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20 states join U.S. antitrust probe of Family Dollar merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp (DG.N) and Dollar Tree Inc (DLTR.O) to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc FDO.N, a development that potentially complicates the companies’ efforts to win U.S. …

The Army Wants To 3D-Print Bombs

The latest issue of Army Technology focuses on 3-D printing. Designing new shapes for warheads is one promising new avenue of research. In "ARDEC investigates how 3-D printed metals could transform Army logistics", U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center materials engineer …

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Make Oxygen

Changing Planet<p>Illustration shows the suite of instruments that will be on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Courtesy: NASA<p><b>Living off the land looks like the key to survival on Mars, so NASA’s next red planet rover will help show the way by brewing up its own oxygen, the space agency announced Thursday. The</b> …

US takes first steps to ending 40-year oil export ban

Government tells two companies they can sell ultra-light oil abroad as country is gripped by fracking boom<p>The US government has moved towards lifting a 40-year ban on oil exports by allowing two companies to sell ultra-light oil to foreign buyers.<p>Pioneer Natural Resources, of Irving, Texas, and …

Russia staging military exercises near Ukraine - Interfax

MOSCOW/DONESTSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia announced military exercises near the border with Ukraine on Monday in a show of strength as the Ukrainian army recaptured more territory from pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a government meeting …

Climate Change Poses 'Severe Health Risks' to Outdoor Workers

A new report predicts that the Southwest, Southeast, and upper Midwest "will likely see several months of 95°F days each year."<p>In the summer of 1998, a heat wave punished the American South. Crops and cattle died en masse; Texas alone suffered $2.1 billion worth of agricultural damages, while …

Worry-free investors spark new fears

After 47 consecutive trading days of relative calm for U.S. stocks – the longest stretch of tranquillity since 1995 – market players are growing concerned that investors are tuning out the risks.<p>"Low volatility" and "investor complacency" are the new catch phrases of Wall Street as the S&P 500 …

Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

The U.S. economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a new study that focuses on the current and future effects of climate change on everything from jobs, to crop yields, to energy production.<p>Though the study presents no new climate science, it paints a dire picture of the business …

Oil and gas will drive future control of the South China Sea

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