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Russians have sweetest tooth after Germans – chocolate producer Ritter Sport

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A love of chocolate has made Russia the second-largest market for German manufacturer Ritter sport, a top executive at the company has told the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The chocolate maker, famous for its signature square bars, has seen its sales fall across Europe – with the exception of Russia, where they surged by 13 Read More

Venezuelan border guards open fire on indigenous border community – reports

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At least one person is dead and several more injured after Venezuelan troops opened fire on civilians near the Brazilian border, opposition figures claim. The victims were reportedly helping move humanitarian aid into Venezuela. Video footage shot by opposition politician Americo De Grazia purports to show several of the wounded being treated in hospital. Between Read More

Spark Energy, Inc. Announces Time Change for Upcoming Earnings Conference Call

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HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spark Energy, Inc. (“Spark” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SPKE), an independent retail energy services company, today announced that its fourth quarter and full year earnings call will take place at 9:00 AM Central (10:00 AM Eastern) on Monday, March 4, 2019. The call originally had been scheduled for Read More

Oil hits 2019 highs on U.S.-China trade hopes, but U.S. output weighs

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices touched their highest since mid-November on Friday and posted weekly gains for the second week in a row, boosted by hopes that U.S.-China trade talks would soon produce a deal, although new record U.S. oil supply limited gains. FILE PHOTO: A Canadian Natural Resources pump jack pumps oil out Read More

Kraft Heinz' problems shine light on controversial budget tool

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LONDON/BOCA RATON, Fla. (Reuters) – Mounting troubles at Kraft Heinz, revealed late on Thursday with a triple-punch of bad news, call into question its reliance on cost-cutting as a way to generate profit growth. FILE PHOTO: Heinz tomato Ketchup is show on display during a preview of a new Walmart Super Center prior to its Read More

Wall Street climbs as trade hopes power tech shares

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Friday, as technology shares were boosted by signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Top trade negotiators from the two countries Read More

Fed says U.S. economy ended 2018 with solid but weakening growth

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WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy maintained “solid” growth through the second half of 2018, likely expanding “just under” 3 percent for the year, though consumer and business spending had begun to weaken, the Federal Reserve said on Friday in its semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress. FILE PHOTO: Flags fly over the Read More

‘Semi-fascist’ attack on minorities: Hungarian official slams Ukraine’s education reform

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A Hungarian official has branded Ukraine’s education law “semi-fascist,” saying it “tramples” on the rights of minority citizens living in the neighboring country to have access to education in their own language. Gergey Guiyash, who heads Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s administration, used the harsh words during a media conference in Budapest on Thursday. Also Read More

Exclusive: Safety problem found at Orano's Finnish reactor before start-up – regulator

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of the unfinished Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor in Eurajoki, Finland August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos/File Photo OSLO (Reuters) – Finland’s nuclear regulator has identified a safety issue at Olkiluoto 3, a 1.6-gigawatt reactor built by France’s Orano, and the problem needs to be fixed before the unit can receive a permit Read More