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Equifax consumers face uphill battle for claims

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FILE PHOTO: Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (Reuters) – Consumers affected by the massive Equifax Inc data breach in 2017 will not reap any windfalls from the credit reporting company’s $700 million U.S. settlement announced on Monday, but may face a cumbersome Read More

Post-apocalypse US: Russian fan turns iconic ‘Electric State’ comic into movie before Hollywood

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‘Electric State’ the movie, based on the breathtaking artwork of Swedish illustrator Simon Stalenhag, has at last been confirmed. And one Russian artist has already provided a glimpse of how the post-apocalyptic flick might look. Gigantic futuristic structures and carcasses of massive battle robots seamlessly embedded into images of rural America – those were the Read More

Angry protesters have hardened in Hong Kong – now they want a revolution

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent Once again Hong Kong’s air is thick with tear gas. Angry and determined, it’s protesters versus police in what is now a familiar game of cat and mouse. After hundreds of thousands peacefully marched in the day, when night fell fresh clashes again broke out. Riot police back Read More

Villagers, firefighters battle huge blazes in central Portugal

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VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal (Reuters) – As flames closed in on villages in central Portugal on Sunday afternoon, locals were forced to take matters into their own hands, protecting their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the blaze. A firefighting plane dumps water on a forest fire Read More

Oil will go ‘bust’ if recession hits

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Oil prices plunged again on Thursday, dragged down by fears of slowing demand. An unexpected increase in inventories underscored the downside risk to oil prices. The EIAreported a drawdown in crude stocks, but a huge 9.25 million barrel combined increase in gasoline and diesel (gasoil) inventories, which surprised traders. Also, gasoline demand plunged by 0.5 mb/d Read More

Billionaire seeks to replace 40% of Occidental’s board of directors

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7/19/2019 HOUSTON – Carl Icahn formally asked Occidental Petroleum Corp. investors to help him replace four of the company’s 10 directors and potentially push for a sale. Icahn and Occidental Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub spoke three times in the last six weeks both by phone and in person to discuss his ideas about corporate Read More

Americans bewildered after racist chants at Trump rally – and worried

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By Cordelia Lynch, US correspondent, in Minneapolis In Minneapolis, there is a bustling area they call Little Mogadishu. Cedar Riverside is home to a large Somali population. It is also where Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar rose to political prominence. This week, she became the target of racist chants at the president’s rally. But at Minneapolis-St Read More

U.S.-China officials discuss trade; Mnuchin eyes possible in-person talks

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CHANTILLY, France/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese officials spoke by telephone on Thursday as the world’s two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesting in-person talks could follow. Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with their Chinese counterparts over the phone, Lighthizer’s office said Read More

Trump EPA allows use of controversial pesticide

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(Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., Read More

Netflix sinks on subscriber losses, analysts still see growth

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(Reuters) – Wall Street brokerages stuck to a positive outlook on Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) on Thursday, betting that a strong content slate for the rest of 2019 would reverse shock losses in U.S. subscribers in the second quarter that sank its stock price. Shares in the company fell 11% in morning trade, as investors worried Read More