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  • May 25- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A deal would create a major rival to Comcast Corp, the biggest operator in the U.S. cable and broadband market, and marks a...

  • OTTAWA, May 25- North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies. The agreement comes even as Canada's right-leaning Conservative government and the Obama administration clash over the lengthy and ongoing U.S....

  • May 26- Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Other security researchers say Roberts- who was quoted by the FBI as saying he once caused "a sideways movement of the plane during a flight"- has helped draw...

  • Air threats lead to four plane searches Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:15 PM ET
    Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport in New York October 11, 2014.

    Authorities say U.S. military jets have escorted an Air France airliner to Kennedy Airport after a threat was made against the flight.

  • BOGOTA, May 25- Bancolombia, Colombia's largest bank by assets, is ready to finance up to $5 billion in infrastructure projects in the Andean country, bank president Carlos Raul Yepes said on Monday. Colombia's government is moving forward with an $18 billion plan to modernize the country's inefficient highway system, a bottleneck which slows exports and...

  • Air France flight 22, traveling from Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed safely in New York, officials said. The anonymous threat came in a telephone call to a Maryland State Police barracks on Monday morning, and the caller made a bomb threat involving commercial aviation, Maryland State Police said. The plane was cleared in New York with no incidents or hazards...

  • TORONTO, May 25- Canadian e-commerce start-up Shoes.com Technologies plans to go public this fall following a private funding round that tapped high-net-worth individuals and private institutional capital, Chairman Roger Hardy said on Monday. The company raised C $45 million earlier this month, valuing it at C $320 million. The e-commerce industry,...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat— and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood. In an era when many...

  • May 25- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, according to the sources, and comes just one month after...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. Flight 22 from Charles de Gaulle Airport landed safely in New York, an airport official said. Air Force F-15 fighters were launched as precautionary measure to monitor the flight as it returned to New York, said Navy Lieutenant Commander Richlyn Ivey, a spokeswoman for U.S.

  • GOLETA, Calif.— Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario. Plains All American is still cleaning up the spill along the Santa Barbara County coastline and recovering oil from the pipeline so the calculations aren't final. The Coast Guard said Monday that the spill has killed...

  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is nearing a $55 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc, combining the third- and second-largest U.S. cable operators, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal, which values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, comes just one month after Comcast Corp dropped its $45.2 billion merger...

  • In one instance Monday morning, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France flight into New York City after someone claimed a chemical weapon was aboard the aircraft, the FBI said. "Out of an abundance of caution, Air France flight number 22 was escorted to John F. Kennedy airport by U.S. Air Force fighter jets following a phone threat," the FBI said in a statement.

  • May 25- Charter Communications Inc is near an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc for $195 per share in cash and stock, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Time Warner Cable declined to comment, while Charter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Time Warner Cable shares closed Friday at $171.18.

  • Disney's expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates on Monday. Disney put their full weight behind the Brad Bird- directed film with an ambitious George Clooney- led promotional campaign. Rentrak's Senior Media...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by U.S. fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, according to WABC television. Citing an unnamed senior U.S. official, ABC News said the Maryland State Police Fusion Center, which handles intelligence gathering,...

  • Rhode Island last year began allowing workers to take up to four weeks of paid leave. "It was just such a stress reliever, knowing there was going to be money to help us pay the bills," said Quirk, who gushed about the program to Obama when he visited Rhode Island in October. About 5,000 people have taken paid family leave in Rhode Island so far.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers are reigniting a debate about self-service gas just in time for drivers to fuel up as they return from their Memorial Day weekends. New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states in the country that ban drivers from pumping their own gas and instead require station attendants to do it. Republican Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, GOP...

  • *Weakened AKP under attack over economy. ISTANBUL, May 25- Murat Dalga stands in a shop filled with everything but customers and swears he won't be voting for Turkey's ruling AK Party this time around. That has given the opposition a new line of attack and highlights the difficulties a weakened AKP will face after the June 7 polls, when it will need to bring in overdue...

  • ORANGE BEACH, Ala.— With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region. Questions remain about the long-term environmental impacts of the BP...