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Eurostar says strong pound and Paris attacks cut profits

<b>Cross-Channel train operator Eurostar says a strong pound, the Paris attacks and disruptions have contributed to a drop in profits.</b><p>Annual underlying operating profits for 2015 were £34m, down from £55m in 2014.<p>The company said the strength of sterling reduced actual rates of sales revenue to £821m, …

At Dizzying Heights, Prices of Luxury Apartments May Have Found Ceiling

It’s a question of supply and demand.<p>On a seven-block stretch of 57th Street and nearby, there are at least 300 apartments in seven buildings priced at a billionaire-friendly $5,000 a square foot either for sale or scheduled to go on the market in the next 24 months.<p>But despite a record $100 …

Cuba's New Threat Could be U.S. GMOs

Genetically modified foods (GMOs) are already in Cuba; The country has been importing them for decades, even though most Cubans don’t even know what they are. “That is the truth, but there is no record of that. Personal communications of authorities and researchers have helped to get to that …

Airlines push for U.S.-Cuba routes as Obama eases visitor restrictions

The U.S. moved closer Tuesday to restoring regular air travel to Cuba, with several airlines lobbying for access to the island nation and President Obama easing restrictions on visitors.<p>The changes come five days before Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to set foot on the island since …

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Oracle Rises as Q3 Results Beat Street, Adds $10 Billion to Share Buyback Program

Cloud applications and platforms grew 61 percent during the quarter.<p>Shares of the software giant Oracle rose by more than 4 percent in after-hours trading after its third-quarter results were slightly ahead of estimates while revenue was slightly short of estimates because of the effect of currency …

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Brussels police shot at during raid linked to Paris attacks

Belgian and French security forces are hunting suspects and associates of militants involved in the Islamist attacks on November 13<p>Belgian police killed a suspect armed with an assault rifle after four officers were wounded on Tuesday in a raid on a Brussels apartment linked to investigations into …