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Indian Point Nuclear facility radioactivity increased nearly 65,000%

Companies | Sunday February 7, 2016 3:45PM ET
Indian Point Energy Center
Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York, a three-unit reactor power plant, reported that radioactive tritium has been detected in groundwater near the facility.

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COMPANIES

Indian Point Nuclear facility radioactivity increased nearly 65,000%
Sunday February 7, 2016 3:45PM ET
Indian Point Energy CenterIndian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York, a three-unit reactor power plant, reported that radioactive tritium has been detected in groundwater near the facility.


EARNINGS

Dow Corning net income increased 10%, sales down 9%
Saturday February 6, 2016 4:52AM ET
Dow CorningDow Corning Corp. announced a 10 percent increase in net income in 2015, despite a 9% decrease in sales resulting from a strong U.S. dollar.

POLITICS

Brazilian and African governments discuss investments
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:15AM ET
Fernando FurlanA series of topics were discussed between the executive secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Fernando Furlan, and ambassadors from 15 African countries in Brasília.

ECONOMY

U.S. productivity falls 3% in Q4, more than expected
Saturday February 6, 2016 6:50AM ET
U.S. productivityLabor productivity in the U.S. fell by more than anticipated in the fourth quarter, according to the Labor Department.

AGRIFISH

Rice prices in Myanmar climb ahead of Chinese New Year
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:32AM ET
Myanmar riceDue to high demand on the eve of the Chinese New Year, traders are selling more rice on the China border instead of within Burma, causing the price of the staple grain to rise at home.

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Travel

Between Europe and North America   A country of the extraordinary nature

Iceland, the splitting land of sea, ice and calmness

Saturday February 6, 2016 12:18PM ET
ReykjavikIceland, a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe that runs almost completely on renewable energy, is without any doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit.
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Meantime

Central Appalachia 60% flatter due to mountaintop mining
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:05AM ET
Central AppalachiaDestroying nature   The first study to examine the impact of mining
Forty years of mountaintop coal mining have made parts of Central Appalachia 60% flatter than they were before excavation, says a research by Duke University.

Gadgets

Sonus Faber's Elipsa red loudspeakers are an elliptical innovation
Friday February 5, 2016 6:48AM ET
Elipsa redLoudspeakers   A 3 way floorstanding vented box
Elipsa red, a 3 way floorstanding vented box loudspeaker from Sonus Faber, was created with the elliptical design of the cabinet to obtain acoustic scenery with extraordinary breadth and depth.

Design

Mix styles to stay in style
Saturday January 30, 2016 2:37PM ET
Eclectic interiorsEclectic interiors   Mixing styles is an interesting way to get something new
If you are looking for your own interior style, maybe it's time to think about mixing different styles into one. Why not start with the bathroom?

Health

Acoustic neuroma, a slowly-growing tumor
Saturday February 6, 2016 8:07AM ET
Acoustic neuromaRare diseases   An uncommon tumor that does not spread to other organs
Acoustic neuroma, also known as a vestibular schwannoma, is a rare condition when a tumor develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. It can cause hearing problems and, if left untreated, serious medical conditions.

Sea, Land, Air

The 330e brings together BMW's dynamics, speed and low fuel consumption
Wednesday February 3, 2016 6:30AM ET
BMW 330ePlug-in hybrid   From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds
With its plug-in hybrid drive system, the new BMW 330e combines the dynamic flair and the promise of unbeatable efficiency over longer distances.

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