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Reuters, New York Times win Pulitzers for coverage of racial injustice, COVID-19

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Reuters and the Minneapolis Star Tribune each won a Pulitzer Prize on Friday for journalism about racial inequities in U.S. policing, while the New York Times and the Atlantic were honored for chronicling the COVID-19 pandemic, the two topics that dominated last year’s headlines. The Star Tribune won the 2021......

China, U.S. commerce chiefs to cooperate on handling differences, Beijing says

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Top U.S. and Chinese commerce officials spoke by telephone and agreed to promote healthy trade and cooperate over differences, China’s commmerce ministry said on Thursday, the latest high-level exchange as the countries spar over disagreements. Both sides recognise the importance of business exchanges and will keep lines of communication open,......

Thomson Reuters shareholder support for human rights review rises

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The Thomson Reuters logo is seen on the company building in Times Square, New York, U.S., January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly A shareholder proposal for Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) to review human rights issues emerging from its U.S. government contracts gained increased investor support but failed to win approval at......

Marqeta prices IPO above range, valuing startup at $15 bln

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U.S. payments startup Marqeta (MQ.O), which counts the likes of Uberand hedge fund Coatue among existing backers, on Tuesday priced its initial public offering (IPO) well above the target range to raise $1.2 billion, the company said in a statement. Marqeta sold 45.45 million shares at $27 per share. It......

Google to test changes to ad practices over coming months

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The logo of Google is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo Google said on Monday it will test changes to its widely-used online advertising services over the coming months following the French antitrust decision. The......

Banks bulk up in Hong Kong as China business overshadows politics

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A Star Ferry boat crosses Victoria Harbour in front of a skyline of buildings in Hong Kong, China June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Some global banks, funds and other financial services providers say they are stepping up hiring in Hong Kong, in a sign the city’s unique position as a......

COVID-19 to speed up consolidation of aircraft leasing industry -SMBC

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Airplanes sit on the tarmac at the site of French aircraft storage and recycling company Tarmac Aerosave in Tarbes following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, June 19, 2020. Picture taken June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Consolidation of the aircraft leasing industry, which controls over 40% of the global......

Congo’s Goma hit by tremors after volcanic eruption, scores missing

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Repeated tremors shook the Congolese city of Goma on Monday, unnerving families still reeling from a volcano eruption at the weekend that destroyed nearby villages, displaced thousands and killed at least 32 people. Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, erupted on Saturday evening, sending a......

LSE, Reuters in talks following dispute over news website paywall

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London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSEG.L) said on Thursday it was in talks with Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) over their agreement to distribute news content, following a dispute over whether Reuters News could put up a paywall on its website. Reuters News, a unit of Thomson Reuters, recently announced plans......

Indonesia’s Gojek, Tokopedia to create biggest local tech group

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Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek and e-commerce leader Tokopedia are merging to create a multi-billion dollar tech company called GoTo in the country’s largest-ever deal, as rivals bulk up in the fast-expanding sector. The combined entity, which will span online shopping, courier services, ride-hailing, food delivery and other services......

Dollar holds near 10-week low ahead of inflation report

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A U.S. Dollar banknote is seen in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration The U.S. dollar hit a 2-1/2-month low early in the New York session, then stabilized around those levels on Tuesday afternoon, the eve of U.S. consumer price data, as investors bet that rising inflation could......

Square sails past profit estimates as bitcoin volumes surge

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and CEO of Twitter, speaks during an interview November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Payments firm Square Inc (SQ.N) handily beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit on Thursday, as surging demand for bitcoin fueled a jump in cryptocurrency transactions on its peer-to-peer payment service Cash......

Vodafone teams up with Google Cloud on data analytics

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Mobile operator Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google Cloud entered a strategic partnership to jointly develop data services, Vodafone said on Sunday. About 1,000 workers in Britain, Spain and the United States will be to asked by both companies to create “Nucleus”, a new cloud-based storage and......

London Stock Exchange income rises, Refinitiv savings on track

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The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/File Photo The London Stock Exchange Group reported a 3.9% rise in income in the first quarter and said savings from integrating its $27 billion acquisition of data and analytics company......

Bengaluru, facing India’s second-highest COVID-19 surge, to enter lockdown

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Software professionals assisting municipal authorities work on their terminals inside a “war room” focused on tracking the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike office in Bengaluru, India July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Nivedita Bhattacharjee The city of Bengaluru, home to the technology operations of hundreds of......

China to hold talks on building asteroid defence system

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China will hold discussion on building a defence system against near-earth asteroids, a senior space agency official said on Saturday, as the country steps up efforts towards realizing its longer term space ambitions. Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, didn’t provide any further details in his opening......

Australia to spend $420 mln on hydrogen, carbon capture projects

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato Australia will spend A$539.2 million ($420.25 million) to develop hydrogen and carbon capture projects, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. One of the world’s largest carbon emitters on a per capita basis,......

Daily Mail owner sues Google for monopoly over ad business

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A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration The Daily Mail, owner of the MailOnline newspaper, sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that the search and advertising giant’s power over selling online ad space means newspapers see little of the revenue their content......

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