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Seattle firm warned BP about problems with Alaska oil pipelines

SEATTLE (AP): An engineering firm raised a red flag more than four years ago about BP's monitoring of its Alaska oil pipelines, documents show.


Oil field shutdown demonstrates Alaska's dependence on oil industry

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - While there are plenty of scenic vistas for tourists to enjoy, for better or worse Alaska's economy gets considerable power from the oil industry. London-based BP PLC's decision last week to shut down part of the nation's largest oil field shows just how dependent the state has grown on oil, and how much it has to lose if the industry slips up.


US trade deficit narrows slightly as exports hit record

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's trade deficit showed a slight improvement as strong global growth pushed U.S. exports to a record level. That helped offset a surge in Chinese imports and record crude oil prices.


Minority shareholders await bumper dividend

The proposed disposal of Lion Forest Industries Bhd's (LionFIB)'s forest assets is expected to result in a significant payoff for its shareholders in the form of capital repayment or special dividends. This is widely anticipated by its minority shareholders.


Johor orders two sanitary landfills closed

The state government has announced that two landfills where signs of contamination from seepage and spillage have been found would be closed as soon as possible


RM42mil to overhaul Penang Hill train system

THE Tourism Ministry has approved a grant of RM42mil to overhaul the entire Penang Hill funicular train system under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.


Residents fuming over factory emissions

USJ 20 residents want the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to shutdown a factory near the housing area that has been emitting gases for years.


Massive immigration protests hit U.S.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - From the streets of New York to the lettuce fields of California, hundreds of thousands of immigrants left their jobs, shunned business as usual and marched in a powerful bid to legitimize millions of workers now in the United States illegally.


New York protesters seek Guantanamo base shutdown

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Protesters seeking a shutdown of the Guantanamo Bay U.S. prison camp marched to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on Monday and held an interfaith service in its entryway after building owners asked New York police not to arrest them.


U.S. immigrants mount boycott, rallies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A one-day nationwide strike and business boycott gathered steam on Monday to demand legal rights for millions of illegal immigrants, with many U.S. businesses shutting down voluntarily to avoid disruption.