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Free Wi-Fi, voice at NYC subway stations
New York City subway Wi-FiApril 25, 2013 ET
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced wireless voice and data on 30 additional subway stations, allowing New York City subway riders to make cell phone calls, send texts and e-mail and access Wi-Fi underground.
Car makers to limit electronics in cars
Car safetyApril 25, 2013 ET
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released guidelines that encourage automobile manufacturers to limit communications, entertainment and navigation devices in cars.
Big pharma don't like antibiotics
AntibioticsApril 25, 2013 ET
There is a shortage of drugs that can kill superbug bacteria: only four major pharmaceutical companies are still in the antibiotic business, down from 11 in 1998.
Iran built the largest coke production plant in Middle East
Iran Coke plantApril 25, 2013 ET
Iran is ready to start the production at the Middle East's largest coke production plant with an annual output capacity of 900,000 tons.
Norway gave green light for world's first ship tunnel
Stad Ship TunnelApril 25, 2013 ET
The Norwegian government gave a go to a plan to create the world's first ship tunnel: 45 meters high and 36 metres wide, the 1.7 kilometers long Stad Ship Tunnel will be able to accommodate 16,000 tonne freight and passenger ships.
Alcohol ads, sport events and billion-dollar loss
Sport alcohol adsApril 25, 2013 ET
Doctors in Ireland wants a ban on alcohol sponsorship of sporting events and other countries are on the way to ban that multi-billion business too.
Largest IT, telco companies are joining TM Forum
TM ForumApril 25, 2013 ET
TM Forum, the largest global trade association focused on digital technology, announced that its newly formed Open Digital Steering Group has now expanded to include 11 of the world's largest IT and communications companies.
As economy recovers, the richest get richer
WealthApril 24, 2013 ET
During the first two years of the U.S. economic recovery, the mean net worth of households in the upper 7% of the wealth distribution rose by 28%, while the households in the lower 93% dropped by 4%, according to a Pew Research Center.
Technology drives rare metals growth
Rare earth metalsApril 24, 2013 ET
Global demand for rare earth metals from China climbed in the first quarter: according to the General Administration of Customs rare earth went up 55% in March from February.
China has the world's largest company
Forbes Global 2000April 24, 2013 ET
Forbes Global 2000 are the biggest, most powerful listed companies in the world. This year, 63 countries have entries vs 51 in the inaugural list in 2004.
Bugs produce diesel on demand
Bacteria produce dieselApril 23, 2013 ET
It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter and Shell has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.
Ireland's budget deficit falling quickly
IrelandApril 23, 2013 ET
Ireland's budget deficit fell to 7.6% of gross domestic product last year. That's close to meeting the 2013 target a year ahead of schedule.

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