Residents in Smiths Falls are considering whether to approve a proposal to build a recycling facility that melts plastic. The plant would be built inside part of the old Hershey Chocolate factory, which shut down in 2008. Steve Sech, who lives near the industrial area, said he's not worried about the possible smell.
LONDON (Reuters) - World shares headed for a second week of gains on Friday after more reassuring U.S. data, while the yen pulled out of its dive as Japan's finance minister warned its recent weakening had been "too rapid".
BERLIN - A 100-year-old watercolour of Munich's city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.
CAIRO - A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the spectre of roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.
By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Keith Higgins, who runs the office that reviews public companies' books at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reported stock holdings worth between about $2 million and $6 million last year and the sale of stocks throughout 2014, according to SEC disclosures viewed by Reuters. Â Â Â Higgins disclosed holdings in about 90 public companies during his SEC tenure in 2013, making him the biggest investor in individual stocks among the agency's top officials last year. ...
By Eric Beech and Ben Klayman WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - An executive from Japan's Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday the supplier is urgently trying to ramp up replacement parts for millions of vehicles fitted with potentially deadly air bags, but said it may not be able to move quickly enough. The U.S. auto safety regulator also warned of the risks of moving to a nationwide recall, as senators have urged, saying such a move could divert replacement parts from humid regions where the defective air bags are more likely to rupture upon deployment, shooting metal shards into cars. ...
SANTA BARBARA, Honduras - Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare.