The Florida Legislature put its stamp on a plan to legalize daily fantasy sports games Wednesday as two key committees approved a plan to impose regulations on the sport that mirrors the way the state regulates arcade games.
Non-OPEC Russia said that this week it could cooperate with OPEC on production curbs, something it had been refusing to do for 15 years since the ill-fated agreement with OPEC in 2001.
BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) – The U.S. Pacific Commander Harry Harris’ remarks on the South China Sea lack historical common sense as China’s sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea and their adjacent waters have adequate historical and legal basis, a defense ministry spokesperson said Thursday in Beijing.
The dollar had plummeted in the past two sessions on the view that weak domestic economic data and worries over the global economy could prevent the Fed from hiking rates this year. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares outperformed its counterparts, trading 0.8 percent higher at 5,882.
The Bank of Japan stunned markets Friday, when in a 5-4 vote, the Bank of Japan’s board imposed a 0.1% fee on deposits left with the Bank of Japan, effectively a negative interest rate.
South Korea won’t hesitate to shoot down a North Korean rocket or its debris if necessary, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, amid clear signs that the secretive neighbor’s rocket launch is imminent.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said criminal charges were filed against Sempra Energy unit SoCalGas for failing to immediately report the gas leak at its Aliso Canyon facility to the proper state authorities. Residents have complained of headaches, dizziness, nausea and skin rashes.
The company, which was spun out of BHP Billiton last May, said that as a result of its write-downs of forecast commodity demand and prices, it now expects to book pre-tax, non-cash charges of approximately $1.7bn in the half-year to December 2015.
The charges allege that the Southern California (SoCal) Gas Company violated health and safety laws by failing to report and contain leaking methane. The criminal complaint charges the gas company with one count of discharge of air contaminants and three counts of failing to report the release of a hazardous,