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Elliott Takes Akzo Nobel to Court to Oust Chairman in PPG Bid Battle

May 9, 2017 |

U.S. activist investor Elliott Management has asked a Dutch court to force Akzo Nobel to hold a special shareholder meeting seeking the removal of its chairman, its latest attempt to strong-arm the paint maker into sale talks with rival PPG. US Business

The battle between hotels and Airbnb continues to heat up

April 23, 2017 |

The nation’s hotel industry has for years shrugged off competition from short-term rentals, booked through sites like Airbnb and VBRO, saying they pose no major threat.

That is no longer the case.

The American Hotel and Lodging Assn., the trade group for the nation’s hotels, broke fundraising and…

L.A. Times – Business

Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez’s Brain

April 21, 2017 |

Aaron Hernandez’s brain is being turned over to his family after his lawyer accused authorities in Massachusetts of “illegally” keeping it from them, NBC News reports. According to Reuters , the former NFL player’s family plans to donate his brain to the CTE center at Boston University, where it will be…


ISIS in Afghanistan: A battle against increased threats

April 15, 2017 |

While the US-led coalition has been pounding ISIS in Iraq and Syria, forces in Afghanistan are facing an increased threat by the group and its affiliate, Wilayat Khorasan. – RSS Channel – World

Wife of Michael Buble Gives Update on Son’s Cancer Battle

April 11, 2017 |

Michael Buble’s wife says their 3-year-old son, Noah, is “well” following treatment for cancer in Los Angeles. Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress Luisana Lopilato said that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has made her value life more….

Boeing hopes its Super Hornet fighter can emerge triumphant from Pentagon budget battle

April 1, 2017 |

Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the F/A-18 fighter family has come to dominate Navy carrier decks — and supported a base of more than 200 military contractors in Southern California. With a stealthy replacement rolling off assembly lines, though, its days seemed to be numbered.

Now, thanks…

L.A. Times – Business


France: Battle for key ISIS bastion to start soon

March 26, 2017 |

The battle to recapture the ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will begin in “days,” France’s defense minister said on Friday. – RSS Channel – World