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With inflation elusive, two Fed policymakers lay out a welcome mat

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Worried that current low inflation expectations will sap the U.S. central bank’s ability to combat a future downturn, two Federal Reserve officials on Thursday made an unusual pitch: if inflation rises unexpectedly, the Fed should lay out the welcome mat. FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is Read More

Presidential hopeful Warren unveils bill to protect U.S. military from climate change

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future climate change damage and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at certain bases in a little over 10 years. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during Read More

Eurovision fail: Israel takes heat for promo joking about occupation, greedy Jews & ‘lovely b*tches’

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Eurovision organizers wanted to advertise Israel to tourists and show that the locals aren’t afraid to laugh at themselves but missed the mark completely uniting the most fierce political rivals in outrage. The clip, released by state-owned Kan broadcaster ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel-Aviv next week, begins with a pair of terrified Read More

Danish right-wingers recruit controversial candidates, as country gets ready for elections

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The rise of the right-wing in Europe may be a tired cliche at this point. However, a new Danish party has courted fresh controversy for hiring some distinctly un-PC candidates, as the country goes to the polls next month. Stram Kurs (Hard Line) will run for election for the first time in June. The party Read More

Google debuts privacy controls, principles at I/O event

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google business on Tuesday announced new privacy controls for its services, including “Incognito mode” for Google Maps, and published new privacy commitments for its hardware, showing how increased public scrutiny is forcing greater transparency in Silicon Valley. The announcements were dotted throughout nearly two hours of product updates Read More

US ambassador to Kiev sacked amid ‘meddling’ accusations from Ukraine’s top prosecutor

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Washington’s ambassador to Ukraine has been dismissed from service two months ahead of schedule. The development comes less than a month after the top Ukrainian prosecutor claimed she gave him a ‘do-not-prosecute list.’ Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch will leave her position on May 20, some two months ahead of the end of her tenure, the Ukrainian Read More

Activist stakeholder pushes for Carrizo sale

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By Scott Deveau on 5/6/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — Activist investor Lion Point Capital has built a position in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. and wants the driller to explore a sale or merger with another Permian explorer to gain scale. The New York-based hedge fund has an economic exposure to about 6% of Carrizo Read More

Putin to Trump: Foreign meddling undermines chances of political settlement in Venezuela

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The future of Venezuela can only be decided by its people, Vladimir Putin reminded Donald Trump in a phone call, as the US pushes hard for regime change in the Latin American country. The Russian and US Presidents talked on the phone on Friday. Among other issues, they discussed Venezuela, where a military coup attempt Read More

Mississippi River reaches record level in northern Illinois

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(Reuters) – The Mississippi River has reached record high levels in the area of Rock Island, Illinois, as melting heavy snowpack coupled with rain has caused widespread flooding, a national hydrologist said on Friday. Heavy rain in the central United States brought the river’s level to a new peak of 22.7 feet at Rock Island, Read More

Apple’s upbeat forecast pushes market value back toward $1 trillion

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc shares rose nearly 5 percent on Wednesday, pushing the iPhone maker’s market valuation back toward $1 trillion as its quarterly report and upbeat forecast soothed investors worried about falling iPhone sales. FILE PHOTO: Members of the media film the new iPhone 7 at an Apple store in Beijing, China, September 16, Read More