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Marian Hossa hurt in World Cup exhibition
Training camp is still two weeks away for the Blackhawks, but they may be looking at their first injury of the season. Winger Marian Hossa was hurt in an World Cup exhibition game in Quebec City on Thursday night, according to multiple reports. According to the Journal de Montreal, Hossa, who was...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Blackhawks Montreal Detroit Red Wings English-language films North America 1992–93 NHL season Ice hockey United States
Court upholds California energy crisis manipulation findings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld an energy commission's finding that power companies manipulated prices during California's energy crisis more than a decade ago. The ruling Thursday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could add more than $200 million to the billions that California ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Appeal Oregon United States courts of appeals Appellate court California North America Supreme Court of the United States
Abdelkader, Larkin set for World Cup exhibitions
Let’s take a moment to shy away from the start of the NFL and college football season to think about the World Cup of Hockey.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Europe North America Detroit Red Wings Ice hockey Pavel Datsyuk Russia Canada
Abdelkader, Larkin to face Canada in World Cup exhibition
Let’s take a moment to shy away from the start of the NFL and college football season to think about the World Cup of Hockey.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Europe North America Detroit Red Wings Ice hockey Pavel Datsyuk Russia Canada
Obama dodges Dakota pipeline question, fails to back Native American protesters
President Barack Obama failed to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, claiming he wasn’t up to speed on the details when asked about the controversial project Wednesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
8835 points by Russia Today | United States Native Americans in the United States North America Natural gas Texas Indigenous peoples of the Americas Luang Prabang Futures contract
Rig counts up, but still lower than last year
Daniel J. GraeberHOUSTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Exploration and production activity in North America is on the rise, but still far below the levels seen last year, data from Baker Hughes show.
10 points by UPI | United States United Press International International News Service News World Communications North America William Randolph Hearst Benchmark Petroleum
Altidore scores twice, US advances with 4-0 win over T&T
Jozy leads U.S.Jozy Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span, Sacha Kljestan and Paul Arriola had goals and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Tuesday night to reach the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.The Americans finished atop Group C of the semifinal round in...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Caribbean United States United States men's national soccer team North America Christopher Columbus Mexico Americas Latin America
Drug Traffickers Target Argentina
Smugglers of cocaine and other drugs have begun flying their products south into Argentina from Bolivia, outmaneuvering authorities and turning this largely peaceful country into an international narcotics hub.
59 points by The Wall Street Journal | Nicaragua North America France South America Central America Caribbean Paris Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Shout! Factory Calls up ‘Kirikori’ Animated Pair
North American online video platform, Shout! Factory has acquired rights to new animated feature “Kikoriki: Legend of The Golden Dragon” and its predecessor 2011 animated feature “Kikoriki: Team Invincible.” Both pictures are produced by Russia’s Riki Group and directed by Dennis Chernov. For the new film Shout! Factory has theatrical, video-on-demand, digital, broadcast and home entertainment rights... Read more »
15 points by Variety | Film Entertainment Storytelling Animation North America Persistence of vision Zoetrope Animator
Trump issues pipeline permit to TransCanada
The company will abandon its bankruptcy claim through NAFTA.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | North American Free Trade Agreement United States President of the United States North America Alberta 2016 Prime minister 2015
Nations to Challenge Venezuela's Authoritarian Regime
The U.S., Canada and Latin America’s leading nations have agreed to challenge Venezuela’s authoritarian regime.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Spanish language Latin America Political philosophy Sovereign state Nationalism North America
Ford warns first quarter profits will drop 50%
CFO Bob Shanks blamed the slump on slower sales of cars, higher commodity costs and higher engineering costs.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Ford Motor Company North America Ford Mondeo Profit Donald Trump
Ford expects a $9B profit in 2017
The company in a regulatory filing with the SEC noted profits will be lower than 2016        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company North America United Auto Workers General Motors Henry Ford U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Dearborn Michigan Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall'
The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to prove that the world's no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. Though it ran...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Film North America 20th Century Fox Great Wall of China Warner Bros. History of China Movie theater Zhang Yimou
China Box Office: ‘xXx’ Holds Off Newcomers ‘Sing’ and ‘La La Land’
“xXx: Revenge of Xander Cage” held off new releases “Sing” and “La La Land” to win its second successive weekend at the Chinese box office. Starring Vin Diesel and giving prominence to Donnie Yen in local marketing, the film clocked up $26.6 million in mainland Chinese theaters according to data from Ent Group. After 10... Read more »
225 points by Variety | Vin Diesel China XXx Saturday Sunday North America Overseas Chinese XXx: State of the Union
'LEGO Batman' tops the North American box office for second weekend
Karen ButlerFeb. 19 (UPI) -- "The LEGO Batman Movie" is the No. 1 film in North America for a second weekend, earning $34.2 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com said.
1 points by UPI | United Press International North America United States
Dingell offers NAFTA replacement ‘blueprint’ for Trump
Rep. Dingell says principles in resolution would ‘level the playing field for the American worker’        
-2 points by The Detroit News | International trade United States North American Free Trade Agreement North America Canada Mexico California Trade
Roman Polanski’s Thriller ‘Based on a True Story’ Sells to Sony Classics
North American rights to Roman Polanski’s thriller “Based on a True Story” have been sold to Sony Pictures Classics. The French-language thriller will be distributed by Sony Classics in partnership with RatPac Entertainment. It’s the second deal for Sony Classics on a Polanski project following 2011’s “Carnage.” “Based on a True Story” stars Emmanuelle Seigner as... Read more »
224 points by Variety | North America Sony Pictures Entertainment Emmanuelle Seigner Roman Polanski Sony Pictures Classics The Tenant The Ninth Gate
Trump Plans 'Tweaking' of Canada Trade Pact
President Donald Trump said he seeks only modest changes in the U.S. trade relationship with Canada after talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
1292 points by The Wall Street Journal | Canada North American Free Trade Agreement Pierre Trudeau English language North America United States British Empire Quebec
20,000 in Mexico City protest Donald Trump's border policies
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 13 (UPI) -- Mexico said about 20,000 people in Mexico City protested against U.S. President Trump, while some also demonstrated against their own President Peña Nieto.
24 points by UPI | United States North American Free Trade Agreement Mexico Mexican–American War Mexico City President of the United States North America Americas
Trump-Trudeau Meeting Will Preview Trade, Border Issues
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau will visit President Trump in Washington on Monday seeking common ground despite some policy differences.
152 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States Canada North American Free Trade Agreement North America Mexico Americas Maize English language
Berlinale: Lionsgate’s Grindstone Takes North America on ‘El Americano’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Demonstrating the attractiveness of Latino animation for big movie distributors, Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired all North American rights to the Edward James Olmos executive-produced toon feature “El Americano, the Movie 3D.” Sold by FilmSharks Intl. and written by Richard Pursel (“Sponge Bob,” “Ren & Stimpy”) and veteran animator Phil Roman, it is voiced... Read more »
657 points by Variety | United States Americas North America Mexico Spanish language Latin America Edward James Olmos American television actors
Berlinale: Well Go USA Takes North American Rights to Russian Epic ‘Furious’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Well Go USA has acquired North American rights to the Russian historical action epic “Furious,” which is being sold in Berlin by Central Partnership. The film is set in the 13th century when Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. The film, directed by Ivan Shurhoveckiy, will be... Read more »
424 points by Variety | North America Mongol Empire United States Genghis Khan Americas Canada German language Latin America
Berlinale: Generation Title Picked up by Swen Group
Multinational media conglomerate Swen Group has picked up rights to “Stonehead,” the Chinese youth film which plays this week in the Berlin Film Festival’s Generation section. The group has acquired global rights outside China and will self-release the picture in North America, the U.K., and Hong Kong. The directorial debut of Zhao Xiang, the film... Read more »
-2 points by Variety | São Paulo Film China Qing Dynasty North America United States Chinese language Film director
Snapchat turns into a broadcast platform in the developing world, and that's bad for business
Snap Inc.'s IPO filing: Company doesn't need shareholders' advice on executive pay Feb. 9, 2017, 11:01 a.m. Snapchat app maker Snap Inc. filed papers Feb. 2 to move forward with what's expected to be the biggest initial public offering ever for a Los Angeles company. It filed updated documents...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | North America Developing country Initial public offering U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission United States Developed country Google Europe
Great Wolf confirms water park purchase near Mall of America
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Resorts Inc. confirms that it has bought a water park and adjoining hotel near the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Madison indoor water park company said Tuesday it will convert the Water Park of America and the Radisson Hotel Bloomington into ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Madison Wisconsin United States Wisconsin North America Shopping mall Washington D.C. University of Wisconsin–Madison English-language films
Panamanian officials conduct raids in Columbia grad's death probe
Investigators staged a series of raids as the probed the death of a Columbia University alum.
