Halliburton cuts 8% of North American jobs as fracking slackens

Business Jul 23, 2019

Halliburton cuts 8% of North American jobs as fracking slackens

Halliburton Co. is shifting strategy in its largest region to deal with subdued customer spending by trimming 8 percent of its North American workforce and shelving unused frack gear. The world's biggest provider of fracking equipment, including heavy duty rock-blasting pumps and sand-storage silos, declined ...

Paris climate pact enters into force, shifting focus to actions

World Nov 4, 2016

Paris climate pact enters into force, shifting focus to actions

The global accord to combat climate change agreed in Paris last year officially entered into force Friday, putting pressure on nearly 200 countries to start executing plans to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. "This is a moment to celebrate," said United Nations climate chief Patricia ...

Obama, Modi praise prep work on six-reactor deal in India

Business Jun 8, 2016

Obama, Modi praise prep work on six-reactor deal in India

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the start of preparatory work on six nuclear reactors in India, a key step in closing the first deal stemming from a U.S.-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago. The ...