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JetSuite strikes a deal for hybrid electric planes with start-up Zunum Aero

May 21, 2018 |

Irvine charter jet operator JetSuite will add hybrid electric planes to its fleet starting in 2022. It is the first substantial commercial order of an aircraft technology that could cut fuel costs and emissions, and make flights quieter.

The planes, which will seat up to 12 passengers, are being…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge strikes down Oakland’s ban on shipping coal through port

May 16, 2018 |

A federal judge struck down the city of Oakland’s ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal through a proposed export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets.

The ban — enacted by the city in 2014 — violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria…


L.A. Times – Business

Xerox Drops Fujifilm Merger Plan, Strikes a Deal With Activists

May 14, 2018 |

Xerox said it will back out of its merger deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp. as it reached a new settlement with activist shareholders Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason.
WSJ.com: US Business

Rare Eye Cancer Strikes Dozens in 2 Areas

April 30, 2018 |

After noticing black spots in her iris, Ashley McCrary was diagnosed with ocular melanoma. “I was like, ‘Well, I know two people who’ve had this cancer,'” McCrary tells CBS News . To say that’s unlikely is an understatement: Between five and six out of every one million people are diagnosed…
Newser

Steve Wynn Strikes Back

April 29, 2018 |

After allegations that he sexually harassed employees for years cost him his job , Steve Wynn is hitting back in the form of a lawsuit, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . His target: Jorgen Nielsen, a former hairdresser at the Wynn Las Vegas, who was one of two people on the record…
Newser

North Korea’s Kim Strikes Milder Tone on Nuclear Tests, Detainees

April 21, 2018 |

Leader Kim Jong Un said North Korea would close its nuclear test facility and suspend long-range missile testing. He also separately assured CIA Director Mike Pompeo that a meeting with President Trump could be paired with the release of three American detainees.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

CNN

Analysis: Did Syria strikes kill any chance of diplomacy?

April 17, 2018 |

French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to seize the moment. After Friday night’s strikes against regime targets in Syria, he’s demanding a concerted drive to resurrect the international peace process, last seen late in 2016. Whether anyone listens may decide if Syria turns the corner towards peace or descends into an even more dangerous cycle of destruction.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

U.S., Russia Trade Threats Over Syria Strikes

April 12, 2018 |

A series of exchanges between President Trump and Moscow raised the prospect of a direct clash between U.S. and Russian military forces in Syria, a confrontation that would pit advanced American missile technology against Russia’s integrated air defense.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

CNN

Russia blames Israel for strikes on Syrian airbase

April 9, 2018 |

Syria and it most powerful ally, Russia, blamed Israel for striking an airbase in the war-torn country on Monday, following a suspected chemical gas attack that drew condemnation from world powers.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

French Labor Strikes Pose a Test to Macron’s Overhauls

March 23, 2018 |

French President Emmanuel Macron got a taste of paralyzing strikes and protests he is set to face in the coming months as his economic overhauls collide with deeply entrenched constituencies in France’s public sector.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe