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Deadly 'megafires' the new normal in California

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(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey Read More

Teams 'look for skulls' in ashes of California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday for more human remains left from a blaze that killed at least 42 people in California’s deadliest wildfire disaster. The intensified effort to locate victims came on the sixth day Read More

Nike hires former Coca-Cola executive as Jordan Brand president

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Nike (NKE) is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Reuters) – Nike Inc (NKE.N) on Tuesday named former Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) executive Craig Williams as president of its sports shoes unit Jordan Brand. Williams, who will take charge on Jan. 14, most recently headed Read More

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices

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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) picked America’s financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Tuesday, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. The world’s largest online retailer plans to spend Read More

Sitting in the embers, Californians wonder: can Paradise be rebuilt?

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Lovingly placed statues of a family of deer still mark the entrance to Mare Reasons’ house in Paradise, California, but her woodland home was so thoroughly devoured in the state’s deadliest wildfire that only an iron bed and an antique stove remain intact above the rubble. FILE PHOTO: Ken’s Automotive Service Read More

Starbucks to lay off 350 global corporate employees

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A Starbucks sign is show on one of the companies stores in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 19,2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) is laying off about 350 global corporate employees, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson said on Tuesday in a memo to employees, seen by Reuters. The elimination of the non-store employees Read More

'Megafire' that torched town now common in California

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(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and killed at least 42 people. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey fire in Malibu, Read More

Deadly California wildfire grows as teams sift through ashes for remains

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres. Teams of workers wielding chainsaws cleared downed power lines and other obstacles from the Read More

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for $5 billion new headquarters

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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) picked America’s financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C. The world’s largest online retailer plans to spend $5 billion on the two new developments Read More

Zotye, Ford's China partner, set to sell SUVs in U.S. in 2020

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FILE PHOTO – An employee pushes a car along a Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd assembly line in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, April 3, 2013. REUTERS/Lang Lang (Reuters) – Zotye Automobile (000980.SZ), a Ford Motor Co (F.N) partner in China, said on Tuesday it planned to begin selling SUVs in the United States in 2020. Ford is Read More