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Mexico aims to boost crude output by 45 percent before 2025
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:10:10 +1200
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president plans to boost crude production at the state-owned oil company by 45 percent before 2025.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday the goal is for Petroleos Mexicanos to up crude output...
Top Auckland businessman loses divorce fight over Maserati and ex's engagement ring
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 07:53:40 +1200
An Auckland executive has lost a bid to keep a Maserati out of his property split with his former partner and to keep the engagement ring he gave her. The wealthy pair, who were in a relationship for four years and had two children...
New Nevada attorney general: Background check law a priority
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 07:10:05 +1200
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new attorney general wants to find a way to implement a stalled, voter-approved gun background check law when he takes office early next year after his predecessor said the measure couldn't be enforced.Democrat...
Liam Dann: Markets in zombie mode as world staggers into 2019
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:00:02 +1200
COMMENT: The bull market is dead."No, no," I hear you say. "It's just taking a breather. It's resting."Okay (and with apologies to Monty Python fans), I understand that until we are in a bear market (a fall of more than 20 per...
Diana Clement: 12 ways of Xmas credit card debt
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +1200
COMMENT: On the 12th day of Christmas my true love said to me: "Where did that credit card debt come from?"According to Paymark we're already spending 1.2 per cent more than last year, according to statistics from the first full...
Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:55:05 +1200
IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with...
The Latest: Brazil causes roadblocks at UN climate talks
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:45:06 +1200
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local):4:30 p.m.Attempts by developed nations at the U.N. climate talks in Poland to create watertight rules for international carbon emissions...
Brexit debate needs a change of tone, Anglican bishops say
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:30:06 +1200
LONDON (AP) — The Brexit debate needs a change of tone, the Church of England's bishops said Saturday, calling for national unity following a week of divisive discussions around Britain's efforts to leave the European Union.The...
German rail operator, union agree on new wage package
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:10:05 +1200
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch.Deutsche Bahn said Saturday it had agreed with the EVG union,...
The Latest: French police clear Champs-Elysees of protesters
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 22:25:06 +1200
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local):6:25 p.m.French police have pushed protesters off the Champs-Elysees in Paris with tear gas and water cannon, and re-opened the French capital's famed avenue to traffic.Police...
Tear gas on the Champs-Elysees but fewer Paris protesters
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:25:04 +1200
PARIS (AP) — Tear gas billowed Saturday across the protest-scarred Champs-Elysees after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations in Paris and a water cannon shot a frigid stream at the crowd on the fifth straight weekend of protests...
Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:55:05 +1200
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland.The...
Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:20:05 +1200
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country.For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people...
Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:55:05 +1200
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core...
The Latest: PG&E says it's acted to meet pipeline standards
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:30:11 +1200
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California utility accused of falsifying records (all times local):4:20 p.m.A spokesman for a California utility accused of falsifying records on natural gas pipelines says the company failed...
The 22 Android apps you should delete from your phone now
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:14:51 +1200
Experts at security firm Sophos are warning Android phone owners about 22 dodgy apps that drain battery life and could result in a big phone bill. The Sun reported the "click-fraud" apps pretend to be normal apps on the Google...
Mexican president seeks to revamp health care for poor
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:55:06 +1200
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $5.7-billion, two-year plan Friday to revamp the country's health care system for the poor. He also said the country should consider a program for euthanasia,...
Trump club is in tax break zone, but is unlikely to benefit
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:05:07 +1200
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company owns a golf club in an Opportunity Zone offering developers massive tax breaks, but experts say it is unlikely it could take advantage of them.The Trump National Golf Club outside...
How have US corporations spent their tax cut windfall?
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:03:11 +1200
The Republican-led Congress approved a massive corporate tax cut last year on the premise that executives would put the money saved to good use.Companies would build new factories. They would hire more workers. Buy new equipment....
In a plot twist, Spirit tops US airlines in on-time arrivals
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:50:05 +1200
DALLAS (AP) — Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a big turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago.Spirit also has the second-lowest rate...

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