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Singapore Smog Is Worst In 16 Years


Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work Tuesday after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia caused air pollution to briefly hit its worst level in nearly 16 years.

Immortality Can Become A Reality: Google Engineer

Immortality may not be a reality yet, but rapidly evolving technology is making it more realistic, said Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google, at the Global Future 2045 World Congress hosted at the Alice Tully Hall, in Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

BNP Beefs Up U.S. Investment Bank, Goldman Fallout

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BNP Paribas plans to expand its corporate-finance activities in the U.S. as it aims to secure better access to North American investors and strives to offset weak activity in core European markets, people familiar with the matter said.