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Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable: sources
Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S.
Charter Communications Nearing Deal for Time Warner Cable -- 3rd Update  Nasdaq
Charter said to be nearing $55B deal to buy Time Warner Cable  Apple Insider
UPDATE 6-Oil prices gain as firm demand outweighs dollar strength
... * Japan posts strong oil import figures. * Peak fuel demand season starts in United States. * Analysts expect well-supplied markets to cap price rises (Updates prices, changes dateline, pvs LONDON).
Crude Oil Advances Amid Lower U.S. Supply, Middle East Violence  Bloomberg
Crude Oil Prices Rise 40% on Lower Oil Rig Count  Spend Matters
Yellen's Words Fuels The Greenback's Rise
The U.S. dollar hit a two-month high against the yen and is holding firm against other Group of 10 currencies on Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested late last week the central bank will raise interest rates in 2015.
Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by US rate view  Economic Times
South Africa's rand weakens on US rate hike hopes  Reuters Africa
Uber offers free rides in Mexico City as local taxi drivers protest
MEXICO CITY Uber said customers in Mexico City could use its service for free on Monday as local taxi drivers staged citywide protests against possible regulation of ride-hailing services such as the company's and Cabify.
Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber
Beck's new app offers riders Uber-like experience at traditional taxi prices  Computer Dealer News
Train accident kills one in northeast Minneapolis rail yard
Renee Jones Schneider, Dml - Star Tribune A rail worker spoke to officers at the scene of a fatal incident involving a train at BNSF Railway on Harrison St. in Minneapolis, Minn.
BNSF Employee Killed by Falling Railroad Track Material
BNSF furloughs North Dakota employees, union says  Billings Gazette
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 to start paying more EU taxes after pressure from regulators  Fortune
Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An ...
BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boon  KWTX
Once vilified for oil spill, BP now getting credit for tourism boom along ...
Solar Plane 6 Day Nonstop Flight has been Postponed
The Solar Impulse 2 Solar Plane is set for a nonstop flight from China to Hawaii. It will be a 6 day nonstop flight. Due to bad weather the start planned for today has been canceled.
Solar plane ready for difficult six-day journey  BBC News
GMO labeling advocates stage buzzy die-in in Portland
Protesters urge mandatory labeling for genetically modified food at a rally Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Portland. A protester dressed in a hazardous materials suit sprays other protesters dressed as bees and butterflies.
Hundreds In Miami March For Right To Know What's In Their Food  WLRN
Memorial Day for the Left: 500 Anti-GMO Protesters March in San Francisco  Breitbart News
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