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Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:05:54 GMT2017-02-20T14:05:54Z

LONDON (AP) -- Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss....

Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:14:48 GMT2017-02-20T17:14:48Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations....

Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:42:52 GMT2017-02-20T09:42:52Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares in Unilever, the owner of brands like Hellman's, Lipton, and Knorr, are down sharply after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer....

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:19:48 GMT2017-02-20T18:19:48Z

BOSTON (AP) -- With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles....

Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:57:12 GMT2017-02-20T15:57:12Z

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor was launched in Uganda Monday amid concerns about the source of its minerals....

Eurozone, Greece reach deal on return of bailout inspectors

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:58:09 GMT2017-02-20T17:58:09Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and a potential exit from the euro....

Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:16:01 GMT2017-02-20T16:16:01Z

Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City....

Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:53:03 GMT2017-02-19T14:53:03Z

Hydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly....

World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holiday

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:19:41 GMT2017-02-20T17:19:41Z

HONG KONG (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose Monday, though Wall Street remained shut for a holiday, as investors awaited key reports this week, including economic data, corporate earnings and minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting....

CEFC China Energy wins 4 percent stake in UAE oil project

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:10:46 GMT2017-02-20T15:10:46Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has agreed to give CEFC China Energy a 4 percent stake in a major onshore oil project a day after awarding a minority stake to another Chinese company....