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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...
  • Finding equality in a Jerusalem bomb shelter

    NEW YORK (JTA) — When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones' tortured 1969 track "Gimme Shelter" popped into my head, oddly enough. That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a...
  • Course Source: Lake Chabot, Le Chateau Montebello

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Course Source: Lake Chabot, Le Chateau Montebello IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland, Calif. THE LAYOUT: Lake Chabot reopened in April 2007 after completion of a much-needed...
  • A tale of two carbon taxes

    Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
  • Coca-Cola sales miss estimates on flat North America growth

    (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co is still grappling with a problem even as sales of traditional Coke rise in North America: U.S. consumers are drinking less diet soda. The world's largest soda maker said on Tuesday that global sales volume rose 3 percent in its...
  • 'Best' airlines? Really?

    'Best' airlines? Really?
    To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...
  • Halliburton signals North America demand recovery after two years

    (Reuters) - Halliburton Co , North America's top oilfield services provider, said it would add fracking equipment and crew to take advantage of higher demand in the region, signaling an industry-wide recovery after a two-year slump. Shares of the world's...
  • Mission to Israel accomplished

    A group of Jewish leaders from Miami recently visited Israel during the current crisis and experienced the tense situation firsthand. The local travelers were among more than two dozen American Jewish communal leaders who recently toured communities in...
  • Electrolux's North American profits rise despite sluggish sales elsewhere

    Profits for Swedish appliance maker Electrolux are continuing to rise in North America, even as sluggish sales and low demand elsewhere led to an overall net loss in the company's second quarter. The company, which moved its North American headquarters...
  • Beam Suntory picks Campbell exec to lead North America business

    Beam Suntory picks Campbell exec to lead North America business
    Jim Beam maker Beam Suntory Inc. said on Tuesday that food industry executive Tim Hassett is set to become the president of its North America business at the end of the month. Hassett, 50, spent the last decade at Campbell Soup Co., most recently as...
  • BMW is latest luxury automaker to announce Mexico factory

    MEXICO CITY Most Mexican-built autos that U.S. consumers see in showrooms are compact cars like the Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sentra and Honda Fit. But soon premium automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan on rolling luxury vehicles off assembly...
  • The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'

    The mysterious 'train song' from the Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night'
    There’s growing debate in Beatles fan circles over whether an untitled, unidentified recording that’s been available for half a century is or isn’t the work of the Fab Four themselves. The track in question, featured prominently in the...