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Worker Safety Rules Are Among Those Under Fire in Trump Era

Worker Safety Rules Are Among Those Under Fire in Trump Era

June 29, 2017

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Even as the Labor Department awaits confirmation of a new secretary, officials say enforcement actions are moving forward against companies accused of violating workplace safety rules.

There is just one issue: The public isn’t likely to know much about them.…

Eastern European Countries Are Getting Very Good at Responding to Cyberattacks

Eastern European Countries Are Getting Very Good at Responding to Cyberattacks

June 29, 2017

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A girl runs past a closed branch of Oschadbank on June 27, 2017, in Kiev.

The same countries are regularly ranked as having the greatest offensive cyber capabilities—Russia, the United States, Israel, China. But when it comes to …

A Brief History of the Worst Winter Train Rides

A Brief History of the Worst Winter Train Rides

June 28, 2017

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On Monday afternoon, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that all aboveground subway service in New York City would be suspended as of 4 a.m. Tuesday, in advance of the approaching snowstorm.

That may be the smart call from a safety …

Iraq forces retake Mosul train station

Iraq forces retake Mosul train station

June 28, 2017

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(UPDATED) Iraqi forces have taken back a series of neighborhoods as well as sites including the city’s airport, the Mosul museum and the provincial government headquarters

RETAKING MOSUL. Smoke rises following an airstrike in western Mosul on March 6, 2017, …

India a land of opportunities: PM Narendra Modi tells Dutch CEOs

India a land of opportunities: PM Narendra Modi tells Dutch CEOs

June 28, 2017

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During his interaction with top Dutch CEOs, Modi said the reforms introduced by his government seek to enhance ease of doing business and bring standards at par with global standards. (PIB)

Describing the Netherlands as India’s “natural partner” in its …

Cubs manager Joe Maddon to visit White House on Wednesday

Cubs manager Joe Maddon to visit White House on Wednesday

June 28, 2017

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Joe Maddon won’t be wearing a suit, but the Chicago Cubs manager and several members of the traveling party will visit the White House in an informal gathering Wednesday.

Maddon wasn’t sure if President Trump would visit them.

"I don’t …

London copper marks time ahead of Fed outcome

London copper marks time ahead of Fed outcome

June 27, 2017

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he US Federal Reserve is expected to lift rates at a meeting later on Wednesday. Traders were sidelined ahead of the meeting which may cause volatility in the dollar. (Reuters)

London copper marked time on Wednesday ahead of the outcome …

Lap of luxury: Net-a-Porter opens new tech hub in London

Lap of luxury: Net-a-Porter opens new tech hub in London

June 27, 2017

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The owner of the Net-a-Porter luxury fashion website is to hire at least 100 more IT experts over the next two years as it shrugs off the impact of the Brexit vote to open a new tech hub in the …

Prince William’s Partying: A Break Before A Tough Trip To City Where Diana Died

Prince William’s Partying: A Break Before A Tough Trip To City Where Diana Died

June 27, 2017

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Prince William’s partying school days are over, but he still gets schooled by the press nearly every day. As E! News writes, whatever Prince William and Kate Middleton do, wherever they go, the couple is the cynosure of all eyes.…

Twisted tracks: watch metro maps transform to real-life geography

Twisted tracks: watch metro maps transform to real-life geography

June 27, 2017

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Public transit maps occupy a unique place in the mapping world, and must strike a careful balance between readability, detail and aesthetic design. To that end, they necessarily distort the city’s true geography and with it, our own mental conception …