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Nearly 500,000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods, international help needed

News Saturday May 27, 2017 4:13PM ET
Sri Lanka floods
More than 100 people died and nearly 500,000 displaced in Sri Lanka after flooding and mudslides triggered monsoons, the government said Saturday.

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German machinery
 
64% rise in German machinery export to Iran
Saturday May 27, 2017
Executive Director of German Deutscher Werkbund (German Association of Craftsmen DWB) Wilfried Schafer said on Tuesday that export of German Machinery to Iran rose by 64 percent in value to 33 million euros.
 
 
Veneto Banca
 
Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca have asked an investment fund backed by Italy's healthier banks to come to their rescue by helping to cover a capital shortfall, as demanded by the European Union.
 
 
Portugal hotel
 
Europe reported positive year-over-year hotel performance through the first four months of 2017.
 
 

 

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Japan Airlines
 
Japan Airlines to add flights to Australia, Hawaii
Saturday May 27, 2017
Japan Airlines will launch additional flights serving Australia and Hawaii as early as September.
 
 
 

 

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CAREERS

  • Staples appoints Michelle Bottomley as CMO
    Framingham, Mass., USA | Friday May 26, 2017 7:57AM ET
     
    Michelle BottomleyStaples, an office supply chain store, announced that Michelle Bottomley has been appointed chief marketing officer.
  • Cinemark appoints Nancy Loewe to board
    Plano, Tx., USA | Friday May 26, 2017 7:39AM ET
     
    Nancy LoeweCinemark Holdings, a motion picture exhibitor, announced that Nancy Loewe has been elected to the board of directors.
  • Wingstop CFO Michael F. Mravle to resign
    Dallas, Tx., USA | Friday May 26, 2017 7:21AM ET
     
    WingstopWingstop, a restaurant chain, disclosed that Michael F. Mravle informed the company of his intention to resign his position as chief financial officer, effective June 23, 2017.

 

 

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EARNINGS

Tuniu Corporation Q1 net loss narrows on revenue strength
Saturday May 27, 2017 5:04AM ET
Tuniu CorporationTuniu Corporation, a China-based online leisure travel company, reported that its first-half net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders was 288.2 million yuan or $41.9 million, narrower than last year's loss of 535.8 million yuan.

  • Big Lots Q1 profit increases, comparable sales down 0.9%
  • Dollar Tree Q1 net sales increased 4%
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    Design

    Bathrooms   Small or big, it may look beautiful

    Modern bathrooms with a twist for every taste

    Saturday May 27, 2017 3:22PM ET
    BathroomBathrooms can be tricky to layout, especially when your bathroom is small. It takes a little bit planning and thinking what you actually need in it. However, it can always be nice and warm, no matter how small or big it is.
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    Health

    Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection
    Saturday May 27, 2017 8:53AM ET
    BioelectricityNew method   E. coli infection and injury
    Changing the natural electrical signaling that exists in cells outside the nervous system can improve resistance to life-threatening bacterial infections, according to new research from Tufts University biologists.

    Sea, Land, Air

    New BMW M240i M Performance Edition for customization fans
    Thursday May 25, 2017 10:00AM ET
    BMW M240i M PerformanceFrom Germany   A special series
    With M Performance Parts, BMW offers sports-oriented customers the opportunity to customize their cars according to their preferences.

    Meantime

    Oldest skeletal remains in Japan: 27,000 years old
    Saturday May 27, 2017 8:25AM ET
    Japan 27,000 yearsAsia   More than 1,000 human bone shards
    Skeletal remains of an individual who lived in the Old Stone Age are 27,000 years old, making them the nation’s oldest ever found in Japan, archaeologists said May 19.

    Travel

    Expedia.com broadens deals for members to save on 1,600 destinations
    Friday May 26, 2017 8:00AM ET
    ExpediaTravel   Member Pricing on Things to Do
    Expedia.com announced the ability for travelers to access additional savings with Member Pricing on Things to Do.

    Gadgets

    Microsoft Surface Pro, the most versatile laptop
    Friday May 26, 2017 9:44AM ET
    Microsoft Surface ProComputer   Almost 14 hours from a full charge
    Microsoft Surface Pro delivers even more speed and performance thanks to a powerful Intel Core processor with up to 50% more battery life1 than Surface Pro 4 and 2.5x more performance than Surface Pro 3.
     

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