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Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

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LONDON (Reuters) – Some of the world’s major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in producing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, where 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

Medicare Part D no match for runaway specialty drug costs: study

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – When Medicare prescription drug insurance was created in 2003, the idea that beneficiaries with very high drug costs should pick up 5 percent of the tab seemed reasonable – but that was well before specialty drugs were invented that carry price tags in the tens of thousands of dollars. FILE PHOTO: A Read More

Exclusive: Boeing aims to speed 737 jet production in early June – sources

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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co is pushing to speed up assembly of its best-selling 737 jetliner the first week in June, two people familiar with the plan said on Monday, as it tries to keep up with soaring global demand and its European rival. FILE PHOTO: Employees are pictured as the first Boeing 737 MAX Read More

Exclusive: Petrobras rejects latest EIG-backed bid for oilfields – sources

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) has rejected the most recent bid by an EIG Global Energy Partners-backed firm to purchase a pair of shallow-water oil clusters, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, potentially derailing a major divestment late in the process. A man walks in front of the Read More

Exclusive: Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection Read More

Are age-based funds protecting U.S. investors close to retirement?

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) One of the biggest trends in retirement saving over the past decade has been the shift to target date funds – broadly diversified mutual fund products that automatically adjust the blend of stocks and bonds as your retirement date Read More