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  • Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles

    YALTA Crimea (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia should aim to sell its oil and gas for roubles globally because the dollar monopoly in energy trade was damaging Russia's economy. "We should act carefully. At the moment we are...
  • Seattle teens dive into underwater robotics competition

    Seattle teens dive into underwater robotics competition
    In the McConnaughey house, on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, a robot sits as a centerpiece on the dining-room table. Three teenage girls question whether their creation will be ready for its next challenge. Snacking on guacamole and chips, Hannah,...
  • Russian oil giant seeks funds earmarked for pensions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Rosneft , which produces more oil than Iraq or Iran, is seeking a $42 billion loan from a fund earmarked for Russian pensions to help it weather Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in Ukraine. Analysts expected the...
  • Ebola fear factor threatens to dampen African business buzz

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From Accra to Windhoek, fear of the Ebola epidemic is provoking a wave of cancellations of business and investment events across Africa, and threatening to taint the continent's hard-won image as a rising economic star. A...
  • Conflict-hit coal sector casts shadow on Ukraine electricity market

    KIEV (Reuters) - Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has forced coal mines to cut production or close entirely, imperiling the country's electricity market and potentially forcing the government to cut exports or limit consumption. Coal mining is...
  • Rail oil tankers, victim of U.S. safety rules, also unwanted in Canada

    WASHINGTON/CALGARY (Reuters) - Thousands of oil train tankers soon to be deemed obsolete in the United States are unlikely get a second life in Canada's oil sands industry, undercutting a U.S. government forecast that the costly cars will continue in...
  • Iraq's Maliki steps aside as PM, backs replacement

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Caving in to relentless pressure at home and abroad to step aside, Nuri al-Maliki dropped his bid for a third term as prime minister of Iraq on Thursday and pledged support for his replacement, moderate Shi'ite Haider al-Abadi....
  • In western Canada, Squamish a haven for outdoor enthusiasts

    I've driven through this burg of roughly 17,000 souls, about halfway between Vancouver and the skiing and snowboarding resort of Whistler Blackcomb, more than a dozen times. And each trip, I would gaze at the Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith that...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Getting a charge out of changing cars... and times

    It was zero-dark-hundred, a typical La CaƱada Saturday morning. I was lost in the fifth edit of the Great American Novel when I happened to glance toward Gould Avenue. Three strange vehicles silently pulled up to the curb. Was this a sign of the...
  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • Puerto Rico keeps the lights on, but debt crisis far from over

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico managed to keep its electricity flowing this week – but creditors made it clear that the crisis enveloping the island's power utility is far from over. Banks, led by Citibank and Canada's Scotiabank, on Thursday...