133 points by Daily News | Trail TRAIL Long-distance trail Hiking North America Trails Death Backpacking
'We are all Americans,' says Corona ad, meaning not just folks in those 50 states
"Let's Make America Great Again." The words appear on the screen with the faint sounds of a crowd shouting, "Build a wall," in the background. It's a slogan and a chant that have become so familiar and synonymous with the nation's president that it is hardly surprising to see them on a television...
16 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Grupo Modelo Mexico Beer in Mexico Latin America Diego Luna North America Americas
GM posted $9.4B net profit in 2016, but encore may be tough
DETROIT — At an investors' conference during Detroit's auto show in January, confident General Motors executives told investors to expect improved pretax profits for 2016 and 2017, thanks to strong sales in key markets and cost cuts.On Tuesday, the company partly delivered, reporting a 16 percent increase in last year's pretax income. An encore could be a lot harder.
-2 points by Boston Herald | General Motors Earnings before interest and taxes Generally Accepted Accounting Principles United States Earnings before interest taxes depreciation and amortization North America Automobile Net profit
North American rebound pulls oil prices lower
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 7 (UPI) -- The continued rise in energy sector activity in North America pushed crude oil prices toward their second straight day of losses early Tuesday.
-2 points by UPI | Petroleum Benchmark Peak oil Brent Crude North America United States Light crude oil Dubai Crude
GM hourly workers will get bonus checks of up to $12,000
The bonuses are based on GM's profit in the North American market, which is booming.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | North America United States General Motors Revenue Americas Americas Sport utility vehicle Europe
Best travel loyalty program deals for February 2017
These promotions can help you keep the mileage bank well-stocked and pile on the perks for your next trip.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | American Express New York City Airline Credit cards Oneworld Stay American Airlines North America
GM's hourly workers to get bonus checks up to $12,000
The bonuses are based on GM's profit in the North American market, which is booming.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | United States North America General Motors Revenue Americas Americas Sport utility vehicle Truck
General Motors has 'great year'
The company posted pre-tax earnings of nearly $13 billion, auto workers will receive $12k in profit sharing        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company North America Chrysler Revenue United Auto Workers European Union Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GM earns $9.43 billion in 2016; UAW workers get record profit sharing
GM said it earned $9.4 billion in profit 2016 and UAW workers will get record profit sharing of up to $12,000        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors North America United States Profit Revenue Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Income Net income
Missing Columbia graduate found dead on hiking trail in Panama
The 23-year-old's Facebook profile is filled with photos from her various travels across Latin American and Asia.
453 points by Daily News | United States North America Facebook Columbia University Sibling 2015 Social media 2016
Lady Gaga announces world tour after Super Bowl performance
The 48-date tour includes stops in North America, Europe and Brazil.
93 points by New York Post | Wrigley Field Fenway Park United States Major League Baseball North America Chicago White Sox New England Patriots Yankee Stadium
Lady Gaga announces world concert tour to support 'Joanne'
Karen ButlerFeb. 6 (UPI) -- Music superstar and Super Bowl Haftime Show headliner Lady Gaga has announced she is planning a world concert tour to support her latest album "Joanne."
