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Microsoft to invest $1 billion in OpenAI

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(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was investing $1 billion in San Francisco-based OpenAI and that the two had formed a multi-year partnership to develop artificial intelligence supercomputing technologies on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service. OpenAI was founded in 2015 as a nonprofit with $1 billion in funding from Silicon Valley investors Sam Read More

Bayer could benefit from home advantage in St. Louis Roundup cancer trial: experts

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ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE), facing an upcoming trial in St. Louis over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, has recruited Missouri-based expert witnesses to make its case in a place where it has century-old roots but where juries often hit companies with huge damages. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Bayer Read More

‘Biking Queens’ from India visit Moscow as part of mega trip

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Female bikers from India made a short stop in Moscow as part of their 25,000km trip across three continents, during which the motorcycle enthusiasts hope to promote “women’s pride” and empowerment. The Indian biking trio, led by doctor and activist Sarika Mehta, crossed into Russia after riding the desert roads of Central Asia, and made Read More

Shale boom architect Mark Papa named new Schlumberger chairman

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7/19/2019 HOUSTON – Schlumberger is tapping as its chairman an executive who earned a reputation for building shale producers that bypass oil service companies. Mark Papa, 72, who will take over as chairman of the world’s biggest oilfield service provider next month, helped give birth to the U.S. shale boom a decade ago by building Read More

Exclusive: J.C. Penney taps debt restructuring advisers – sources

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(Reuters) – J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) has hired advisers to explore debt restructuring options that would buy more time for the money-losing U.S. retailer to forge a turnaround, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A J.C. Penney Company Inc. store is pictured at a mall in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, U.S. November Read More

Israeli heatwave reaches record-breaking 50 degrees Celsius in Sodom

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Israel’s extreme heatwave, responsible for sparking several wildfires throughout the country, has reached a record-breaking peak of 49.9 degrees Celsius in Sodom, near the Dead Sea. Wednesday’s temperature is the highest ever recorded since Israel was founded in 1948, and the second highest since national weather records began in the 1920s, according to the Israel Read More

Evercore set to lose out as Aramco reshuffles IPO roles: sources

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LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Boutique investment bank Evercore Partners has lost the chance to retain a prime position as an independent advisor for Saudi Aramco’s potential $100 billion share sale, as the oil giant revives its postponed listing, three sources said. FILE PHOTO: Flames are seen at the production facility of Saudi Aramco’s Shaybah oilfield in Read More

Man shouts ‘die!’ as fire in animation studio kills 33

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At least 33 people have died in a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto. Fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara said a further 36 people were injured in the blaze, some of them critically with many of them suffering from burns. Image: Officials believe petrol was used to start the blaze Read More

Man shouts ‘die!’ as fire in animation studio kills 20

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At least 23 people are feared to have died and dozens more have been injured in a fire at an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto. Fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara said several other people were missing. Kyodo news agency reported that the bodies of up to 10 people were found on the Read More

At least 13 dead, 30+ injured after man sets Kyoto anime studio on fire

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At least 13 were killed and dozens injured in Kyoto, Japan as a result of arson at a three-story building that houses a famed animation studio. The suspect was detained by police. A 41-year-old man allegedly poured a flammable liquid inside the Kyoto Animation Studio HQ before setting it on fire. The suspect was also Read More