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Wildfires in Alberta will hurt economic growth, Bank of Canada says

Bank of Canada suggests the Fort McMurray fire will cut 1.25 percentage points off real GDP growth in the second quarter.<p>OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada …

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Scientists discover the evolutionary link between protein structure and function

A new study demonstrates the evolution of protein structure and function over 3.8 billion years. Snippets of genetic code, consistent across …

Rents and property values would drop after Brexit, say landlords

Rent bills are likely to fall if Britain exits the EU and property will become more affordable to first-time buyers, according to the bodies that represent the UK’s estate agents and landlords.<p>The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla) …

The Fire Returns for Fort McMurray

As the winds shifted the blaze, government officials ordered the evacuation of oilfield workers near Fort McMurray.<p>The winds that once pushed the fire near Fort McMurray away from the city have shifted, and on late Monday night city officials ordered the evacuation of 8,000 workers at oil camps …

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Apple announces app development accelerator in Bangalore, India

After a visit to China earlier in the week, Apple CEO Tim Cook's next stop is India, an increasingly important market for the company. Apple has just announced a iOS design and development accelerator to open in Bangalore (officially known as Bengaluru), considered the main hub of the country's …

Hundreds of workers flee Canadian oil camps as wildfire continues to burn

At least 12,000 people have been asked to evacuate oil sand camps close to the Canadian town of Fort McMurray after a fresh wildfire began to shift to the north.<p>According to the BBC, more than 8,000 people were urged to leave the area on Monday night, in addition to 4,000 people who had already …

‘China elevates Tibet command to prepare for likely conflict with India’

China has elevated the status of its Tibet Military Command as part of preparations for a possible conflict with India, placing the formation under …

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer vows to restore economic growth

Brazil's new acting president has formed a pro-business cabinet and vowed to work toward lifting the economy. Many analysts argue that a tanking …

US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between the federal government and North Carolina.<p>The guidance from leaders at …

IMF warns EU exit risks London's status as financial hub

LONDON (AP) — London's status as a global financial center could be eroded should Britain vote to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum, …

EU member states agree roaming for Netflix | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Consumers will be able to access their online subscriptions for services like Netflix (NFLX.O), Sky (SKYB.L) and Canal+ IPO-CANALFRA.PA when they travel across the European Union under proposals tentatively agreed by member states on Friday.<p>The Netflix logo is shown in this …

Scientists find that cancer can arise from changes in the proteins that package DNA - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A mutation that affects the proteins that package DNA–without changing the DNA itself–can cause a rare form of cancer, according to new findings in …

That massive airport fight in Captain America: Civil War was almost entirely digital

When it comes to visual effects, the popular refrain over the past few years has been pretty simple: practical effects <i>good</i>, computer-generated effects <i>bad</i>. But the truth is infinitely more interesting, as movies have largely stepped out of the uncanny valley of problematic CG, and entered an era …

This Analyst Thinks Apple Wants to Be More Than Just iPhones

And that the company has slowly been expanding its business model

One Dance just became Drake's first No. 1 hit as a lead artist

Apple and Adele kept Hotline Bling out of the top spot last fall<p>After scoring multiple No. 1 hits as a featured guest and racking up dozens of top 10 singles, Drake has finally earned his first solo chart-topping-single. According to <i>Billboard</i>, "One Dance" — one of the first two singles cut from …

Apple Introduces Apple Music Student Membership Option With 50% Discount at $4.99 per Month

Apple will today introduce an Apple Music student plan that discounts the streaming service by 50 percent for those who are enrolled in an eligible college or university (via <i>TechCrunch</i>).<p>The new plan means any academic student in the United States can now pick up an individual Apple Music membership …

Amazon's business marketplace hits $1 billion in sales | News Home | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s business marketplace, which connects businesses with suppliers, has generated $1 billion in sales in its first year, making it a significant player in a fragmented industry worth more than $8.2 trillion in the United States.<p>Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are …

Pizza Hut wants to be like Uber

The chain is rolling out new digital tools that are inspired by tech startups, like Uber.<p>The pizza chain is officially launching "Visible Promise Time," which allows customers to see what time their pizzas will be prepared, ready, and delivered before they place their order, the company has …

Apple is about to post its first quarterly revenue decline since 2003

The culprit: Shrinking iPhone sales.<p>Apple’s incredible growth streak is expected to officially come to an end today, April 26, when the company reports its second-quarter results after the market close. (Join us for analysis beginning at 4 pm ET, 1 pm PT.)<p>After a dozen years of dramatic growth — …

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BP Eyes More Spending Cuts After 80% Profit Drop

BP said on Tuesday it could cut capital spending further after reporting an 80 percent drop in profits in the first quarter of the year, when oil prices touched a near 13-year low.<p>The British oil company, the first major to report on one of the weakest quarters, lowered its 2016 spending target to …

Average house price in Canada jumps 15% to $508,567 in March

The average price of a Canadian home hit $508,567 in March, a jump of 15.7 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier.<p>Realtor group the …

U.S. gaining momentum on Islamic State, Obama says

WASHINGTON — The United States and allied forces have the Islamic State on the defensive, President Obama said Wednesday, with the terrorist group failing to mount a single offensive operation in Syria or Iraq since last summer.<p>"We have momentum, and we intend to keep that momentum," he said. "It’s …

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Puttingal temple fire: Seven officials detained by police

<b>Seven more people have been detained for questioning in connection with an explosion and fire at a Hindu temple in Kerala that killed more than 100 people.</b><p>The seven men are officials of the temple in Paravur and were among several wanted by police.<p>Earlier police had detained five others and a …

Cameron admits bungled response to offshore account revelations

British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted Saturday that he bungled his admission of his investment in an offshore fund revealed in the mammoth data breach of a Panama law firm.<p>Cameron drew laughs and applause from a sympathetic audience of Conservative Party activists as he opened his speech …