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U.S. Fed awards record amount of term deposits

NEW YORK (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – The Federal Reserve awarded a record amount of seven-day term deposits to banks at a test auction held on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Continue reading

New Total boss must overhaul exploration strategy, pursue cost cuts

By Michel Rose By Michel Rose PARIS (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – The sudden death of Total’s top executive may make it even trickier for the French oil major to overhaul its expensive exploration strategy while simultaneously cutting costs to please shareholders as oil prices fall. Total had recently taken the unusual step of naming an outsider to devise a new strategy after a costly three-year drive to increase drilling spending failed to yield significant results – the main blot on Christophe de Margerie’s legacy. Continue reading

Man to Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

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Total’s ‘Big Mustache’- bon vivant, deal-maker and risk-taker

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Michel Rose By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Michel Rose PARIS (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Christophe de Margerie, the head of French oil and gas giant Total who died when his jet crashed in Moscow, was a gregarious bon vivant with a passion for risk-taking and deal-making. Known as “The Big Mustache” for his bushy, gray mustache, de Margerie, 63, was the most charismatic and outspoken oil executive of his generation who cultivated relationships with leaders across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. An opponent of Western economic sanctions against Russia, the Frenchman was close to President Vladimir Putin – who said on Tuesday that “Russia had lost a true friend” Continue reading

North Korea’s big move on captured American

By LARA JAKES WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May Continue reading

Stone in Jerusalem may answer ancient mystery

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the stone bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian and the year of his visit to Jerusalem, a few years before the failed Bar Kochba revolt in the second century A.D. The inscription backs up historical accounts that Rome’s Tenth Legion was present in Jerusalem in the run-up to the revolt Continue reading

Two more lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata for air bag defect

By Ben Klayman By Ben Klayman DETROIT (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda cars. Continue reading

Submarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap

The Swedish corvette HMS Visby navigates on Mysingen Bay, as the search for a suspected foreign vessel enters it’s fifth day in the Stockholm archipelago, Tuesday, Oct. Continue reading

Diddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys’ Black Ball

FILE – In this July 17, 2012 file photo, Sean “Diddy” Combs speaks on stage at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. Hashim Rahman Jr., 23, and younger brother Sharif Rahman, 18, accuse Showtime Networks and Mayweather of profiting at their expense Continue reading