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Trump calls New Zealand to express quake sorrow

A landslide covers a section of state highway 1 near Kaikoura, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, after a powerful quake. Dust created by a strong aftershock hangs above the Clarence River which was blocked following an quake north of Kaikoura, New Zealand, Monday, Nov.


As fires torch South, burn bans enacted, arson investigated

As fires torch South, burn bans enacted, arson investigated

Although no homes or businesses have been destroyed by the Party Rock fire, those who live nearby are concerned. "We move our pieces around the board as the threat shifts". The dozer containment line installed on the easternmost side was used to support burnout operations that occurred overnight. Please see our terms of service for more information.


Average US 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.94 percent

Average US 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.94 percent

Although mortgage rates are still fairly cheap, they are now back to where they were a year ago. Adding to the expectations of higher interest rates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sketched a picture Thursday of an improving US economy and said the case for an increase in rates has strengthened.


Asian markets mixed as US rally fades, dollar retreats

Asian markets mixed as US rally fades, dollar retreats

Etsuko Yamashita, chief economist at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp in NY, told Bloomberg News: "The dollar is rallying ahead on expectations for a quicker pace of rate increases next year, putting the 110 yen level by year-end possibly in sight".


First Solar to cut 1600 jobs to produce newer solar modules

First Solar to cut 1600 jobs to produce newer solar modules

The Company designs manufactures and sells photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and also develops designs constructs and sells PV solar power solutions. In this series, we'll discuss the company's Series 6 product roadmap as well as its fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017 guidance.



Rahul to play second Test, confirms Kohli

England captain Alastair Cook reveals that Chris Woakes could be rested for the second Test against India. The Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) has promised a "neutral pitch" for Visakhapatnam's Test debut a day after K Sriram, the BCCI curator who has been overseeing the pitch preparation at the venue , was quoted by PTI as saying it would turn from lunch on the second day.