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Peanut allergies spur Southwest to switch its free onboard snacks

July 11, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the carrier that has for years used its free peanut snacks as a marketing gimmick, will stop serving nuts on flights starting Aug. 1.

The Dallas-based low-cost carrier cited concerns over passengers with peanut allergies as a key reason why its flight attendants will switch…


L.A. Times – Business

Details of Koch Donations Spur Review at George Mason

May 2, 2018 |

The Charles Koch Foundation donated millions to George Mason University, and newly released documents reveal that in exchange, the conservative foundation was granted some influence over the hiring and firing of professors. After the revelation, the president of the university ordered an inquiry into the school’s gift acceptance policy, the…
Newser

After Girls’ Cases Spur Uproar, France Sets Consent at 15

March 6, 2018 |

France will introduce a legal age of consent, and it’ll be 15—four years older than the ages of the two girls whose cases sparked the calls for such an age limit. Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa on Monday announced that 15 had been selected after consulting in part with doctors…
Newser

Exec’s ‘Spectacularly Wrong’ Remarks Spur Calls to Resign

February 2, 2018 |

Pink told the president of the Recording Academy to step off earlier this week, and now nearly two dozen female executives in the record industry are telling Neil Portnow to step aside from his position. It all comes out of his remarks after the Grammys on Sunday, when he reacted…
Newser

Bones Found in 2nd Chamber of Cave Spur Huge Questions

May 9, 2017 |

In 2015 it was a discovery described as “unlike anything we have seen.” Now even more so. A second chamber in a South African cave system has produced bones belonging to Homo naledi , a species scientists now believe may have existed around the same time as Homo sapiens and that…
Newser

Russian Arrests Spur Questions Over Links to U.S. Hacking

February 7, 2017 |

Russian news media have described the arrests—including at least two intelligence officials at the FSB and an employee at Russia’s most prominent cybersecurity firm—as being part of a treason case.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Low Fuel Prices Spur Shift in U.S. Auto Market

January 1, 2017 |

While sales of pricey light trucks amid a sustained run of cheap fuel may be good for Detroit’s bottom line, the collapse in demand for smaller vehicles has led to job cuts elsewhere.
WSJ.com: US Business

Militants in Myanmar Spur Army Reprisals, Refugee Flight

December 24, 2016 |

Rohingya refugees are pouring from Myanmar into Bangladesh with stories of atrocities, fleeing what is emerging as the world’s newest guerrilla war.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Frustrated Europe hopes Clinton win can spur elusive Iran deals

November 1, 2016 |

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a campaign rally in Cedar RapidsBy Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) – After a year of disappointment, European businesses are hoping a victory for Hillary Clinton in the U.S. election next week may help break the logjam that has prevented large-scale Western investments in Iran since the opening of its economy. While no one in Europe is predicting a flurry of new deals should Clinton defeat her Republican rival Donald Trump on Nov. 8, a win for the Democrat would remove some of the political clouds hanging over last year's nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Business groups say this could help fuel a more aggressive push into the Iranian market in 2017, especially in the second half of the year, if a Clinton victory is followed by the re-election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next May. "If Clinton and Rouhani win, then we will have a political window of opportunity that is much bigger than we have now," said Matthieu Etourneau, who advises French firms on the Iranian market for MEDEF International, the French employers group.



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Terror attacks in Europe spur anger and dread

July 31, 2016 |

The outbreak of terror attacks in Northern Europe has also translated into growing hostility toward migration, writes Tim Lister.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World