Special Reports


Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances


OSLO/LONDON Norwegian Air , the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, faces mounting pressure to control costs and shore up its balance sheet to weather fierce competition.

Herded into default, then hounded to repay student loans

PHILADELPHIA Lakisha Johnson figured all she needed was her 2016 tax refund to get her and her daughter out of a homeless shelter and back into a place of their own. | Video

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Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

LOS ANGELES U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.

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European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem

LONDON Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.

24 Jul 2017

Direct lending funds' fading all-weather appeal

NEW YORK Miami-area money manager Bob Press appears to offer the ultimate all-weather investment: a "direct lending" hedge fund that does not require a long-term commitment and has produced nearly 90 straight months of positive returns not correlated to other markets. | Video

24 Jul 2017

Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

20 Jul 2017

Special Report - Philip Morris takes aim at young people in India, and health officials are fuming

By Aditya Kalra, Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter and Duff Wilson

18 Jul 2017

More hospital closings in rural America add risk for pregnant women

Bay Minette, Alabama Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practise physician, was trained to avoid Caesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. | Video

18 Jul 2017

Special Report - Inside Philip Morris' campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

By Aditya Kalra, Paritosh Bansal, Duff Wilson and Tom Lasseter

13 Jul 2017

Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation

SUPERIOR, Arizona Rio Tinto's proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would tunnel 7,000 feet underground, where rocks radiate heat from the earth’s molten core. It would suck up enough water to supply a city and leave a crater a mile and a half wide and 1,000 feet deep. | Video

13 Jul 2017

India swears in Ram Nath Kovind as 14th president

NEW DELHI Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in on Tuesday as India's 14th president, becoming the first member of a powerful Hindu nationalist movement to assume the highest public office in the world's largest democracy.