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North America

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Top North America Articles

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  • Officials urge taking precautions against return of West Nile virus

    While SARS dominated public attention during the past weeks, the discovery in March of a dead blue jay and two dead sparrows in Louisiana signaled the reawakening of another looming public health threat - West Nile virus. The mosquito-borne illness swept...
  • LinuxCon looks to the cloud--and a retail desktop version?

    LinuxCon looks to the cloud--and a retail desktop version?
    It’s 2014—you’d think people would have a better way of remembering their passwords than sticking a Post-it note to their computer monitors. But that’s exactly the problem with many companies’ password rotation policies,...
  • Rising North American plane demand boosts leasing market: BOC Aviation

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A pick-up in North America's aviation market is providing a boost for the leasing industry as demand from Southeast Asian airlines starts to slow, according to the head of BOC Aviation, Asia's second-biggest aircraft lessor. "Now,...
  • How to talk to children about the Gaza war

    NEW YORK (JTA) — With the new school year nearly upon us, Jewish educational leaders are scrambling to prepare their teachers to discuss this summer's Gaza War. The most pressing challenge is to design age-appropriate conversations: At which grade...
  • Staples warns of weak sales on low demand for core office supplies

    Staples warns of weak sales on low demand for core office supplies
    (Reuters) - Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink, toner and paper in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains. Shares...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
  • 46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags

     
    Filed under: SUV, Recalls, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road Land Rover is recalling over 40,000 of its smaller SUVs over an airbag issue. In the affected vehicles, the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a problem with the restraint control...
  • American dream thriving in boomtown -- Williston, N.D.

    This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended. For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
  • Electrolux, others in talks to buy GE's appliances business

    STOCKHOLM/NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number two home appliances maker Electrolux said it was in talks to buy General Electric's household appliances business, seeking to increase its foothold in North America which is growing faster than its other main...
  • Bentley reserves 99 Continental GT3-Rs for North America at $337k apiece

     
    Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Bentley Whether they're powered by V8 or W12 engines, the Bentley Continental GT just keeps getting faster and faster. The new Continental GT Speed, for example, is the fastest road-going Bentley ever made,...
  • Kristen Stewart, Adam Sandler, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies Headed to Toronto Film Fest

    By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight films featuring Kristen Stewart as an actress' personal assistant, Dustin Hoffman as a choir teacher, John Travolta as an art forger, Adam Sandler as...
  • Rising sales, new models test ties between automakers and suppliers

    An unprecedented number of new vehicle launches this year has forced Ford and its supply base to cooperate more closely to get quality right from the start, said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford global head of purchasing. Ford has 23 products coming to market...