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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.
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UN agency proposes plane emissions rules
A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming.
Gap Inc. reported slumping sales at all three brands for the crucial fourth-quarter, which covers the holiday season.
Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.
Thailand's tourism industry is going to be re-branded to transition from being a "cheap" destination to emphasize quality and premium travel.
More countries in the Middle East are turning toward the yuan, with mainland China's bid to revive the ancient silk routes expected to give the "redback" a boost in the region.
Singapore retail chains look to Muslim market
Amid the rows of blue jeans lining the walls of apparel chain Uniqlo are headscarves, baju kurung and kebaya -- part of the Japanese retailer's new section in Singapore that caters mainly to Muslim shoppers.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Nobel laureate professor Muhammad Yunus Friday called for a global unity to launch a fight against wealth concentration in the hands of a few as it is a threat to peace.
Waving goodbye to a piece of Americana — the lumberjack
In the snowy woods of northern New England and other forested parts of the U.S., the lumberjack is an endangered species.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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