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New EPA ruling expands sale of 15% ethanol blended motor gasoline

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July 16, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on data from Growth Energy On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule allowing the year-round sale of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15% fuel ethanol, or E15. The ruling increases the availability of E15 blends in the United Read More

Burgeoning family offices manage $5.9 trillion: Campden

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ZURICH (Reuters) – The number of family offices — companies that manage portfolios for individual families — has risen by 38% over the past two years worldwide, advisory group Campden Wealth said, with the firms overseeing assets valued at $5.9 trillion. “We estimate that there are now 7,300 single family offices worldwide, with 42% housed Read More

BOURBON Press Release: BOURBON partners with PEUGEOT Design Lab to design new cabins for its Crew boats

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PRESS RELEASE16 July 2019        BOURBON partners with PEUGEOT Design Lab to design new cabins for its Crew boats Bourbon Mobility, leader in offshore personel transport, proposes services inspired by the aviation industry for its customers. Future cabins will be developed in a range of 3 levels of comfort: “Business Class”, “Premium” and “Eco”. Bourbon Read More

Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the U.S. Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illicit activity. David Marcus, who oversees Facebook’s blockchain efforts, planned Read More

Guggenheim defeats lawsuit claiming it siphoned annuity unit’s cash for LA Dodgers

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(Reuters) – Guggenheim Partners won the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming it defrauded investors in a risky annuity, and siphoned cash for purposes including to help its billionaire chief executive Mark Walter buy the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. In a decision on Friday, U.S. District Judge Holly Teeter in Kansas City, Kansas, rejected racketeering Read More

Amazon rivals ride on Prime Day marketing as protests unfold

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday’s Black Friday as a driver of sales. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in Read More

Europeans talk big but ‘not ready’ to invest in saving nuclear deal – Iranain FM Zarif

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has scolded European leaders for their failure to make good on promises to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Meanwhile, Tehran is stepping up its nuclear activity in response. “The Europeans claim they were willing to maintain the JCPOA, but we have not seen Europe yet to be ready for Read More

Waving flag, dodgy footprints & Stanley Kubrick: 50 years of moon landing conspiracy theories

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Ever since the Apollo 11 mission touched down on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969 and Neil Armstrong uttered the phrase “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” conspiracy theories, and debunkings, have abounded. As we near the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in human space Read More

Bye bye Bond: The new 007 is a black woman, but does everything old need to be fixed?

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The James Bond franchise will shake things up completely for its 25th instalment, casting a black actress to take over from Daniel Craig as the new 007 – since re-doing old stories with a PC angle is easier than writing new ones. The UK’s Daily Mail reports that British actress Lashana Lynch will take over Read More

On the menu soon: lab-grown steak for eco-conscious diners

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REHOVOT, Israel (Reuters) – Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consumer concerns about health, the environment and animal welfare. Employees work in a laboratory at Aleph Farms, an Israeli company producing lab-grown steak from cow cells, in Read More