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Exclusive: U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal – and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations. 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

CVR Refining Announces CVR Energy’s Exercise of Right to Purchase Common Units

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SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) (the “Partnership”) announced today that CVR Energy, Inc. (“CVR Energy”) (NYSE: CVI) has elected to exercise the right (the “Call Right”) assigned to it by CVR Refining GP, LLC (the “General Partner”), the general partner of the Partnership and an indirect Read More

CVR Energy Reports Exercise of Right to Purchase Common Units of CVR Refining

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SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) (“CVR Energy”) announced today that it has elected to exercise the right (the “Call Right”) assigned to it by CVR Refining GP, LLC (the “General Partner”), the general partner of CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) (the “Partnership”) and an indirect wholly Read More

Supermodel Bundchen responds to Brazil's farm minister in Amazon spat

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A high-profile dispute between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Brazil’s agriculture minister over deforestation escalated this week, coming as activists worry about new President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies. FILE PHOTO: Model Gisele Bundchen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion Read More

Ford and IBM among quartet in Congo cobalt blockchain project

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LONDON (Reuters) – Carmaker Ford (F.N), technology giant IBM (IBM.N), South Korean cathode maker LG Chem (051910.KS) and China’s Huayou Cobalt (603799.SS) have joined forces in the first blockchain project to monitor cobalt supplies from Democratic Republic of Congo. The logo is seen on the bonnet of a new Ford Aspire car during its launch Read More

Two Ukrainian hackers indicted for targeting Wall Street regulator

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Hackers from Ukraine broke into the computer system of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and stole thousands of files including confidential corporate information, according to the US Department of Justice. The DOJ named Artem Radchenko (27) and Oleksandr Ieremenko (26) of Kiev, Ukraine, in the 16-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday in the District Read More

Russia eyes island storage for Arctic LNG amid China demand boom

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By Tsuyoshi Inajima on 1/14/2019 TOKYO (Bloomberg) — Russia’s Novatek PJSC is looking at storing liquefied natural gas produced in the Arctic on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu so it can better meet spot demand from China and cut shipping costs. Saibu Gas Co., which last month signed a preliminary deal to allow Russia’s biggest Read More

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve is wary of giving “fintech” firms such as OnDeck Capital Inc (ONDK.N) or Kabbage Inc. access to the country’s financial infrastructure, putting the central bank at odds with other regulators looking to bring them into the fold. FILE PHOTO: St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speaks Read More

Nobel Prize-winning DNA pioneer stripped of titles for insisting IQ depends on race & genes

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Ninety-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles by a leading American research institution, after doubling down on his controversial conclusions linking race and intelligence. Despite nearly half a century service to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Watson, a world-renowned geneticist, lost all of his honorary titles of Chancellor Read More