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Thursday, December 24, 2015
A Kansas chemical manufacturing company was fined US$1 million Tuesday after admitting it illegally dumped hazardous wastes down a saltwater disposal well.
Vegas newspaper editor resigns after sale to political heavyweight
The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal capped more than a week of turmoil sparked by the sale of Nevada's largest newspaper to the family of casino magnate and Republican party kingmaker Sheldon Adelson with an announcement on Tuesday that he's stepping down.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
US CDC reports new E. coli cases from November
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it is investigating a more recent batch of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle, and that it does not know yet if they are linked to a larger outbreak that began in October.
German auto giant BMW was fined US$40 million for not conducting a timely recall on vehicles that failed crash tests, U.S. auto safety regulators announced Monday.
BHP Billiton said Tuesday it was reviewing a judge's decision to freeze its Brazilian assets to ensure reparations are paid for a deadly toxic dam burst, after fellow miner Vale vowed to appeal the ruling.
Argentina has agreed to negotiate in January 2016 with U.S. bondholders seeking US$10 billion, a court-appointed mediator said on Monday. The long-running legal dispute has isolated the South American country and its ailing economy from global credit markets. But Daniel Pollack, who was appointed mediator last year, said in a statement that the settlement talks will begin in the second week of January in New York City.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
A year after work starts, little sign of Nicaraguan canal's completion
A year ago, to much fanfare, a Chinese consortium planning on building a canal across Nicaragua to rival the century-old one in neighboring Panama started initial work with a target completion date of 2020.
US lobster exports to Europe are down for Xmas
There will be fewer claws for Christmas in Europe this year. Less of the record lobster catches that have been a boon for the American fishing industry are making it onto European tables, where they have long been a holiday tradition, from lobster Thermidor in France to Italy's La Vigilia, known in America as the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Workers at 12 Chilean airports whose strike paralyzed air transit, have decided end their labor action and return to work, union leaders said on Sunday.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Error coin, a dime struck onto a nail, is headed to auction: house auction
Is it a dime? Or is it a nail?
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