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Short & distort? The ugly war between CEOs and activist critics

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the morning of July 11, Paul Pittman was on a corn farm in Western Illinois, unaware his company had taken a devastating hit. Joshua Mitts, Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York City, is seen in this undated photo released from New York, NY, U.S., March 8, Read More

U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Following the live-streaming on social media of the mass shooting in New Zealand, the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security wrote a letter to top executives of four major technology companies urging them to do a better job of removing violent political content. FILE PHOTO: Homeland Security Committee Chairman Read More

U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states

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(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Friday amended Obama-era land-use rules put in place to protect a threatened bird in 11 Western states and its shrinking sagebrush habitat, siding with oil and gas interests that opposed the measures as too restrictive. Conservation groups denounced the move as a handout to the oil and gas industries, Read More

Brazil's right-wing government puts gag order on environment agency

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing government has ordered environmental enforcement agency Ibama not to respond to requests from the media, stoking fears that President Jair Bolsonaro may be rolling back environmental protections out of the public eye. Agents of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, or Ibama, supported by military police, Read More

Brazil right-wing government puts gag order on environment agency

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing government has ordered environmental enforcement agency Ibama not to respond to requests from the media, stoking fears that President Jair Bolsonaro may be rolling back environmental protections out of the public eye. Agents of the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, or Ibama, supported by military police, Read More

Top Ships Inc. Announces Delivery and Charter Employment of M/T Eco Marina Del Ray

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ATHENS, Greece, March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOP Ships Inc. (the “Company”), an international owner and operator of modern, fuel efficient “ECO” tanker vessels currently focusing on the transportation of petroleum products, announced today that it took delivery of the 50,000 dwt newbuilding product/chemical tanker M/T Eco Marina Del Ray, constructed at the Hyundai Read More

French MPs approve anti-riot bill amid Yellow Vest protests, rights watchdog sounds alarm

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The upper house of the French parliament has greenlighted a bill giving police broad powers to quell unrest. It comes as a rights watchdog warned of civil liberties being undermined in France due to crackdowns on protest. Following hours of tense debate on Tuesday, the French Senate approved an anti-hooligan (‘anti-casseurs’) bill with 210 “yes” Read More

Uber to pay $20 million to settle long-running legal battle with drivers

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit brought by drivers nearly six years ago, according to court filings, resolving one of its many legal battles with drivers ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering this year. FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is displayed on a Read More

Awilco Drilling PLC: Key information relating to the Subsequent Offering

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U.S. seeks to lift endangered species protection for gray wolf

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A gray wolf is pictured in an undated photo. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/via Reuters (Reuters) – The Trump administration is seeking to lift Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, arguing the predators found mainly in the western United States have been brought back successfully from the brink of extinction. “The U.S. Fish Read More