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Charter Deal for Time Warner Cable Signals Shift in TV Industry
Trying to succeed where Comcast failed, Charter Communications has struck a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, an acquisition that would create a powerhouse in the consolidating American cable and broadband industry.
Charter Communications nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable  Reuters
Charter Deal With TWC More Likely to Get Approval Than Comcast  Wall Street Journal
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Brent Crude Trades Near $65 on Middle East Violence, OPEC Supply
Oil traded near $65 a barrel as investors weighed flaring Middle East violence against signs that OPEC's production policy will keep the global market amply supplied.
Oil Futures Rangebound in Lacklustre Trade  Wall Street Journal
Oil prices steady but indications rally running out of steam  Reuters India
Russian officials want inmates to do labor to keep down costs of hosting 2018 ...
MOSCOW - Russian officials want to use prison labor to keep down costs for hosting the 2018 World Cup. The nation's prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein to allow inmates to work at factories.
Russia to use prison labour in World Cup projects  Irish Independent
Russia plans to use prison labour for 2018 World Cup  TODAYonline
Michigan elite to gather on Mackinac Island to talk business, politics and racial ...
The Grand Hotel. Photos from the Mackinac Policy Conference in May 2014 using the Hipstamatic iPhone app. (Fritz Klug |
Mackinac Police Conference to focus on roads, schools, urban revival  Crain's Detroit Business
Mackinac meeting to focus on roads, schools, urban revival  Myrtle Beach Sun News
Memorial Day gas prices at lowest amount since 2010
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - Gas prices dropped for Memorial Day, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.91. According to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service, these prices are the lowest amount for Memorial Day since 2010.
Drivers see lowest Memorial Day weekend gas prices in years  WGEM
Michigan summer travel season heats up after long winter
Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts next week, and Virginia residents have the chance to get ready this week and not pay sales tax.
VA Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Underway  NBC 29 News
Virginia offers tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items
Amazon to pay higher sales taxes in Europe
Under pressure from the European Union, Amazon has agreed to begin paying taxes in four European countries where it has large operations.
Amazon changes Europe tax practices amid ongoing probe  CNET
Amazon finally starts paying proper taxes in European countries  Engadget
Cost of radio spectrum an obstacle to Postive Train Control
Investigators check out the inside of a Metrolink commuter train car in Chatsworth, Calif. on Sunday Sept. 14, 2008. At least 25 people have been killed in the Friday collision of a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in the San Fernando Valley.
Congress should invest in rail safety  The News Journal
How lack of wireless spectrum delayed implementation of Amtrak's PTC system  Fortune
Mass-market electric cars will go 200 miles, but are still a long way from being ...
Several major automobile makers are racing to create electric cars within an upper-mass-market sweet spot—traveling 200 miles or more on a charge, and costing $30,000 to $40,000.
Elon Musk unveils home battery that stores electricity from renewable energy ...  Uncover California
Can Elon Musk and Tesla save the mining industry?  Yahoo Finance UK
Scepticism over Fiat chief's call for cars tie-ups
It was called “Confessions of a Capital Junkie”. But one industry insider said it was more like “Car Industry 101”. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, last month gave a presentation on automotive mergers and acquisitions, the ...
Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With GM, But Got Shot ...  The Car Connection
Fiat Chrysler Falls as M&A Prospects Hit by Report of GM Rebuff  Bloomberg