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October 22, 2021


China applies to join Pacific trade pact to boost economic clout

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China has filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the commerce ministry said, as the world’s second-biggest economy looks to bolster its clout in trade. Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted China’s application to join the free trade agreement......

Firefly rocket explodes over Pacific Ocean during first-ever test flight

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A rocket’s inaugural test flight didn’t go exactly as the company hoped. Just over two minutes after launching from a base in Santa Barbara County, California, a rocket from the company Firefly exploded over the Pacific Ocean on Thursday......

Pacific Retail Capital Partners kicks off CosmeCon by opening submissions for small business grant

13 PRCP properties nationwide to host local events throughout September, starting with a RETAILBOSS panel LOS ANGELES – Sept. 1, 2021 – — Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) is kicking off CosmeCon 2021 by opening submissions for a small business grant. In partnership with RETAILBOSS, the small business grant will be......

U.S. Navy helicopter crashes off San Diego coast, Pacific Fleet says

Aug 31 (Reuters) – A military helicopter took off from the USS Abraham Lincoln and later crashed into the sea leading to search-and-rescue operations off the coast of San Diego, the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said on Tuesday. “An MH-60S helicopter embarked aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) crashed into......

UK aims to conclude Pacific trade group talks next year – FT

British trade minister Liz Truss speaks to Reuters after signing a free trade agreement with Singapore, in Singapore December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Pedja Stanisic Aug 28 (Reuters) – Britain aims to conclude negotiations to join the trans-Pacific trade group by the end of 2022, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing......

Cathay Pacific posts narrower H1 loss as costs fall

Reports loss of $973 mln in first six months Aided by cost-cutting measures, cargo demand Analysts expect improvement in H2 Aug 11 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (0293.HK) on Wednesday posted a HK$7.57 billion ($973 million) first-half loss, narrower than the prior year’s HK$9.87 billion, due to......

Blackstone and Hudson Pacific plan $1 billion film studios in UK

The ticker and trading information for Blackstone Group is displayed at the post where it is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid//File Photo LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. firms Blackstone (BX.N) and Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP.N) said they planned......

New Zealand’s PM Ardern apologises for 1970s immigration raids on Pacific community

MELBOURNE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued a sombre state apology on Sunday to the Pacific community for racially targeted immigration raids in the 1970s that resulted in deportations and prosecutions. The “Dawn Raids”, which often occurred early in the morning, took place from 1974......

Rising river temperatures are stressing out salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

Sockeye salmon in the Pacific Northwest have developed lesions and fungus because of abnormally high water temperatures in the Columbia River, according to a nonprofit organization that works to protect the river’s water quality. The nonprofit, Columbia Riverkeeper, released video on Tuesday of injured salmon in the Little White Salmon......

Union Pacific beats estimates on industrial recovery, raises volume growth outlook

A Union Pacific rail car is parked at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train yard in Seattle, Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo July 22 (Reuters) – Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) on Thursday raised its forecast for annual volume growth after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results, as the......

Cathay Pacific launches lifestyle brand as travel revenue dries up

A passenger walks to the First Class counter of Cathay Pacific Airways at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo July 5 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) said on Monday it had launched a lifestyle brand to provide offers in hospitality......

Concern over the Delta variant triggers lockdowns in Asian and Pacific countries.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Countries across the Asia-Pacific region are scrambling to slow the spread of the more infectious Delta variant, reimposing restrictions and stay-at-home orders in a jarring reminder — for societies that had just begun to reopen — that the......

Pacific Northwest Bakes in Heat Dome That Is Behind Record Temperatures

A heat dome has enveloped the Pacific Northwest, driving temperatures to extreme levels — 110 degrees in some spots — and creating dangerous conditions in a part of the country unaccustomed to oppressive summer weather or air-conditioning. Temperatures reached 102 degrees on Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the second-hottest day......

‘It’s unbearable’: U.S. Pacific Northwest swelters in heat wave

A restaurant / retail space near the Space needle is advertised for lease in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Karen Ducey June 26 (Reuters) – A historic heat wave baked the U.S. Pacific Northwest where temperatures pushed into the triple digits on Saturday as......

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