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Going Somewhere? Planes, Trains and Automobiles Prep for Blizzard

Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:16
A snowstorm set to across the Northeast starting Monday is expected to drop up to two feet of snow in some areas, which will likely impede the commutes and travel plans of millions. Jet Blue, Delta and American Airlines on Sunday were already promising to offer refunds and hassle-free rescheduling for people planning to fly to, from or through cities like Boston, New York, Washington, D.C.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Prep for Blizzard
Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:16
A snowstorm set to across the Northeast starting Monday is expected to drop up to two feet of snow in some areas, which will likely impede the commutes and travel plans of millions. Jet Blue, Delta and American Airlines on Sunday were already promising to offer refunds and hassle-free rescheduling for people planning to fly to, from or through cities like Boston, New York, Washington, D.C.
'Crushed With Snow': 'Historic' Blizzard to Bomb Northeast
Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:16
The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday afternoon, with as much as 3 feet of snow expected to create "paralyzing, crippling" conditions, forecasters said Sunday. It's part of a storm system that meteorologists said will pummel the Northeast from Philadelphia all the way to northern New England with potentially "historic" snow accumulations well into Tuesday night. The worst of it will be late Monday through Tuesday night, with…
White House: U.S. Woman Still Held Hostage by ISIS
Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:16
A official on Sunday noted that an American woman remains a hostage of ISIS, noting the administration would spare "no expense" in seeking the safe return of those held by the group. Dennis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, made the comments in an interview with ABC while reacting to an announcement on Saturday by ISIS claiming that it had beheaded a Japanese man. "... As it relates to our hostages, we are obviously continuing…
2 dead in shooting at NYC Home Depot
Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:12
Two people are dead following a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, police say. A spokeswoman for the NYPD told Yahoo News that both victims were male employees, and that an investigation was ongoing. According to the Daily News, the gunman, 31, shot the victim, 38, before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide. An eyewitness told MSNBC that the shooter and victim knew each other.
Japanese rice: the new, safe luxury food in China
Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:10
SHANGHAI/TOKYO (Reuters) - First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe. The volume of rice imported from China remains small - 160 tonnes last year, according to Japan's National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations. But that is more than triple the total in…
CSI Lahore: U.S. forensics big shot comes home to help Pakistan
Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:10
LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - As one of America's top forensic scientists, Mohammad Tahir uncovered evidence that helped jail boxer Mike Tyson for rape, convict serial killer John Wayne Gacy and clear doctor Sam Sheppard of murdering his wife. Then Tahir took on his toughest assignment yet – applying his skills in Pakistan, a poor nation of 180 million people beset by crime and militancy. But catching criminals is not Tahir's biggest problem. It's working with…
India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:40
Hong Kong tycoon's M&A spree promises bumper year for Asia banks
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:40
By Denny Thomas HONG KONG (Reuters) - Li Ka-shing's hectic start to 2015 has meant record Asia M&A, loan and equity deals so far this month - good news for investment bankers close to the 86-year-old Hong Kong tycoon's empire. The brisk business - $108 billion of Asia M&A makes it the best start to a year, according to Thomson Reuters data - raises hopes that the Chinese Year of the Goat could bring a…
U.S. gas prices at April 2009 low, bottom in sight: Lundberg survey
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:40
By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.3 cents in the past two weeks, falling to its lowest level since late April 2009, but the end of a months-long slide may be near, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Prices for regular grade gasoline fell to $2.07 a gallon in the survey dated Jan. 23 from the previous survey on Jan.

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