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Syngenta profits hit by U.S./China trade wars, bad weather

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Agricultural chemical maker Syngenta on Friday reported a 34% fall in first-half net income, showing the impact of U.S. trade disputes with China and Mexico as well as bad weather in some of its markets. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta is seen on a farm in the village Read More

Syngenta CFO says it faces no glyphosate lawsuits

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FILE PHOTO: A young protestor with a bee mask takes part in “March against Bayer & Syngenta” demonstration in Basel, Switzerland May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Chinese-owned agricultural chemical maker Syngenta has not been named in litigation involving weed-killer ingredient glyphosate that has hit German rival Bayer (BAYGn.DE), the Swiss-based company’s Read More

Kevin Spacey sexual assault case dropped by prosecutors

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Prosecutors have dropped a case accusing Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting a young man at a US bar in 2016. The House Of Cards actor was accused of getting the 18-year-old drunk and then groping him on the island of Nantucket, off Massachusetts, where the man worked clearing tables, according to the Associated Press. The Read More

Latest hot spell set to deepen drought pain in France

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PARIS (Reuters) – Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions. FILE PHOTO: A corn field affected by drought is pictured in Montbert near Nantes, France July 16, 2019. Read More

Oil prices fall on fading storm impact, Chinese economic data

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices edged lower on Monday on signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production and refining would be short-lived, while Chinese economic data dimmed the crude demand outlook. A horizontal drilling rig on a lease owned by Parsley Energy operates at sunrise in the Permian Read More

Oil prices rise on Chinese economic data

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LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday as Chinese industrial output and retail data topped expectations, though gains were capped by overall figures showing the country’s slowest quarterly economic growth in decades. A horizontal drilling rig on a lease owned by Parsley Energy operates at sunrise in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas U.S. Read More

Factbox: Offshore oil, gas production continues to be shut in as US Gulf Coast prepares for Tropical Storm Barry landfal

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Washington — Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall over the central Louisiana Coast Saturday, bringing the potential for extreme flooding, National Hurricane Center information showed Friday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Friday Read More

Storm Barry’s threat to New Orleans heightened by climate change: scientists

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NEW ORLEANS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that was likely exacerbated by climate change, scientists said on Friday. A view of the Mississippi River as Tropical Storm Barry approaches land in Read More

U.S. refiners in path of Storm Barry to keep running

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HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most U.S. refiners whose plants are in the path of Tropical Storm Barry took steps on Friday to keep them running, even as forecasters warned that the second named storm of the season could become a hurricane just before landfall this weekend. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks are seen inside the Exxonmobil Read More

Factbox: Barry could be latest storm to batter New Orleans

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(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry was headed toward New Orleans on Thursday, and forecast to gain strength and become this year’s first Atlantic hurricane, the latest in a long line of storms to strike the city. The worst hurricanes to swamp New Orleans in modern history, either hitting the city directly or devastating it in Read More