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Saudi's Jarir to double stores over five years

Saudi Arabian retailer Jarir Marketing Co plans to invest 1.1 billion riyals ($293 million) over the next five years to roughly double the number of its stores in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, its chairman said.

Can an oil and gas superpower lead on climate change?

A day before President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations to declare the nation is "stepping up to the plate” to tackle climate change, nearly 400,000 protesters jammed New York City streets in a climate change march. Many held signs calling for an end to fracking.

No silver bullet to tackle building emissions: CBRE

Tackling carbon emissions in U.S. commercial buildings will require a range of everyday measures, not technology, as a solution, said an executive at CBRE , the world's largest commercial real estate services company.

For tech firms, the cloud makes carbon curbs compulsory

As mobile devices proliferate and big business turns to cloud computing to cut costs and improve efficiency, technology companies are facing a double challenge: powering energy-hungry data centers to expand the cloud while keeping carbon emissions from skyrocketing.

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UK public borrowing overtakes financial crisis peak

British public borrowing surged again in August to a new record high, driven by huge outlays to combat the coronavirus pandemic, with the budget deficit so far this tax year overtaking its full-year peak during the global financial crisis.