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Ackman's fund zooms ahead as he casts himself as corporate helpmate

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BOSTON (Reuters) – For months, activist investor William Ackman promised to rebuild his record. Now he has some numbers to prove it. FILE PHOTO: William ‘Bill’ Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Since Jan. 1, Read More

Jets, nukes & plasma rifles? New Zealand police flooded with fake gun surrender requests

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The harsh gun control measures introduced by New Zealand triggered a protest backlash, with pranksters flooding police with bogus applications to surrender unlikely weapons such plasma rifles, fighter jets and even nuclear bombs. After New Zealand adopted a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles following the Christchurch mass shooting, the police set up a Read More

U.S. Treasuries signal trouble, stocks fall after weak data

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks around the world fell and U.S. Treasuries yields sent out warning signs of a possible recession on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. and European data intensified fears of a global economic slowdown. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, March Read More

China to cut coal from new green bond standards: sources

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese regulators are close to releasing new “green bond” standards that would exclude polluting fossil fuel projects from corporate financing channels designed to lift environmental standards, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker walks past coal piles at a coal coking plant in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, China January Read More

Feeling too old for this sh** yet? Bioethicist makes ‘moral case’ for trans-ageism

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For those who find trans-racialism too pedestrian, a Finnish researcher has attempted to outline a moral case for “trans-ageism,” publishing a paper in support of those who would legally change their age to match their “identity.” Joona Räsänen claims that there are three situations in which trans-ageism is acceptable – though his reasoning raises more Read More

Poland won’t engage with Israeli politicians who ‘insult’ the country – Deputy FM

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Warsaw seeks to maintain dialogue with Israel but only with politicians and organizations able of talking “constructively,” a top Polish diplomat has said, referring to fallout from remarks by the Israeli interim foreign minister. “There’s no conflict out there, as it means a quarrel between two sides. We have a statement by a single politician, Read More

Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday brought its three-year drive to tighten monetary policy to an abrupt end, abandoning projections for any interest rate hikes this year amid signs of an economic slowdown, and saying it would halt the steady decline of its balance sheet in September. The measures, announced following the Read More

Italian politician who opposed mandatory chickenpox vaccine gets chickenpox

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An Italian politician who has spoken out against legally mandating vaccination has been hospitalized with chickenpox, leading to an outpouring of ‘I told you so’s on social media – no matter how much he protests he’s pro-vaccine. Massimiliano Fedriga, governor of Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, met with a torrent of ridicule when he revealed that Read More

Stocks and oil touch 2019 highs; sterling wobbles, like Brexit

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks across the globe rose for a seventh straight session on Tuesday despite late selling on Wall Street, while the pound wobbled against the dollar as traders expected European Union officials would allow Britain a delay on Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange Read More

Global shares gain as Fed looms, pound rides new Brexit twists

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares inched toward their longest winning streak of the year on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting, while the pound kept calm after another dramatic twist in the Brexit plot bolstered bets on a lengthy delay to the process. FILE PHOTO: Traders work at Frankfurt’s stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany Read More