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MetroPCS getting its own version of Music Freedom, to stream unlimited music on $40+/mo plans

T-Mobile is extending its popular Music Freedom service, which allows unlimited use of Google Play Music and other streaming music services without eating into your data allowance, to MetroPCS prepaid customers – albeit under a slightly different name. T-Mobile said that its Music Unlimited service …

The Green Party wants the 'virtual elimination' of fossil-fuel use in Canada by mid-century.

Oil prices have plummeted, Alberta's economy is in turmoil and the oil patch is anxious to ship out more of its product. But Ottawa has to balance oil's economic benefits against environmental hazards and costs in greenhouse gas emissions. What do the parties propose to do? Here's a primer<p>This …

Relief for Tsipras as lawmakers pass second key reform bill

Greece took another step back towards a semblance of normality Wednesday as lawmakers passed a second set of reforms in order to start talks over a …

Europe

France pursues terrorism charge against beheading suspect | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - A man who beheaded his boss, pinned the head on a fence and tried to blow up an industrial gas plant will be investigated on terrorism charges, France’s chief public prosecutor said on Tuesday, dismissing the suspect’s claim that his act was not motivated by connections with …

Terrorism

Greece To Close Banks, Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default

<b>Updated at 2:40 p.m. ET</b><p>Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday that banks will be closed and capital controls imposed in order to stave off a run on the euro after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.<p>He said the Athens stock market would also be …

Europe

OPEC's Gamesmanship Could Benefit Exxon and Chevron

OPEC (read, Saudi Arabia) sees the oil surplus, but says it will not be the one to cut production to balance supply with demand. This decision is more than inaction or inertia. It looks to be commodity gamesmanship designed to squeeze out higher cost competition.<p><i>Disclosure: Author purchased Chevron</i> …