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Texas-based fracing water provider Select Energy considering sale

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By Kiel Porter on 5/19/2019 Photo: Select Energy Services logo. CHICAGO (Bloomberg) –Select Energy Services Inc., a provider of water to shale drillers, is in the early stages of considering a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. The Gainesville, Texas-based company has spoken to advisers about exploring strategic options, including a potential sale, Read More

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked by ‘crazed fan’ in South Africa

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By Chris Robertson, news reporter Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been attacked while out at an event in South Africa, footage shows. In a clip that emerged on Saturday, Schwarzenegger can be seen at the Arnold Classic Africa event in Johannesburg when someone runs up behind him and kicks him in the Read More

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked at event in South Africa

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By Chris Robertson, news reporter Bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been attacked whilst out at an event in South Africa, footage shows. In a clip that emerged on Saturday, Schwarzenegger can be seen at the Arnold Classic Africa event in Johannesburg when someone runs up behind him and kicks him in the back. The Read More

Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules. The Justice Department said Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent the email Read More

Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at her phone as she walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China Read More

Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

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(Reuters) – Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states passed near-total bans on abortion. FILE PHOTO – Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill Read More

Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal power plants were at their lowest point in over a decade

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May 17, 2019 U.S. coal stockpiles decreased to 98.7 million tons in February 2019, their lowest value in more than a decade. Total U.S. coal stockpiles have fallen as more coal plants have retired. Coal plants generally stockpile much more coal than they consume in a month. Coal consumed by power plants follows the seasonal Read More

Palladium boom gives South African miners only temporary reprieve

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LONDON (Reuters) – A surge in palladium prices has thrown struggling South African mining companies a lifeline. But it may not be enough. FILE PHOTO: Ingots of 99.97 percent pure palladium are stored at a plant owned by Krastsvetmet, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of non-ferrous metals, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ilya Read More

Trump administration hits China’s Huawei with one-two punch

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday took aim at China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, banning the firm from buying vital U.S. technology without special approval and effectively barring its equipment from U.S. telecom networks on national security grounds. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen at a bus stop in Mexico City, Read More

Microsoft warns of a monster computer bug, in a week of them

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Microsoft Corp. took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug it has now patched could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago. The bug is one of several high-profile computer-security issues to emerge this week, though the impact isn’t yet clear. Microsoft said that Read More