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Short & distort? The ugly war between CEOs and activist critics

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the morning of July 11, Paul Pittman was on a corn farm in Western Illinois, unaware his company had taken a devastating hit. Joshua Mitts, Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York City, is seen in this undated photo released from New York, NY, U.S., March 8, Read More

Jury finding upends Bayer's Roundup defense strategy: experts

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bayer AG had hoped a new trial strategy focusing jurors on scientific evidence could stem a burgeoning tide of U.S. lawsuits over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup, but a second jury finding on Tuesday that the product caused cancer has narrowed the company’s options, some legal experts said. FILE PHOTO: Werner Read More

Huge aluminium plants hit by 'severe' ransomware attack

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One of the world’s biggest aluminium producers has switched to manual operations at some smelting plants following a “severe” ransomware attack. Hydro, which employs more than 35,000 people in 40 countries, says the attack began on Monday night and is ongoing. Some of the company’s factories have been forced to halt production though other facilities, Read More

Colombia shelves ConocoPhillips, Canacol requests for fracking licenses: sources

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FILE PHOTO: Logos of ConocoPhillips are seen in its booth at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has shelved two environmental licensing requests made by oil companies ConocoPhillips and Canacol Energy Ltd for fracking projects in northern Cesar province, two Read More

Oceaneering’s TAXI digital radiography solution provides optimal NDT

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3/20/2019 ABERDEEN — Oceaneering International, Inc. has launched a new digital radiography solution for the oil and gas sector, the Trip Avoidance X-ray Inspection (TAXI) system, aimed at reducing the number of unplanned shutdowns. Recognized at the SPE Offshore Achievement Awards’ “Innovator” category, the TAXI solution represents a step-change in industrial radiography operations. Typically, radiography Read More

Aussie PM calls for global internet crackdown in wake of Christchurch attacks

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, one of which was streamed live on Facebook and viewed thousands of times. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Read More

Should social media be scrubbing disturbing NZ shooting videos? Pundits clash in RT DEBATE

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As New Zealand censors take aim at social media platforms that allowed the livestream video of the Christchurch mosque shootings to be shared or copied, pundits clashed on RT about the pros and cons of scrubbing violent content. Facebook and other platforms were criticized for being slow to delete videos of the Christchurch mosque shooting, Read More

Forget gold: Palladium is the undisputed precious metals champion

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Palladium has continued this year’s rally, surging to a new record on Tuesday amid rising worries about shrinking supply. It has continued to beat gold and silver as the best investment among precious metals. Spot palladium was up around 0.5 percent at $1,591.5 an ounce as of 07:57am GMT, after touching its highest price ever Read More

German lawmakers challenge deputy finance minister's Goldman link in bank merger

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German lawmakers on Monday criticized deputy finance minister Joerg Kukies and Goldman Sachs, alleging a conflict of interest in the U.S. investment bank advising state-backed Commerzbank on a possible merger with Deutsche Bank. FILE PHOTO: Outside view of the Deutsche Bank and the Commerzbank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Read More

Opsealog deploys MarineLog in ten Total affiliates

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3/17/2019 PARIS — Ten affiliates of Total Exploration & Production in Western Africa, North Sea, South America, Asia and the Middle East have deployed MarineLog to optimize their offshore logistics operations by reducing their costs and increasing their productivity. The service cost is more than covered by the savings generated. Two other Oil Majors are Read More