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Business Feb 22, 2018

Atlantic defies media trend with new hiring binge

The Atlantic, the media group stemming from the longtime U.S. magazine, said Wednesday it will add up to 100 new staff, forecasting growth despite a depressed media sector. The news follows an announcement last year that Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, ...

French stand-up paddler sets off on 5,000-km solo Atlantic crossing

World Apr 11, 2016

French stand-up paddler sets off on 5,000-km solo Atlantic crossing

Frenchman Nicolas Jarossay set off Sunday on a 5,000-km (3,000-mile) odyssey to become the first person to cross the Atlantic solo — on a stand-up paddle board. Jarossay, a 38-year-old firefighter and endurance sports fanatic, left Praia on the Cape Verde coast on the first ...

Rare find a mile down off Carolina, shipwreck may date to late 1700s

World Jul 20, 2015

Rare find a mile down off Carolina, shipwreck may date to late 1700s

Scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina that may date back to the American Revolution of the late 1700s, Duke University said Friday. The expedition led by Duke marine scientist Cindy Van Dover found the previously ...

World Jan 28, 2015

Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally sensitive areas of the state of Alaska. The proposal envisions auctioning ...