4 points by UPI | United Press International Rock in Rio North America United States
M Night Shyamalan Tweets ‘Split’ Sequel
Currently riding high on three successive weeks at the top of the North American box office, director M Night Shyamalan says he is working on a follow up to “Split.” “I have an 11-page outline for my next film in my bag. I can’t tell you what it is, but If you’ve seen #split..” he said... Read more »
704 points by Variety | M. Night Shyamalan Unbreakable Bruce Willis Film director Blinding Edge Pictures The Sixth Sense North America Lady in the Water
Mexican theater chain weighs dropping US as popcorn vendor

32 points by New York Post | Mexico United States Maize United States dollar Argentina North American Free Trade Agreement North America Mexico City
Mexico exports no longer just avocados, tequila
If the United States imposes a border tax on Mexican imports, it’s not just tequila, beer and avocados that would jump in price.Mexico is the world’s leading exporter of refrigerators and flat-screen TVs. Cars and trucks such as the Ram 1500 crew cab, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Trax fill U.S. dealer...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Mexico North American Free Trade Agreement International trade United States Export Tomato Americas North America
End in sight for the western US drought
Pacific storms have brought much needed rain and snow to parched western states
55 points by Al Jazeera English | California United States North America Oregon Pacific Ocean San Francisco Alaska South America
In Colorado, summer to winter in one day
After the lingering summer, winter weather arrives and will spread across North America.
94 points by Al Jazeera English | North America Canada Temperature Warm front North Provinces and territories of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Thermodynamics
Amazon plans new North Las Vegas fulfillment center with estimated 1K jobs
Amazon expects to begin operations by the summer of 2017 out of an 813,120 square-foot fulfillment center that is currently under construction off of North Lamb Boulevard just north of Interstate 15 in North Las Vegas.
6467 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Employment Las Vegas metropolitan area Nevada Clark County Nevada North America Las Vegas Nevada North Las Vegas Nevada Jessica Alba
Mexico Seen Lifting Rates Amid Peso's Fall, Trump's Rise
A weaker peso and uncertainty over the future of Mexico’s relationship with the U.S. are driving expectations that Mexico’s central bank will raise interest rates on Thursday.
-2 points by The Wall Street Journal | United States North American Free Trade Agreement North America International trade Mexico Central bank Mexican–American War Americas
Huge, uncut Foxfire diamond goes on display at Smithsonian
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the biggest diamonds ever found is on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The Foxfire diamond is the largest uncut, gem-quality diamond ever mined in North America. It weighs 187 carats, or 1.3 ounces. The Foxfire diamond was found just last year ...
4 points by The Washington Times | National Museum of Natural History Museum Diamond Washington D.C. United States Northwest Territories North America English-language films
Elderly woman with mental disability missing from Rogers Park
Chicago Police are searching for a 79-year-old woman with a mental disability and heart disorder who went missing Wednesday from the Far North Side Ro
31 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Mental disorder Eye color North America Police Evanston Illinois Red Line Missing white woman syndrome White people
Jeep reveals Compass designed for global appeal
The less-boxy design is expected to give Jeep a fresh-looking compact SUV to compete in the compact SUV segment.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Jeep Four-wheel drive Crossover North American International Auto Show Jeep Grand Cherokee North America Jeep Patriot Sport utility vehicle
Israeli defense firm plans expansion of Howard County office
The U.S. affiliate of an Israeli defense company, wooed to Maryland in 2012, is moving to bigger offices next month and plans hire 50 more people in the next few years. The announcement of the ELTA North America expansion was made as part of the state's trade mission to Israel, where Gov. Larry...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | United States North America Israel Defense Forces Maryland Developed country World War II Dr. Dre U.S. state
US toughens stance on Haitians seeking entry from Brazil
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that it was widening efforts to deport Haitians, a response to thousands of immigrants from the Caribbean nation who have overwhelmed California border crossings with Mexico in recent…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Caribbean United States Cuba Haiti Americas North America Spain Immigration to the United States