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Coca-Cola fetching higher prices with marketing, mini-cans

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says people are shelling out more money for its drinks, thanks to a mix of reinvigorated marketing and mini-cans and glass …

North America

3 main reasons why Puerto Rico can't declare bankruptcy

A "bailout" is simply unacceptable to U.S. taxpayers. But a solution that provides fairness to creditors as well as debtors is at hand, if Congress is prepared to deploy its readily available constitutional powers. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should be authorized to restructure all its debts in …

China’s government vows to continue with its damaging stock market support

China’s stock markets continued to fall Tuesday (July 28), sinking as much as 5% in morning trading before recovering somewhat by the end of the trading day—another sign that an onslaught of government support to keep stock prices high is making investors nervous.<p>The Shanghai Composite Index closed …

Stock Markets

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is driving California farmers to plant different crops. Growers are switching to more profitable, less-thirsty fruits, vegetables and nuts.<p>Nowhere is this truer than San Diego County, where water prices are some of the highest in the state.<p>Grapefruit trees shade the entrance to …

San Diego

The Internet Of Sound

Patrick Bergel Contributor<p>Patrick Bergel is a creative technologist and one of the founders of Chirp, a platform for sharing data with sound.<p>How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of …

NATO backs Turkey's fight against Islamic State

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force.<p>A Turkish F-16 fighter jet takes off …

Middle East

Putin has started a new clash with the West, this time over the flow of oil through Georgia

Moscow has escalated its brinksmanship with the West, reopening a monumental 1990s clash over an oil pipeline that it fought and lost with the United States.<p>The new front is Georgia, a Russian neighbor that’s been a theater of US-Russian struggle since the mid-1990s.<p>Back then, Washington promoted …

Russia

Sweden Probes Claim of Russian Submarine Wreck in Its Waters

Sweden’s military said Tuesday it is examining a video that shipwreck hunters say shows the remains of a Russian submarine off the Scandinavian country's coast.<p>The alleged find comes less than a year after reports that a Russian submarine was seen in waters near Stockholm, triggering an extensive …

Wreck

BP reveals $6.3bn quarterly loss due to Deepwater Horizon bill

BP has moved to draw a line under the Deepwater Horizon disaster after slumping to a $6.3bn (£4bn) loss for the second quarter owing to costs linked to the oil spill.<p>The UK oil company slid into the red after taking an extra $10.8bn charge relating to the accident in the Gulf of Mexico five years …

Oil & Gas Industry

How To Pack The Ultimate Gym Dopp Kit

Because no one wants to rely on the strange orange gel from the gym shower dispensers.<p>Because no one wants to rely on the strange orange gel from the gym shower dispensers.

Skin Care

Scientists Can Now Turn Organic Cells Into Tiny Lasers

Strong enough to see through skin, but not to cause harm<p>In the past few months we’ve seen laser internet in the sky and laser-generated holograms, but now lasers are going where they’ve never gone before: inside us.<p>The medical field has been using lasers externally for years in refractive eye …

Illinois on Edge: Union concerned Gov. Rauner might use National Guard if workers strike

With Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and public sector unions unable to come to a labor agreement, some fear the National Guard might be deployed if state workers strike.<p>“It’s a terribly impractical and, in my opinion, inadvisable idea,” Republican state Rep. David Harris told The Southern …

Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new …

Windows 10

China's stock market continues its dramatic slide

China stocks continued to lose ground on Tuesday as investors shrugged off efforts by regulators to calm markets.<p>The Shanghai Composite closed down 1.7% after recovering from a 4% loss in early trading. The Shenzhen Composite shed 2.2% over a volatile trading session.<p>The losses build on an 8.5% …

Stock Markets