable like never before.


Related Topix: Journalism, Columbia University

15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Men who identified themselves as Russian service members are seen in images from a video released Tuesday by the Ukrainian Security Service of what it said was a group of Russian troops captured on Ukrainian territory.


Related Topix: Blog News, Belarus, World News,

16 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

At midday: TSX climbs amid Tim Hortons deal, bank earnings

BMO Nesbitt Burns is reaching out to prospective employees with a new Web page aimed at attracting female investment advisers.


Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Investment Banking, Financial Services, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Bank of Montreal, Banking

18 hrs ago | Reuters

Press Digest - Wall Street Journal - Aug 26

The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


Related Topix: Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett

22 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Rising North American plane demand boosts leasing market: BOC Aviation

A pick-up in North America's aviation market is providing a boost for the leasing industry as demand from Southeast Asian airlines starts to slow, according to the head of BOC Aviation, Asia's second-biggest aircraft lessor.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Roche pays $8.3bn for drug's potential

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding has agreed to buy US biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion in cash in order to get hold of a promising respiratory drug, in the latest multibillion-dollar deal in a consolidating pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector.


Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Genentech, Startups, Medicine, Pulmozyme, Dornase Alfa (generic), California


Press Digest- New York Times business news - Aug 26

The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, Amazon, Startups, Autonomy, Computers, Economics News, Bitcoin

The Globe and Mail

West Nile Virus confirmed in two B.C. horses

A Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito is shown on a human finger in this undated handout photograph from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Control Group, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


California wine country quake losses seen in the billions

NAPA, Calif., Aug 25 - The strong earthquake that jolted residents of California's historic Napa Valley wine country out of their beds in the wee hours on Sunday caused insured property losses likely to run in the hundreds of millions of dollars, but the region's economic losses will be several times that amount, experts said on Monday.


Related Topix: California, Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Business World

Euro stumbles to lowest in almost a year

The euro fell to its lowest in nearly a year against a broadly firmer dollar on Monday after comments from the head of the European Central Bank raised prospects of more policy easing as early as next week.


Russia Taday

Burger King in merger talks with Tim Hortons donut chain

Burger King is in talks with Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons Inc which could result in the merging of the multinational companies into the world's third largest fast-food restaurant business.


Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Life, Fast Food, Food


Banks to meet with Treasury Department on cyber threats -sources

A group of Wall Street banks plan to meet the U.S. Treasury Department and other government officials next month to talk about how to cooperate to fend off cyber attacks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.


Related Topix: US Treasury

News Max

Obama's Vacation Finally Ends, Crises Await

A woman takes a photo of President Barack Obama as he shakes hands with well-wishers while departing Martha's Vineyard at the conclusion of his vacation on Aug. 24. Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, US Navy, Terrorism, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The RICHEST countries in the world

But it lacks far behind when you look at the richest economies in the world. China, on the other hand, comes at 89th position.


Related Topix: Bath, NY, Agriculture, Science

International Business Times

Your Job May Depend on This: The 5 Major Speech Habits to Keep Check

As much as body language is extremely important in creating a good impression in the mind of the onlooker, it has been seen that voice and speech habits also influence a person's perception.


Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!


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