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1,000+ UN employees urge organization to look at its OWN carbon footprint

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The United Nations is being urged by more than 1,000 of its employees to reduce its carbon footprint by cutting down on perks, such as business-class flights and travel allowances. Staff members are calling on the organization to take a leaf out of its own climate change manual and make changes to address the group’s Read More

Consortium of oil and gas operators awards blockchain pilot contract

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9/11/2019 HOUSTON – The Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium has awarded Data Gumbo its first contract to implement a pilot blockchain in water haulage. This pilot is the first industry-wide use of a blockchain-native network for water haulage, and the consortium will tap the power of GumboNet for real-time data transparency Read More

Waymo urges U.S. to ‘promptly’ remove barriers to self-driving cars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc, on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “promptly” remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals. FILE PHOTO: Three of the fleet of 600 Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving vehicles are parked and displayed during Read More

As bond e-trading takes off, debt sales business may be ripe for automation

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LONDON (Reuters) – With banks’ bond trading desks increasingly going electronic, another of the last bastions of old-school banking – the business of helping companies and countries raise capital – may be about to succumb to the tide of technology. FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, Read More

Robot lives matter? YouTube removing robot fight videos for ‘animal cruelty’

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What does dog fighting have in common with robot-to-robot combat? According to YouTube, both violate its “community guidelines” and amount to “animal suffering.” Are AIs finally starting to protect their own? YouTube content creators are complaining that the video platform has been haphazardly removing content in which insentient robots (as far as we know) battle Read More

Dow posts biggest one-day drop since October as recession fears take hold

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street sold off sharply on Wednesday as recession fears gripped the market after the U.S. Treasury yield curve temporarily inverted for the first time in 12 years. All three major U.S. indexes closed down about 3%, with the blue-chip Dow posting its biggest one-day point drop since October after 2-year Read More

Superior Energy Services Receives Notice From NYSE Regarding Continued Listing Standard

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HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) (the “Company”) today announced it has received written notice from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that the Company is not in compliance with the NYSE continued listing standard set forth in Rule 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual, which Read More

Amazon’s Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog

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FILE PHOTO: Mike George, VP Alexa, Echo and Appstore for Amazon, speaks during the LG press conference at CES in Las Vegas, U.S., January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s privacy regulator has asked Amazon (AMZN.O) for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over companies’ use Read More

HSBC’s Flint reversal raises risks for chairman Tucker

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LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC’s (HSBA.L) shock ousting of John Flint as chief executive was seen by some investors and bank insiders on Monday as a risky gambit by Chairman Mark Tucker given the political and economic uncertainties in the bank’s core markets. FILE PHOTO: Mark Tucker Chairman of HSBC arrives at 10 Downing Street in Read More