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Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances

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OSLO/LONDON Norwegian Air , the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, faces mounting pressure to control costs and shore up its balance sheet to weather fierce competition.

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Herded into default, then hounded to repay student loans 25 Jul 2017

PHILADELPHIA Lakisha Johnson figured all she needed was her 2016 tax refund to get her and her daughter out of a homeless shelter and back into a place of their own. | Video

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Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry 25 Jul 2017

LOS ANGELES U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars. | Video

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European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem 24 Jul 2017

LONDON Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.

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Direct lending funds' fading all-weather appeal 24 Jul 2017

NEW YORK Miami-area money manager Bob Press appears to offer the ultimate all-weather investment: a "direct lending" hedge fund that does not require a long-term commitment and has produced nearly 90 straight months of positive returns not correlated to other markets. | Video

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Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival 20 Jul 2017

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

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Special Report - Philip Morris takes aim at young people in India, and health officials are fuming 18 Jul 2017

By Aditya Kalra, Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter and Duff Wilson

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More hospital closings in rural America add risk for pregnant women 18 Jul 2017

Bay Minette, Alabama Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practise physician, was trained to avoid Caesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. | Video

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Special Report - Inside Philip Morris' campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty 13 Jul 2017

By Aditya Kalra, Paritosh Bansal, Duff Wilson and Tom Lasseter

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Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation 13 Jul 2017

SUPERIOR, Arizona Rio Tinto's proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would tunnel 7,000 feet underground, where rocks radiate heat from the earth’s molten core. It would suck up enough water to supply a city and leave a crater a mile and a half wide and 1,000 feet deep. | Video