News archive from 8 January 2014, page 5

Train derails and catches fire in New Brunswick, Canada - reports

Officials with Canadian National could not immediately be reached for comment. (Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson in Toronto; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)


Tiger Airways sells Philippine business to Cebu Air

The such deal in the Philippines, following AirAsia Bhd's (AIRA.KL) buy-in of unlisted Zest Air last year, should bode well for the country's airline sector, analysts say. "The aviation market in the Philippines is overcrowded and largely...

Reuters, 02:30 in Business

Goldman fund sells stake in port operator SSA Marine

Financial details of the transaction were not released. A Goldman spokesman declined to comment on the sale. GS Infrastructure Partners sold its shares in SSA Marine's ultimate parent company, FRS Capital Corp, to the founding Smith/Hemingway family,...

Reuters, 02:30 in Business

Eliza Doolittle goes for wild styling in leopard print skirt and leather crop top at Men's Health party

London might be buzzing about mens' fashion this week, but Eliza Doolittle certainly showed her feminine wiles and style on Tuesday night. The singer stepped out in a leopard-print pencil skirt and a leather crop top for the Men's Health x Liberty x...


Rodman appears to blame U.S. missionary for North Korean captivity

"If you understand what Kenneth Bae did .... Do you understand what he did in this country? Why is he held captive in this country?" Rodman said, declining to respond to questions to clarify what he meant. Rodman brought a team of fellow...


New once-a-day inhaler that could ease the suffering of asthma patients is approved for use in Britain

1 View comments The first once-a-day inhaler for asthma sufferers has been approved for use in Britain. The new treatment gives 24-hour help to asthmatics, many of whom are currently failing to keep the condition under control. Asthma is an...

Daily Mail, 02:48 in Health

Citizenship threat hangs over Haiti, Dominican talks

Calling the meeting "historic" the two sides issued a joint declaration at the end of the day recognizing "progress made in the quest for a joint solution," though few specific details emerged. The topic of migration dominated the...


Forest Labs nears $3 billion deal for Aptalis - source

A deal announcement could come as early as Wednesday, the person said, cautioning that negotiations were still being finalized. The source asked not to be identified because the talks are confidential. Forest and Aptalis did not immediately respond to...

Reuters, 02:53 in Business

Israel casts doubt on nine-month target for Palestinian deal

Negotiations on Palestinian statehood resumed in July after a three-year halt, with a nine-month target set for a permanent peace agreement, amid deep scepticism a deal could be achieved to end the decades-old conflict. "We are attempting to...


Twitter co-founder puts social twist on search with new mobile service

The Jelly smartphone app seeks to improve the way people search for and find information, by querying people instead of Internet search engines. "Everyone is mobile, everyone is connected. So if you have a question, there's somebody out there...

CoinyeCoin launches early despite legal threat

CoinyeCoin launches early despite legal threat

The developers of a new virtual currency originally called "Coinye West" have launched it despite receiving a legal threat from the celebrity who inspired its name. Musician Kanye West's lawyer had sent them a cease and desist letter saying:...


Ping An Bank boosts capital with $2.4 billion private share sale

The purchase price on December 30 of 11.74 yuan per share valued the bank at 1.12 times its book value on September 30, the end of its latest reporting quarter, according to Reuters calculations. Chinese banks are under pressure to increase their...

Reuters, 04:37 in Business
Former New York City Cops Held Over 9/11 Fraud

Former New York City Cops Held Over 9/11 Fraud

Former New York police officers and firefighters, who falsely claimed they were disabled as a result of the September 11 attacks, have been arrested in a sweeping fraud investigation. They are among more than 100 people charged over the...


Singapore shares set for biggest gain in nearly three weeks

Food and beverage company Thai Beverage Pcl advanced as much as 1.9 percent to S$0.55, while DBS Group Holdings Ltd climbed as much as 1.5 percent to a more than four-month high at S$17.30. Singapore's biggest bank, DBS, also topped the list of most...

Nintendo shares surge on China move

Nintendo shares surge on China move

Shares of Japan's Nintendo have surged after China temporarily lifted a sales ban on foreign video games consoles. The government has said it will allow foreign firms to make consoles in the recently-launched Shanghai free trade zone and sell them...

BBC, 04:54 in Business

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