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Microsoft to fund climate technology
The Seattle Times1 hour ago
People wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Share prices were higher in Asia early Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that lifted the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks mostly rise on economic growth hopesShares in Europe and Asia are mostly higher as upbeat U.S. jobs data from last week and signs of progress in the Brexit talks continued to support investor sentiment
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Removed baby milk boxes line up in a drugstore in Anglet, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
Baby formula maker calls global recall over salmonella fearsFrench baby formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
HSBC says US officials will dismiss criminal chargesHSBC says the U.S. Department of Justice will seek the dismissal of deferred criminal charges against the London-based bank in a move that recognizes efforts to strengthen safeguards against money laundering.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Germany's Siemens to build 2 power plants in LibyaGermany's Siemens AG says it has signed contracts worth some 700 million euros ($824 million) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, singer Bono, from the band U2, performs on stage in Trafalgar Square ahead of the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards, in London. Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements "incredibly seriously" and wants them to be transparent. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono storyClarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Smoke alarm sets off fire scare in Austrian Alpine tunnelA project manager says a fire alarm inside a railway tunnel being built under the Austrian Alps prompted workers briefly to take shelter
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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