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Canadian oil surge fails to lift producers out of the doldrums

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By Kevin Orland on 1/20/2019 Photo: Whitecap Resources. CALGARY (Bloomberg) — Alberta’s crude curtailment plan has caused a dramatic rise in the price of heavy Canadian oil. But for shares of energy companies, it hasn’t been as much of a help. Since the production curtailment was unveiled early last month, Western Canadian Select crude has Read More

Anti-vax movement among TOP THREATS to global health, with HIV & Ebola, WHO says

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The anti-vaccination trend has landed next to HIV and Ebola as a key global threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts say “vaccine hesitancy” risks reversing progress in fighting preventable diseases. Although various diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, such as diphtheria and meningitis, were on WHO’s Health threat lists before, in Read More

Tesla to sack over 3,000 workers amid poor profits and Model 3 production challenges

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Electric car maker Tesla is planning to fire around seven percent of its full-time staff, as the road ahead will be “very difficult,” according to an email sent to employees by CEO Elon Musk. In the letter, published on Tesla’s website, Musk cited “tiny” profits and pressure to deliver lower cost Model 3 vehicles “in Read More

Hackers using fake ‘Flash Player’ Google Chrome extension to steal credit card data

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Cybersecurity researchers are warning unsuspecting internet users about a year-old Chrome extension which steals credit card data from infected users via web forms on visited websites. The surreptitious extension is spread by means of JavaScript injection attacks i.e. “You don’t have Flash installed, use this Chrome extension instead,” or something to that effect. When unsuspecting Read More

Child drag queen poses next to almost-naked adult counterpart, but mother says boy not sexualized

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A photo showing a 10-year-old Canadian drag queen posing next to a half-naked adult performer sparked outrage online. But the boy’s mother thinks it’s all OK and the child is not overtly sexualized. The world of drag queens – male performers taking on exaggeratedly female personas and taking to the stage – may seem like Read More

Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters. FILE PHOTO: A federal worker left unpaid or furloughed collects a free bag Read More

Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

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Facebook has removed 500 pages and accounts allegedly involved in peddling fake news in Central Europe, Ukraine and other Eastern European nations. The action ends efforts by two separate groups to “manipulate people”, said Facebook in a blog. The accounts had more than 900,000 followers and between them spent more than $160,000 (£124,000) on adverts. Read More

100% Pure? New Zealand's deteriorating water raises a stink

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s clean, green image took a beating this summer as tourists traveling through the countryside posted pictures of lakes and rivers off limits due to contamination by farm effluent, garbage and human faeces. FILE PHOTO – A general view of Queenstown September 14, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo A booming dairy farming Read More

Huge gas explosion rocks university in Lyon, France

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Several gas explosions rocked a university science library in eastern France as a massive construction fire broke out on its roof. Three people received minor injuries and students and staff were evacuated from campus buildings. A large fire broke out on Thursday morning at one of the Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 campuses in Villeurbanne, Read More

John Bogle, Vanguard founder and low-cost investing pioneer, dies at 89

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(Reuters) – John Bogle, whose family’s struggles during the Great Depression led him to pioneer low-cost investing and to found Vanguard Group, now the world’s biggest mutual fund firm, died on Wednesday at the age of 89, Vanguard said. FILE PHOTO: Vanguard group founder John Bogle makes a point during an interview at his office Read More