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Puppymonkeybaby, chip-craving fetus stand out in tame Super Bowl ad lineup

Puppymonkeybaby, chip-craving fetus stand out in tame Super Bowl ad lineup

Published 08/02/2016

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Advertisers played it safe and light with the most expensive ever Super Bowl ad slots on Sunday, shunning previous years' attempts to [more…]

Beyonce, Bruno Mars heat up Coldplay’s Super Bowl halftime show

Beyonce, Bruno Mars heat up Coldplay’s Super Bowl halftime show

Published 08/02/2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Coldplay headlined at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, but it was R&B super stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars who delivered the sizzle [more…]

U.N. agency seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

U.N. agency seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

Published 08/02/2016

MONTREAL/WASHINGTON Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new [more…]

U.S. retail sales and Yellen testimony in focus

U.S. retail sales and Yellen testimony in focus

Published 07/02/2016

LONDON Global markets have been in turmoil since the start of the year, with stocks and commodities prices reeling, eroding inflation and making central banks [more…]

Volkswagen to offer generous compensation for U.S. customers: fund head

Volkswagen to offer generous compensation for U.S. customers: fund head

Published 07/02/2016

FRANKFURT Volkswagen will offer generous compensation packages to the roughly 600,000 U.S. owners of diesel vehicles whose emissions are over the legal limit, the head [more…]

France restricts blood transfusions over Zika virus

France restricts blood transfusions over Zika virus

Published 07/02/2016

PARIS Travelers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid [more…]

Inarritu wins DGA award for “The Revenant,” stoking its Oscar hopes

Inarritu wins DGA award for “The Revenant,” stoking its Oscar hopes

Published 07/02/2016

LOS ANGELES Hollywood’s directors named Alejandro Inarritu the best film director of 2015 for “The Revenant” at a gala ceremony on Saturday, helping focus the [more…]

German competition watchdog wants ‘big data’ hoards considered in merger probes: paper

German competition watchdog wants ‘big data’ hoards considered in merger probes: paper

Published 06/02/2016

FRANKFURT The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on [more…]

In February, Chicago goes crazy for ‘paczki’ as donuts go gourmet

In February, Chicago goes crazy for ‘paczki’ as donuts go gourmet

Published 06/02/2016

CHICAGO Chicagoans this month are less obsessed with badmouthing Mayor Rahm Emanuel or worries about their sports teams, and more focused on finding the perfect [more…]

Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow offices – sources

Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow offices – sources

Published 06/02/2016

WASHINGTON Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the [more…]