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Heineken Strikes Multibillion-Dollar China Deal

August 6, 2018 |

Heineken announced a tie-up with China’s biggest brewer as it looks to tap drinkers in the world’s largest beer market by volume, where it has until now had a minimal presence.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

More than 90 killed after 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok Island, near Bali

August 6, 2018 |

A powerful earthquake near the popular tourist mecca of Bali killed at least 91 people and wounded hundreds more, damaging thousands of homes and other buildings as people were seen running into the streets screaming.
FOX News

TMZ

Blake Griffin Strikes Child Support Deal with Brynn Cameron in Custody Battle

August 1, 2018 |

Blake Griffin has reached a truce with baby mama Brynn Cameron in their nasty custody fight — striking a deal on child support payment and custody right before they were set to go to trial.  Blake and Brynn had 2 children together during their…

TMZ.com

NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

July 31, 2018 |

The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country.
FOX News

Nerve Agent That Sickened Former Spy Strikes Again

July 4, 2018 |

For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in England’s Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, British police confirmed late Wednesday. The country’s chief counterterrorism police officer says tests at Britain’s defense laboratory had confirmed what…
Newser

Tragedy Strikes Boy Scout Summer Camp

June 26, 2018 |

The last week of a Boy Scout summer camp in Georgia ended in tragedy when a tree fell on a Texas teen’s tent, killing him. The Houston Chronicle reports the incident took place at the Bert Adams Boy Scout Camp in Covington, and that a weather alert had been issued…
Newser

Turkey Strikes Back Against US Tariffs

June 21, 2018 |

Turkey is imposing tariffs on nearly two dozen US products, ranging from cars to sunscreen, to strike back at Washington’s sanctions on imported steel and aluminum, the AP reports According to documents filed with the World Trade Organization, Turkey will slap $ 267 million in tariffs on $ 1.8 billion worth…
Newser

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