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Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' drink faces clash with Mexican tequila industry

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tesla Inc co-founder Elon Musk and Mexico’s tequila producers could be headed for a collision after the agave-based drink’s industry group opposed the flamboyant billionaire’s efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed “Teslaquila.” FILE PHOTO: Farmers, also known as jimadores, load blue agave hearts onto a truck after harvest in Tequila, Read More

Deadly 'megafires' the new normal in California

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(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey Read More

Teams 'look for skulls' in ashes of California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday for more human remains left from a blaze that killed at least 42 people in California’s deadliest wildfire disaster. The intensified effort to locate victims came on the sixth day Read More

Orca Exploration Announces Completion of its Q3 2018 Interim Filings

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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orca Exploration Group Inc. (“Orca” or the “Company“) (TSX-V:ORC.A) (TSX-V:ORC.B) announces that it has filed its condensed consolidated interim financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2018 with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Q3 2018 Financial Read More

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices

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SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) picked America’s financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Tuesday, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. The world’s largest online retailer plans to spend Read More

Deadly California wildfire grows as teams sift through ashes for remains

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres. Teams of workers wielding chainsaws cleared downed power lines and other obstacles from the Read More

Germany needs crisis mentality to close digital gap: Merkel ally

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s thriving economy has lulled the country into a false sense of security that is hindering government efforts to close a digital technology gap with other leading economies, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s digital czar said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO – Dorothee Baer, German Minister of State for Digitalization, attends a Reuters interview in Read More

Germany plans 3 billion in AI investment: government paper

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government has set aside around 3 billion euros for research and development of artificial intelligence, as Europe’s economic powerhouse seeks to close a gap in software-led innovation between it and America and Asia. The sum to be spent up to 2025, outlined in a draft paper seen by Reuters on Read More

Even after sell-off, Blackstone's Wien avoids gloom on U.S. stocks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks have been battered over the last few weeks but a senior executive at Blackstone Group LP, one of the world’s most influential asset managers, said there is no cause to be overly worried about next year. Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Private Wealth Solutions group, speaks during the Reuters Read More

German officials sound China alarm as 5G auctions loom

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior German officials are planning a last-ditch drive to convince the government to consider excluding Chinese firms such as Huawei from building the country’s 5G infrastructure amid concerns this could compromise national security. FILE PHOTO: Journalists follow the presentation of a Huawei smartphone ahead of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin, Germany, Read More