NEW DELHI - India and Japan, both major energy fuel importers, are mulling joining forces while bidding for potential tenders for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies with an eye to beating down the high prices. Both the countries will work out a strategy in the next three months, Petroleum and natural gas secretary Vivek Rae told reporters on sidelines of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit ...
WASHINGTON - The US trade deficit narrowed in October with oil sales helping exports rise 1.8 percent to a record high of $192.7 billion in October over previous month, the US Commerce Department has said. Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that total October exports of $192.7 billion and imports of $233.3 billion resulted in a 5.4 percent drop in ...
WASHINGTON - Internet search engine Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun the process of building its own robots that could undertake manufacturing and could be deployed in the supply chain sector. To start with Google has created a new robotics group under Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system, and bought seven ...
BEIJING - China has awarded its first superfast 4G telecommunications licences to three mobile phone companies. Designed to give mobile phone users faster access to the internet services, the first set of licenses were granted by the government to China Mobile, China Unicom Hong Kong and China Telecom. It is not as yet clear if any rollout conditions have been attached to the licences, or ...
BRUSSELS - The European Union has slapped a 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) fine on eight major banks, including Deutsche Bank, RBS and JPMorgan, for rigging interest rates. German Deutsche Bank, involved in rigging the Euribor and Japanese yen Tibor rates, was fined a total of 725 million euros, while the French Societe Generale was fined 446 million euros for manipulating the European ...
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It might come as a relief to women as researchers at Microsoft have designed a smart bra that can detect stress. The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels. The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating, the BBC reported. Mood data was provided to the wearer via a ...
The Minneapolis-based utility joins other major power companies in seeking to create a subsidiary that could develop power line projects serving areas beyond its eight-state customer ...
Plumbing the depths of the human genome allows medicine to find the precise molecular cause of each person's cancer, said oncologist Razelle Kurzrock, of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Kurzrock directs UCSD Moores's Center for Personalized Cancer ...
So far, the Census Bureau has stiffed the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating the bureau's fabrication of the nation's unemployment data. But the Commerce Department, which is in charge of Census, has assured Congressional investigators that they will eventually get the information and interviews they are requesting. The Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa ...
Carl Icahn is taking his battle with Apple CEO Tim Cook over the tech giant's hefty cash stash directly to shareholders. "Gave $AAPL notice we'll be making a proposal to call for vote to increase buyback program," the billionaire corporate agitator tweeted on ...
China Mobile on Thursday to distribute its iPhone on the mobile carrier's vast network, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The news follows an announcement on Wednesday by China to award China ...
GS.N ) local unit this week of its intent to impose disciplinary action for possible breach of domestic capital markets rules, three regulatory sources said on ...
LOS ANGELES – Hong Kong stocks declined at the start of trading Thursday, with losses in the financial group putting the benchmark at risk for a third consecutive fall. The Hang Seng Index gave up 94 points, or 0.4%, to 23,635.56, and the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index shed 0.3%. Shares of Standard Chartered PLC dropped 5.2% in the wake of the bank's warning that 2013 income will ...
One of the founders of Microsoft, Paul Allen, has expressed his grave concern for the fate of Africa's elephants by adding his financial weight to their protection. He announced today [Dec 4] that his family trust will fund an Africa-wide survey to establish how many elephants remain. This follows on an agreement by the Clinton Foundation to provide millions of dollars for anti-poaching ...
Qantas will axe 1000 jobs in the next 12 months, after forecasting a half-year pre-tax loss of between $250m and $300m. The airline's financial troubles have again sparked talk of a possible government bailout after the treasurer Joe Hockey's call for a debate on the airline's foreign investment restrictions. The Greens say there's a good case for federal government ...
When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
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Josh Brolin has checked into a rehab in Northern California to seek help for substance abuse.
According to an insider, the 45-year-old actor realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety, Us magazine reported.
The 'No Country for Old Men' star had recently got into a drunken fight with an unknown male at O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, Calif.
However, according to TMZ.com, he had also claimed that he was done with drinking for good and said that such an incident would not be happening again. (ANI)
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