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Fukushima owner to allow overseas staff to work on disaster cleanup

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Electric Power plans to allow overseas workers coming to Japan under a new visa program to work on the cleanup of its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The company, known as Tepco, has held discussions with the many sub-contractors working on the site Read More

ABB seeks new chief executive after Spiesshofer’s surprise departure

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ZURICH (Reuters) – ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer has quit the Swiss engineering group in a surprise move for a company which is in the midst of a strategic overhaul to focus more on digital industries. FILE PHOTO: Ulrich Spiesshofer addresses ABB’s annual news conference in Zurich, Switzerland February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Chairman Read More

Best Buy CFO to replace Hubert Joly as CEO

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(Reuters) – Best Buy Co Inc on Monday named Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry as the company’s chief executive officer, the first woman to lead the consumer electronics retailer in its 53-year history. Best Buy Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry. Courtesy Best Buy/Handout via REUTERS She will become Best Buy’s fifth CEO when she takes Read More

Rolls-Royce agrees to early inspection of problematic Trent engines

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(Reuters) – Rolls-Royce has agreed to an early inspection of some Trent 1000 TEN engines by regulatory authorities, a week after Singapore Airlines Ltd grounded two Boeing Co 787-10 jets fitted with the units. A Rolls-Royce logo is seen at the company’s aerospace engineering and development site in Bristol, Britain, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Read More

Netanyahu has snake-charmed Israel for a decade, but have voters had enough of ‘King Bibi’?

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If he wins Tuesday’s election, Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. But as his tricks have grown hoarier and his persona more outsize than Trump himself, he risks becoming a self-caricature. Final polls on Friday showed that his right-wing coalition was favored to reach the magic number of the 61 seats Read More

Israeli election too close to call on eve of vote

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By Alex Rossi, Middle East correspondent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as the country’s election reaches its climax. Tomorrow Israelis will go to the polls in a national vote, which is at this stage too close to call. A new party Blue and White, led by former army chief Read More

Sound now ‘equal’ inside Royal Albert Hall

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The Royal Albert Hall has unveiled a £2m ($2.6m) speaker system designed to give the audience the same sound quality no matter where they are inside the auditorium. It comprises 465 speakers and more than 15,000m (49,000ft) of cable. It took 693 days to install, with most of the work carried out at night. The Read More

Algeria’s president quits after warning from army chief

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Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has left office after 20 years in power following a warning from the country’s army chief to “immediately” step down. The 82-year-old’s decision also follows weeks of massive nationwide protests aimed at pushing him out of power. According to the official APS news agency, Mr Bouteflika had notified the Constitutional Council Read More

Wall Street falls on global economic slowdown fears

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes fell on Monday, dragged down by declines in high-growth technology shares, as fears of a global slowdown roiled the market for the second straight session. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid On Friday, weak Read More