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Iran oil stacking up in Chinese ports adds to market uncertainty

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7/22/2019 BEIJING -Tankers are offloading millions of barrels of Iranian oil into storage tanks at Chinese ports, creating a hoard of crude sitting on the doorstep of the world’s biggest buyer. Two and a half months after the White House banned the purchase of Iran’s oil, the nation’s crude is continuing to be sent to Read More

Israel to make exception in allowing BDS-supporting Omar & Tlaib into the country

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Israel said it will allow BDS-supporting US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to enter the country, in a departure from its travel ban on supporters of the pro-Palestinian movement. “Out of respect for Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to pro-BDS congresswomen,” Israel’s ambassador to the 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’s tariffs trip up the all-American RV industry

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ELKHART, Ind. (Reuters) – Carrie Gray points to a stack of unwelcome mail on a conference table at the offices of Renegade RV, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of high-end recreational vehicles. She’s buried in bad news from most of her about 350 suppliers. An assembly line worker works on the production line at Read More

Lufthansa CEO sees no ‘Greta Effect’ on passenger numbers

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ZURICH (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) expects passenger numbers to rise about 4% this year, its chief executive told a newspaper, playing down talk that public support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg might be curbing air travel. FILE PHOTO: Carsten Spohr, CEO of German airline Lufthansa AG speaks at the company’s annual shareholder Read More

China plans to toughen emission checks on steel mills

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will continue to enforce production restrictions in heavy industry in winter this year and will tighten its emission assessment on steel mills when granting exemptions from curbs already in place, an environment ministry official said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen at the workshop of a steel mill in Read More

Trump intervention delaying EPA biofuel waiver action, sources say

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s request for a review of the administration’s expanded use of biofuel waivers for oil refiners is holding up its decisions on 2018 applications, according to three sources familiar with the matter, two of whom said Trump may soon host a meeting on the issue. FILE PHOTO: A sign Read More

U.S. EPA proposes hike in 2020 biofuel mandate but waiver volumes draw ire

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday proposed refiners increase the volume of biofuels blended into their annual fuel output but did not reallocate the waived amounts under the hardship program, drawing ire from powerful corn and biofuel groups. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on Read More

U.S. EPA proposes hike in biofuel mandate to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020

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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it has proposed increasing the volume of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel annually to 20.04 billion Read More

Major companies call on U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of LGBT workers

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(Reuters) – More than 200 U.S. companies, including Amazon (AMZN.O), Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O), and Bank of America (BAC.N), on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination against gay and transgender workers. FILE PHOTO: A rainbow pride flag is seen with the U.S. national flag at a Read More