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Canada oil pipelines near capacity

posted: 09/24/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Canada is sending a record amount of oil to the U.S., filling pipelines to capacity and threatening to push more crude into rail cars.

EU weighs new approach in talks on U.S. trade pact

posted: 09/24/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS -- European Union ministers expressed pessimism Friday that the bloc can conclude a trade pact with the U.S. anytime soon and debated whether to change tack on the talks.

China travel data show cash outflow

posted: 09/24/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The growth of spending overseas by Chinese tourists dwarfs the increase in the number of Chinese traveling abroad. The most likely reason? Disguised capital outflows.

Samsung draws Chinese doubts

posted: 09/22/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Liu Jingtang was a Samsung loyalist. The Shanghai technology consultant traded up steadily through its smartphones to the new Note 7. But Liu's devotion was shaken by the Korean tech giant's confusing response to its latest product safety scare.

Business news in brief

posted: 09/21/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Nucor expansion scores state credits

Bankrupt shipper advised to return charters

posted: 09/20/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Hanjin Shipping Co., the South Korean container line that sought bankruptcy protection last month, received a court advisory to return all chartered vessels to cut costs while the company is in the midst of reducing its fleet.

Galaxy Note 7 batteries fine in China, Samsung says

posted: 09/20/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- Samsung Electronics said Monday that its investigation into the first report of a Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, reducing concerns that its smartphone crisis had expanded to the world's largest mobile phone market.

$1.5B project aims to breed super shrimp

posted: 09/19/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Somewhere in the vast fishing waters off Australia's northern coast, the hunt is on for the Adams and Eves needed to start a super race of shrimp.

Tokyo showcases virtual reality

posted: 09/19/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

CHIBA, Japan -- Virtual reality arrived for real at the Tokyo Game Show, one of the world's biggest exhibitions for the latest in fun and games.

Net sales reins spark EU scrutiny

posted: 09/19/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

European Union antitrust watchdogs warned they may investigate online-sale restrictions after finding that manufacturers impose limits on how websites sell products and how much they can charge.

EU to license Indonesian timber in effort to reduce illegal cutting

posted: 09/18/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The European Union has admitted Indonesia to a special licensing system it hopes will prevent the illegally felled tropical timber that makes up a substantial part of the country's wood production from being shipped to the 28-nation bloc.

1 more probe puts heat on JBS

posted: 09/18/2016 2:20 a.m. Discuss

For investors in JBS SA, the world's largest beef and poultry producer, it's a pattern that's becoming all too familiar: a criminal investigation involving controlling shareholders, a stock rout and then a quick, albeit incomplete, rebound.

Offshore drillers reach bottom; way up unsure

posted: 09/18/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Offshore oil-rig operators, grappling with the biggest industry downturn in a generation, say they finally have the bottom in sight. The problem is, they could be stuck there for a long time.

French-themed casino 2nd U.S.-owned in Macau

posted: 09/18/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

MACAU -- The southern Chinese casino gambling powerhouse of Macau is getting a French twist.

Arkansan in D.C.: Unlock Cuba

posted: 09/17/2016 1:52 a.m. Comment 1

An Arkansan urged federal lawmakers to remove barriers to trade with Cuba, saying farmers have been waiting a long time for the market to be reopened.

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