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Starbucks launches all-day dining cafe in China

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FILE PHOTO – People sit in a Starbucks cafe in a mall in Beijing, China, January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp said on Friday it would launch a new all-day dining cafe in China which will serve a brunch menu and cocktails, as the world’s largest coffee chain seeks to expand Read More

Asian stocks fall after weak U.S. data, crude oil buoyant

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks fell on Friday after weak U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the world’s largest economy, offsetting optimism towards trade talks between the United States and China. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato Read More

Asian stocks slip after grim U.S. retail sales data

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped on Friday after grim U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the U.S. economy, offsetting optimism on trade talks between the United States and China. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato Also Read More

Kenya's KenGen to raise funds from the market this year, eyes green bond

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – The Kenya Electricity Generating Company plans to raise funds from the market later this year and it may opt to issue the country’s first green bond, its chief executive said. FILE PHOTO: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) workers walk past the pylons of high-tension electricity power lines at the Olkaria II Geothermal Read More

Oil gains 1 percent after Saudi Arabia pledges more output cuts

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday after OPEC figures showed it cut production sharply in January, and as lead member Saudi Arabia said it would reduce its output in March by an additional 500,000 barrels. FILE PHOTO: An oil pumpjack is seen in Velma, Oklahoma U.S. April 7, Read More

‘Dirty little guys’: French journalists suspended for harassing women online

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A host of prominent Parisian journalists have issued apologies, and several have been suspended after they were accused of forming a “boys club” to harass and mock female journalists online. ‘La Ligue du Lol’ began as a private Facebook group for a clique of about 30 journalists, editors and marketers in Paris to share jokes, Read More

Power blocks in natural gas-fired combined-cycle plants are getting bigger

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February 12, 2019 Combined-cycle electric generating systems are combustion and steam turbines that operate in groups commonly referred to as power blocks. Since 2014, the average size of a natural gas-fired combined-cycle power block has increased significantly. The average combined-cycle power block installed between 2002 and 2014 was about 500 megawatts (MW). After 2014, power Read More

People in hospital after 'boiling water challenge' goes wrong

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Americans have been warned to stop trying the “boiling water challenge” after several cases of people being burned. With large parts of the US hit by a deep freeze last week, some took up the challenge to throw water in the air and watch it instantly turn into frozen vapour. The stunt, during the so-called Read More

The United States expands its role as world’s leading ethane exporter

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February 5, 2019 U.S. exports of ethane have increased from nearly nothing in 2013 to an average of 260,000 barrels per day (b/d) through the first 10 months of 2018, accounting for about one-sixth of U.S. hydrocarbon gas liquids exports. Ethane is a key feedstock for petrochemical manufacturing. The United States became the world’s top Read More

Midwest refinery troubles help spur a rally in fuel prices

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A spate of Refinery outages in the U.S. Midwest spurred in part by extreme cold weather has helped cash fuel prices rally in Chicago, boosting gasoline prices amid a margin-crushing glut, traders said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Steam is seen above Lake Michigan during subzero temperatures carried by the polar Read More