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Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — A new report by staff members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees the safety of the nation’s 59 aging nuclear power plants, recommends that the commissioners significantly w...read more
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wobbled in early Thursday trading as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the U.S.-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, helping to underpin solid demand for safe-haven U.S. Treasuries. A man looks at a stock quotation board outside a broker...read more
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday, extending declines into a fourth day, after official data showed U.S. stockpiles of products like gasoline rose sharply last week, suggesting weak demand during the peak driving season. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind an oil pump outside Saint-...read more
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FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (Reuters) - Australian construction firm LendLease Group (LLC.AX) on Thursday said it has secured a contract from Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Goo...read more
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. Ashley Avila, 11, plays with her nephew Alexander Avila, 3, outside of their ho...read more
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(Reuters) - The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state’s two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation. The two reactors in Ohio, Davis-Besse and Perry, are owned by FirstEnergy So...read more
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FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (Reuters) - Construction firm Lendlease Group (LLC.AX) on Thursday said it has secured a contract from Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to join...read more
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In a packed Shanghai classroom on a hot afternoon, nearly a hundred “mom-and-pop” investors were honing their trading skills ahead of the first opening bell for China’s Nasdaq-style tech board. FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CS...read more
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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration’s hotly anticipated blueprint for overhauling mortgage guarantors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may not be published until September as the U.S. Treasury juggles several other pressing issues, the housing regulator told Reuters. FILE PHO...read more
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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday his government will announce an economic stimulus package this week to revive flagging growth, confirming earlier media reports, in an effort to mark the first 200 days of his administration. FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Pres...read more
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Netflix, the streaming juggernaut that has upended the entertainment industry, showed signs of vulnerability Wednesday when it reported that it had lost 126,000 paid subscribers in the United States during the second quarter. It was the first time it had shed domestic streaming customers sin...read more
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Lawmakers said in a House hearing on Wednesday that Facebook’s plan to enter the world of cryptocurrency and global finance could threaten sovereign currencies or even destabilize governments. A day after a similarly critical Senate hearing, it was the House Financial Services Committee’s...read more
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The five largest banks in the United States reaped tens of billions of dollars in profits in the first half of the year, thanks in part to a strong economy and to the lingering effects of President Trump’s tax cuts. Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo...read more
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For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine: strapping a computer around my wrist. The new nightly move was prompted by a cascade of wearable gadgets from companies like Fitbit and Apple, which claim that their sensor-laden bracelets and watches can improve our ...read more
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LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney’s grandniece Abigail Disney, a critic of income inequality in general and the Walt Disney Company’s pay practices in particular, castigated the conglomerate anew on Monday, saying she came away “livid” about wages after a visit to Disneyland. On Wednesday, Disney...read more
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. Ashley Avila, 11, plays with her nephew Alexander Avila, 3, outside of their ho...read more
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The U...read more
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing. Common sources of lead found in homes, including lea...read more
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(This July 16 story corrects, in the last paragraph, to show that London Concrete does not supply the Silvertown project after Extinction Rebellion corrects press release.) LONDON (Reuters) - Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capit...read more
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BOSTON (Reuters) - BNY Mellon Corp’s push to reinvigorate its money management business has yet to stem a continuous outflow of client cash from its $322 billion complex of index-based investment products. BNY Mellon executives delivered more bad news on Wednesday when they detailed $22 bil...read more
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(Reuters) - Andrew Left’s Citron Capital posted a net return of 24.7% after fees and expenses in the first half of 2019, according to an investment letter posted on the fund’s website Wednesday, but said “it has been an extraordinarily challenging environment to be a short seller.” Citron s...read more
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The court-appointed trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s firm on Wednesday said another $860 million may soon be returned to the swindler’s customers, under a settlement with offshore funds that funneled money to Madoff for 14 years. Irving Picard, the trustee, said the...read more
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BRUSSELS (AP) — While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could lead to changes in how t...read more
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures fell more than 1% on Wednesday, extending a more than 3% drop in prices the previous session, after U.S. government data showed large builds in refined product stockpiles. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Vaudoy-en-Brie, near Paris, France A...read more
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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing. Common sources of lead found in homes, including lea...read more
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