January 24th, 2017

Business

Heavy fog causes flight delays, cancellations in London

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2017

LONDON – Thick fog has caused numerous flight delays and cancellations at London Heathrow and other area airports. Travellers were advised Monday to check their flight status before going to the airport after roughly 100 flights were cancelled and many more were delayed. The Met Office forecasting service said visibility at Heathrow had been reduced ... Read More »

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Star Chinese stock trader jailed for manipulating prices

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2017

BEIJING – A Chinese court says a celebrity stock trader who was arrested after a market collapse in 2015 has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for manipulating share prices and insider trading. Xu Xiang and two co-defendants were sentenced Monday by a court in the eastern city of Qingdao. They pleaded guilty ... Read More »

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Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7s

By Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – Samsung Electronics said Monday that after testing more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers made the devices prone to catch fire. Samsung’s mobile division president, Koh Dong-jin, ruled out any problems with other aspects of the Note 7, ... Read More »

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Union asks PM to reject advice to relax anti-dumping duties on cheap US drywall

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2017

CALGARY – A union that represents workers in Canadian drywall factories is telling the prime minister a decision that could help the construction business might cost its members their jobs. The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers have written Justin Trudeau asking that cabinet reject a trade tribunal’s recommendation to relax anti-dumping duties that were imposed on ... Read More »

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Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires

By The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – Samsung Electronics Co. says problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire. The announcement Monday of the company’s investigation into one of its worst product fiascos comes three months after the flagship phone was discontinued. The ... Read More »

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Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ divides competition to rule box office

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2017

NEW YORK – M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “Split” blew away box-office expectations, earning an estimated $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend. Though many were focused on Friday’s presidential inauguration and Saturday’s nationwide women’s marches, “Split” doubled forecasts to easily lead all films. The Universal Pictures release again brings together Shyamalan, director of ... Read More »

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OPEC, allies says production cuts ahead of schedule

By The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2017

VIENNA – OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers seeking to push up the price of crude by cutting production say participants appear to be exceeding pledges to reduce output. Russia and 10 other nations outside OPEC agreed with the 13 members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in December to take a total ... Read More »

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Trudeau cabinet retreat to confront the reality of Trump’s presidency

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – So much for the bromance – it’s all about America now. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberal government must now confront the reality of a Donald Trump presidency as his cabinet members begin gathering today in Calgary for a three-day retreat. Up to now, Trudeau has had a relatively smooth ride ... Read More »

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Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office

By The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah – Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that they their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. The Festival issued updates to attendees via their official account and say that online ticketing for future shows is currently back up and ... Read More »

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Brazil president to wait to replace justice killed in crash

By Sarah Dilorenzo, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

SAO PAULO – Brazil’s president said Saturday that he would wait to name a replacement for the Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash until after the court reassigns a major corruption case he was handling. Justice Teori Zavascki was in charge of handling accusations against politicians in the “Car Wash” investigation, a ... Read More »

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Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae

By John Seewer, The Associated Press on January 21st, 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio – Ohio’s agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie. The first of its kind requirement is one of several steps Ohio has ... Read More »

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