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NZ adopts harsh gun control measures after Christchurch massacre… to cheers & jeers in US

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New Zealand has rolled out a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles following last week’s massacre in Christchurch, which saw 50 people killed at two mosques in the worst mass shooting in the country’s history. High-capacity magazines and parts used to convert other weapons into the banned guns are also banned under the new Read More

Short & distort? The ugly war between CEOs and activist critics

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the morning of July 11, Paul Pittman was on a corn farm in Western Illinois, unaware his company had taken a devastating hit. Joshua Mitts, Associate Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York City, is seen in this undated photo released from New York, NY, U.S., March 8, Read More

Google's new gaming service will let game makers use rival clouds, executive says

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Google executive offered new details on Wednesday about the company’s upcoming video game streaming service, telling Reuters that game makers may use competing cloud providers and must avoid some inappropriate content. Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming Read More

Equinor Brasil president wants an open gas market according to Quest Offshore

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3/20/2019 BRASILIA — Margaret Øvrum recalls that investment depends on viability, “With a monopoly, you do not get the right price.” Norwegian Equinor (formerly Statoil), the second largest oil and natural gas producer in the country, behind only Petrobras, is waiting for a new regulation of the gas market to expand its investments in Brazil. The Read More

Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday brought its three-year drive to tighten monetary policy to an abrupt end, abandoning projections for any interest rate hikes this year amid signs of an economic slowdown, and saying it would halt the steady decline of its balance sheet in September. The measures, announced following the Read More

Google announces browser-based streaming game service

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming Read More

Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, plans balance sheet reduction slowdown

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve took a sharply less aggressive policy posture on Wednesday, signaling it will not hike interest rates this year amid a slowing economy and announcing a plan to end its balance sheet reduction program by September. The U.S. central bank reiterated its pledge to be “patient” on monetary policy, and Read More

High-stakes Boeing inquiry hinges on Ethiopia black box secrets

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane Read More

Ethiopian crash crew's voices may unlock high-stakes Boeing inquiry

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane Read More

Ship owners worry about clean fuel bill as ports ban 'scrubbers'

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LONDON (Reuters) – More ports around the world are banning ships from using a fuel cleaning system that pumps waste water into the sea, one of the cheapest options for meeting new environmental shipping rules. FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass the skyline of Singapore June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo The growing number of destinations Read More