Researchers: Newer type of ransomware is harbinger of danger

A new report says an unusual strain of ransomware that exploits computer server vulnerabilities _ and doesn't require an unwitting human to make a mistake _ is a leading example of a new generation of malicious software from hackers

Tata sells steelworks in northern England

Tata Steel has sold its long products unit in northern England to investment capital firm _ welcome news to an industry under strain

Reports oil rally dead prove premature

Hedge funds betting that oil's rally was over missed an 11 percent gain after U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly fell.

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Canadian Pacific ends bid to buy Norfolk Southern

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Spicer Mansion getting new life as inn

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