Loan recovery eludes India's banks A recovery in India's credit growth could elude the country's banks until early 2016, despite an economy that in the first three months of this year is expected to have outpaced China.
After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity LOS ANGELES- It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. "A year ago, I went to New York and tried to get a book publisher to take a meeting with me," said Graham, who represents Franta and other mega-popular YouTubers. Here we are a year later at Barnes& Noble in Los Angeles with a New York Times best-selling author who is a client.
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer
Germany must bury more power transmission lines - minister BERLIN, May 24- Germany Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday the country must lay more power lines underground to take electicity generated by windpower in the north to industry in the south, to overcome opposition along the routes. Power lines are seen as crucial to Germany's shift towards generating electricity from renewable sources of energy...
| By: Erik Kirschbaum and Josephin Schoettler
INSIGHT-After bruising safety crisis, US car watchdog shows its bite Having taken the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has wasted no time in forcing reluctant companies into recalling millions of defective vehicles. In the past week alone, the agency announced the biggest recall in history, involving nearly 34 million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags.
| By: David Morgan
INSIGHT-Funds feel heat of coal and tar divestment drive LONDON, May 24- For Rivka Micklewaite and fellow students, securing a pledge this week from Oxford University to avoid direct investments in companies producing coal or tar sands is just the beginning. The second-year engineering student from Balliol College is not alone. Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund and the Church of England are among recent...
| By: Simon Jessop and Ron Bousso
UPDATE 1-Sea lion rescued from Santa Barbara oil spill dies at SeaWorld LOS ANGELES, May 23- A sea lion that became streaked with petroleum from an oil spill on California's Santa Barbara coastline this week has died after being taken to SeaWorld in San Diego to be cleaned and treated, officials said on Saturday. A rescue team washed oil off its coat and hydrated it, but the sea lion died early on Saturday, SeaWorld said in a statement.
| By: Alex Dobuzinskis
Sea lion rescued from Santa Barbara oil spill dies at SeaWorld LOS ANGELES, May 23- A sea lion that became streaked with petroleum from an oil spill on California's Santa Barbara coastline has died after it was taken to SeaWorld in San Diego to be treated, officials said on Saturday. Up to 2,500 barrels of crude petroleum gushed onto San Refugio State Beach and into the Pacific Ocean about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara on...