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  • Sun, surf and Spam in Hawaii

    Sun, surf and Spam in Hawaii
    In the cramped parking lot of a small strip mall, drivers jockey for spaces. Many have made the 20-minute trip from Honolulu, their mouths watering in anticipation of chowing down on a popular food unique to Hawaii. The customers will have to put...
  • Special Report-How Italy became a submerging economy

    IVREA Italy (Reuters) - Economic decline takes many shapes. In the northern Italian town of Ivrea, it looks like the abandoned, overgrown tennis courts where the employees of electronics giant Olivetti SpA once played. In the 1980s, Ivrea was a...
  • Asano Tadanobu and Kitamura Kazuki Expand 'Parasyte' Cast

    TOKYO - Asano Tadanobu ("47 Ronin," "Thor") and Kitamura Kazuki (Gareth Evans' "Killers") have joined the cast of "Parasyte," the two-part alien invasion thriller. The films are backed by leading Japanese studio Toho, which won a bid battle for the...
  • Folau's 'coffee' with NRL boss brews up a storm

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A meeting over coffee between Israel Folau and Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) football boss has caused a minor media storm Down Under amid speculation the dual international may return to the 13-man code. The Wallabies...
  • Japan government raises economy view as sales tax hangover fades

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government raised its assessment of the economy on Thursday because a decline in consumer spending after a sales tax increase is starting to fade due to improving consumer sentiment and a tight labor market. It was the first...
  • Nissan's Ghosn wary of Japan PM Abe target of 30 percent women in top jobs

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn raised doubts over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call to appoint women to 30 percent of top jobs by 2020, saying rushing to meet such a target could set the firm and its staff up for...
  • Nissan to sponsor City Football Group in five-year deal

    YOKOHAMA Japan (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co is to sponsor City Football Group, whose football clubs include English champions Manchester City, as it aims to boost brand exposure in Europe, Asia and the United States through sports deals. Nissan declined...
  • More than 130 GTF Engine Orders For Pratt

    Pratt & Whitney will provide its next generation PurePower engines for 50 Embraer E-Jets to a trio of U.S. regional airlines, in a deal announced Wednesday at the Farnborough Air Show. Trans States Airlines, GoJet Airlines, and Compass Airlines will...
  • Hedge fund manager Cooperman says market gains will slow

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, who has forecast that the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index will hit 2000 this year, cautioned on Wednesday that gains will be slower as the market is more fairly valued now. "The markets finally...
  • Factbox: Orders and deals at Farnborough Airshow

    FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) - Aircraft, engine manufacturers and suppliers are announcing new business at this week's Farnborough Airshow, the world's largest. Here are some highlights: > Airbus launches new A330neo with U.S. lessor Air Lease Corp as...
  • Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...