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After Abqaiq, analysts see higher oil price risk premium, more supply disruptions

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Highlights Saudi attacks result in $5-$10/b premium Brent price rises $4.18/b since Saturday’s attack US-Iran tensions increase likelihood of similar supply attacks Washington — The unprecedented attacks on Saudi oil facilities over the weekend are widely viewed by analysts as the most significant supply disruption the oil market has ever seen, increasing the geopolitical risk Read More

Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages

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Pages from a confidential whistleblower’s report obtained by The Associated Press, along with two printed Facebook pages that were active on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, are photographed in Washington. Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But Read More

Pesticides or random coincidence? Mystery lingers over NEW CASES of babies born with hand and arm defects in Europe

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Authorities are at a loss to explain why several babies born in a west German province have similar hand deformities. One hospital, where three such cases were seen, described the baffling phenomenon as “striking.” With “no nationwide registry” to keep track of deformities, the St. Mary’s Hospital in Gelsenkirchen, near Dortmund, has admitted it is Read More

Microsoft nudges S&P 500 toward record high

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(Reuters) – Microsoft and healthcare companies lifted Wall Street on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further monetary easing. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Microsoft Read More

Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A Red-bellied Woodpecker perches on a suet feeder during Read More

Smart Charge Hawai’i Program to Make EV Charging Stations Available to Residents and Businesses

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The partnership between Enel X, Elemental Excelerator, and Hawaiian Electric Companies aims to showcase EVs’ ability to deliver grid services and integrate renewable energy on Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawai’i Island Through the support of Elemental Excelerator, JuiceBox smart chargers will be offered free for the first 300 EV drivers and 50 businesses to participate in Read More

Panda autopsy preparations at Thai zoo as Chinese experts arrive

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CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Chinese panda experts and Thai officials on Thursday began preparing for an autopsy of beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang, who died unexpectedly this week at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand while on loan from Beijing. The death of 19-year-old Chuang Chuang sparked mourning among Thai fans and an Read More

Biotech is going to the dogs – and big profits await

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(Reuters) – For Jessica Lescault there is no question that her 6-year old English bulldog “Moose” deserves cutting-edge biotechnology cancer treatment as much as any human patient. “Pets are your loved ones, pets should be your family, pets are not something you keep on a chain in the backyard,” the intensive-care nurse from Somers, Connecticut, Read More

U.N. climate summit to test world’s resolve to halt warming

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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – After a summer of wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is banking on new pledges from governments and businesses to abandon fossil fuels during a special climate summit in New York on Monday. Former U.S. President Barack Obama fist bumps Greta Thunberg during a meeting at Read More

Oil rises amid doubts about speed of Saudi recovery from attacks

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By Grant Smith on 9/19/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – Oil rose amid doubts about the speed of Saudi Arabia’s recovery from the weekend’s attack on its facilities that knocked out a large chunk of its production. Futures gained 2.1% in New York after paring around half of Monday’s 15% surge over the past two days. The Read More