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US cities shut down

Cities from Boston to New York and Philadelphia are shutting down against a monster storm that could be the one of the biggest blizzards in the region's history.



IBM denies reports of mass layoff

Calling it "baseless," IBM has dismissed a report that said the technology giant plans to lay off 1 in 4 of its workers, or 100,000 people.

Wool price hits 3-year high

New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a three-year high last week on increased demand for the fibre from clothing manufacturers in China. The price for lamb wool jumped…

Sky TV shares downgraded

Morningstar financial analysts have downgraded Sky TV shares from accumulate to hold as competition heats up for internet TV. Sky has indicated it will launch its subscription-video-on-demand…


What comes after Ebola?

Schools are reopening, but in three Ebola-ravaged African countries, children have had their innocence stolen by a virus.


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Tennis: Sharapova cruises into semis

Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her. Sharapova made all the big points…

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