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Wall St. rises on hopes for trade talks, Fed rate cuts

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FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. stocks surged on Tuesday and the S&P 500 approached a record high after Washington rekindled trade talks with Beijing, boosting sentiment along with growing investor confidence that the Read More

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early

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LONDON (Reuters) – Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared. General view of a landscape of partially thawed Arctic permafrost near Mould Bay, Canada, in this handout Read More

Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors. The quakes, roughly 30 minutes apart, hit the southwestern province of Sichuan Read More

Bah humbug! Trump’s plan for more China tariffs to hit festive shoppers

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – This year’s holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese imports – because that will include tech products, game consoles, toys, cribs, ornaments and Santa hats. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Read More

Oil rises on tensions after Middle East tanker attacks

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week. FILE PHOTO: An oil rig is seen in the waters on the southern coast of Pengerang, Read More

Global stocks edge lower on data, oil rises on geopolitical fears

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Equity markets lost ground on Friday as weak Chinese data stoked investor anxieties over a global growth slowdown and mounting fears of a U.S.-Iran confrontation added to geopolitical uncertainty, sending oil prices higher. Logos for Chewy Inc. are displayed on the trading floor on the morning of the company’s IPO at Read More

Solid U.S. retail sales offer economy some respite

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased in May and sales for the prior month were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending that could ease fears the economy was slowing down sharply in the second quarter. FILE PHOTO: People shop at Macy’s Department store in New York City, U.S., March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Read More

Tech tool aims to predict global water conflicts before they happen

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Artificial intelligence can predict where conflicts over scarce water will break out up to a year in advance and allow action to prevent them, researchers said on Friday. An early warning tool that tracks water supplies worldwide and mixes in social, economic and demographic data to flag up potential crises Read More

India’s trash mountain will be ‘bigger than the Taj Mahal by 2020’

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India’s tallest trash mountain, dubbed the ‘Mount Everest of trash,’ is now so high it requires warning lights for aircraft overhead and will soon be higher than the famed Taj Mahal. The towering Ghazipur landfill is almost the size of 40 football fields, stretching more than 65 metres (213 feet) high, and rises by nearly Read More