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Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Six major commodities traders, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, have agreed to a common mechanism to monitor soybean supply chains for deforestation in Brazil’s vast Cerrado savannah, according to a statement on Friday. The Cerrado covers roughly a quarter of Brazil’s territory, the nation’s second-largest biome after the Amazon rainforest. Its Read More

Why Walmart farms out same-day grocery deliveries to low-cost freelance drivers

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Jeff Leonard slides behind the wheel of his burgundy Hyundai Accord and heads to a nearby Walmart Inc store, where he picks up the package of groceries waiting for him. Jeff Leonard, a DoorDash driver, waits to pickup an order at a Walmart online grocery pickup parking lot in Cumming, Georgia, Read More

USDA official hopes year-round E15 gas approved soon, but sees fallback

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s deputy secretary said on Wednesday he is “hopeful” the administration will complete its rule allowing year-round sales of a higher ethanol blend of gasoline by summer, but the government should use “discretionary enforcement” of the summertime ban if there is a delay. FILE PHOTO: A gas Read More

Venezuela pressures foreign partners on oil venture commitments: sources

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(Reuters) – Foreign partners of Venezuela’s PDVSA are facing pressure from the state-run oil firm to publicly declare whether they will continue as minority stakeholders in Orinoco Belt projects following U.S. sanctions, three people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The corporate logo of the state oil company PDVSA is seen at a gas Read More

World stocks edge higher ahead of trade talks, Brexit

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets globally edged higher on Monday as investors eyed the resumption of trade talks between the United States and China and watched for signs of progress on Brexit. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid European Read More

Crime prediction software 'adopted by 14 UK police forces'

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At least 14 UK police forces have made use of crime-prediction software or plan to do so, according to Liberty. The human rights group said it had sent a total of 90 Freedom of Information requests out last year to discover which forces used the technology. It believes the programs involved can lead to biased Read More

Beijing accuses US of trying to ‘strangle’ Chinese firms in response to Huawei crackdown

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China has lambasted the US for its “unreasonable bashing” of Chinese companies, including Huawei, and attempts to “strangle” them after Washington unveiled charges against the technology giant. “For some time, the US has been using national power to tarnish and crack down on specific Chinese companies in an attempt to strangle their lawful and legitimate Read More