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NW Natural Celebrates 160 Years of Serving Customers

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PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Natural gas utility NW Natural turned 160 years old today, making it one of the oldest companies in Oregon. Officers from NW Natural and its parent company Northwest Natural Holding Company (NYSE: NWN) commemorated this milestone by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange Read More

Central banks, U.S. employers aid world stock recovery

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LONDON (Reuters) – A set of strong employment data in the United States, decisive action from the Chinese central bank and dovish messages from U.S. Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell combined to push world stocks further off recent lows on Monday. FILE PHOTO – A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage Read More

Air quality worsens in China's Henan province, improves elsewhere

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Air pollution in China’s heavy-industrial province of Henan worsened in December even as other regions improved, official data showed, with its cities hit by unfavorable weather and a struggle to find cleaner sources of economic growth. FILE PHOTO – A view of sunset is seen in smog in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China Read More

Top Trump aide hints at compromise on Mexico wall

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Donald Trump may be ready to compromise to win funding for a wall on the Mexico border, with his chief of staff suggesting it does not have to be concrete. Mick Mulvaney has indicated the US president may accept a “steel fence” in order to break the continuing stalemate in Washington DC. Image: Museums are Read More

China's Beijing, Hebei cut smog emissions 12 percent in 2018

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s capital of Beijing, and its surrounding industrial province of Hebei, cut smog emissions by at least 12 percent in 2018 after a long crackdown on polluters and campaigns to reduce household coal use, environmental authorities said. A thermal power plant is pictured amid heavy smog, from an aircraft over Hebei province, Read More

World stocks nurse a New Year's hangover as growth worries persist

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LONDON (Reuters) – World shares started 2019 on a downbeat note, oil prices and bond yields slid, and the Japanese yen strengthened on Wednesday as data from China to France confirmed the picture of a global economic slowdown. FILE PHOTO – The trading floor of Frankfurt’s stock exchange is pictured after the last trading day Read More

South Koreans seek Nippon Steel asset seizure in 'forced labor' case

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labor court case against Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon Steel’s Korean assets, their lawyers said on Wednesday. The logo of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.’s Kimitsu steel plant is pictured at its exhibition Read More

South Koreans seek Nippon Steel asset seizure in 'forced labor' case: paper

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labor court case against Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon Steel’s Korean assets, a South Korean newspaper reported on Wednesday. The logo of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.’s Kimitsu steel plant is pictured at Read More

China December factory activity shrinks for first time in 19 months: Caixin PMI

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BEIJING, (Reuters) – China’s factory activity contracted for the first time in 19 months in December as domestic and export orders continued to weaken, a private survey showed, pointing to a rocky start for the world’s second-largest economy in 2019. FILE PHOTO: A worker directs a crane lifting steel rails at a steel factory in Read More

Indonesia hunts for survivors as volcano tsunami toll nears 400

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LABUAN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian military and rescue teams fanned out across a stretch of coastline on Monday, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by a landslide from a volcano that killed at least 373 people. Thick clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse at high Read More