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‘I advise them to talk less’: US buzz caused tensions in oil market, Tehran says

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Washington’s comments on oil prices are to blame for problems in the oil market, the chief Iranian energy official has said, warning that the situation could become even worse if the US fails to hold its tongue. “Americans talk a lot and I advise them to talk less. They have caused tensions in the oil Read More

U.S. regulators want public's view on cars with no steering wheel, brakes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world’s second largest vehicle market. FILE PHOTO: A Cruise self-driving car, which is owned by General Motors Corp, Read More

U.S. seeks input on GM petition to deploy cars without steering wheels

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of General Motors is pictured at its plant in Silao, in Guanajuato state, Mexico, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it was seeking public comment on General Motors’ 15-month-old petition seeking approval to deploy a limited number vehicles on U.S. Read More

U.S. oil waivers that rocked market in 2018 coming back to focus

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By Bloomberg News on 3/15/2019 SINGAPORE and BEIJING (Bloomberg) — Uncertainty over U.S. waivers for buyers of Iranian oil is starting to grip the market again, under very different circumstances than when American sanctions were set to go into effect last year. Before existing exemptions were granted in early November, Saudi Arabia was pumping at Read More

German parliament approves exemptions from diesel (gasoil) bans to incentivise retrofits

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a law exempting certain vehicles from driving bans for older diesel (gasoil) vehicles, and giving cities leeway to skip bans if their nitrogen oxide levels were close to meeting European limits. FILE PHOTO: German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Read More

EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia. FILE PHOTO: A worker inspects oil palm fruits at a palm oil factory in Read More

Doctors on Facebook face harassment from anti-vaxxers

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Facebook is coming under fire because doctors are facing harassment on the platform by anti-vaccination activists. The social network, which along with Google is being criticized for enabling anti-vaccination content to spread, was called out in The Guardian by a pro-vaccine naturopath named Elias Kass who was inundated with vitriol after he testified before a Washington state senate committee this Read More

Column: Illinois budget debate raises key questions on taxing retirement income

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Greetings from Illinois, a state that never tops the rankings of places to retire. We have one of the great American cities, but also polar vortexes and an enormous state budget deficit – and now there is renewed talk about taxing retirement income to help close the gap. Illinois is one of Read More