Oil prices fall as Iran, world powers seek nuclear deal

SINGAPORE - Oil prices fell on Monday, extending steep losses from the previous session, as Iran and six world powers tried to reach a deal that could add oil to the market if sanctions against Tehran are lifted.

Ralph Lauren to get $3.2 million from Indian licensee Arvind in settlement 9:36am IST

REUTERS - Textile maker Arvind Ltd said on Monday its lifestyle brands subsidiary would pay $3.2 million to Ralph Lauren to settle a lawsuit the US-based luxury fashion house filed in 2013.

Australia's captain Michael Clarke looks to the sky as he walks off the field following his dismissal against New Zealand in the final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Hamish Blair
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Australia win World Cup in Clarke's farewell

Australia captain Michael Clarke signed off in style from international one-day cricket by top scoring in his country's crushing seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final.  Full Article 

A farmer stands in his wheat field, which was damaged by unseasonal rains, at Vaidi village in Uttar Pradesh, March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Modi's popularity hit by suicides, discontent

Over a dozen debt-laden farmers have committed suicide in recent weeks in India, and discontent in many rural areas against government policies is turning into anger against Narendra Modi less than a year after he swept into office. Unseasonal storms have badly damaged the winter crop in large parts of the fertile northern plains, most likely contributing to the suicides.  Full Article 

A French Gendarmerie rescue helicopter drops rescue workers next to the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Australia orders "rule of two" in cockpit

The Australian government imposed a requirement on Monday that its airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times as a safety precaution following the Germanwings crash that killed 150 passengers and crew last week.  Full Article 

Man poses in front of on a display showing the word 'cyber' in binary code, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica December 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Files

U.S. coding site undergoes cyber attack

U.S. coding site GitHub said on Sunday that it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyber attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. The attack took the form of a flood of traffic, known as a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack. Those kinds of attacks are among the most common on the Internet.  Story 

Cast member Jennifer Lopez, who is the voice of Lucy in the movie, poses at a special screening of the animated movie Home in Los Angeles, California March 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Box office: 'Home’ trumps with $54 million debut

Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of “Home.” The family film was the weekend’s top ticket seller pulling in a sterling $54 million.  Story 

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    India’s boardroom diversity drive has weird result

    India’s effort to break the old boys’ club is producing bizarre outcomes. Tycoons have responded to a requirement that they have at least one female board member by April 1 by appointing their wives and even stepmothers as directors. India’s corporate governance has room for improvement and gender diversity at the top can improve financial returns. But mandating change isn’t the answer.  Full Article 

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    Indian designers will create new products for online shoppers: Amazon India fashion head

    The e-commerce industry in India is expected to cross $100 billion in the next four years. Can designer wear be successful in the medium that attracts many of its users because of discounts? Vikas Purohit, head of fashion at Amazon India, foresees the country’s top designers creating products especially suited to online retail.  Full Article 


    Cinderella’s new moral: Be rich or be a pumpkin

    Cinderella marriages are getting to be as rare as golden coaches. Economist Jeremy Greenwood has found that your chances of marrying outside your income bracket have been dropping since the 1950s because of something called assortive mating, which means that we are increasingly drawn to people in similar circumstances. Inequality has grown and mobility has stalled.  Commentary 


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    Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips at Amazon India Fashion Week

    Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk. But designer Rajesh Pratap Singh returned to his roots for the inaugural show of the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Singh, who grew up in a family of doctors, said his show was a tribute to healthcare professionals.  Full Article