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Record Store Day Returns to Cleveland in 2021 with Two Drops of Exclusive Releases in June and July

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click to enlarge Scene archvies A Separate Reality Somehow even a pandemic couldn’t stop Record Store Day in 2020, and the schedule for Record Store Day 2021 has been revealed, along with which shops in Cleveland will be taking part. Caution still seems to be key for Record Store Day......

Exclusive: GameStop initiates search for new CEO – sources

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(Reuters) – GameStop Corp is looking for a new chief executive to replace George Sherman as it pivots from being a brick-and-mortar video game retailer to an e-commerce firm, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A GameStop store is seen in the Jackson Heights neighborhood......

Exclusive: China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

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BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful companies, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office......

Exclusive: Brazilian payments network Elo picks banks for IPO – sources

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian payments firm Elo has chosen six banks to manage its initial public offering, four sources close to the matter said, in the first concrete sign it is proceeding with a move first proposed by shareholders in August. FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of......

Exclusive: World Bank, IMF eye ways to link debt relief to climate change spending

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are planning to launch a platform to advise poor countries on funding climate and conservation activities, amid a broader push that could link such spending to debt relief, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: International......

Egypt postpones tender for license to make cigarettes – sources

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A man smokes a Cleopatra cigarette, produced by Eastern Company SAE, at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt, on October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s has postponed a tender for a licence to manufacture conventional and electronic cigarettes, two sources in companies selling tobacco there......

Exclusive: China considering new bourse to attract overseas-listed firms – sources

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – China is considering establishing a stock exchange to attract overseas-listed firms and bolster the global status of its onshore share markets, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese national flag flutters near the building of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)......

Exclusive: U.S. investigations into cartels paralyzed by standoff with Mexico

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to battle powerful drug cartels from inside Mexico have ground to a halt since January as strained relations between the two countries have frozen attempts to corral drug kingpins, according to current and former senior officials in both nations. Until recently, U.S. and Mexican authorities......

Exclusive: PayPal launches crypto checkout service

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LONDON (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce. Customers who hold bitcoin, ether,......

Exclusive: Uniper CEO might not get contract extension – sources

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FILE PHOTO: Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of German energy utility company Uniper SE, attends a news conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 10, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/File Photo DUESSELDORF (Reuters) – The contract of Uniper Chief Executive Andreas Schierenbeck might not be extended, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Uniper’s......

Exclusive: Facebook freezes Venezuela president Maduro’s page over COVID-19 misinformation

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CARACAS (Reuters) – Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims, without evidence, can cure the disease, a company spokesman said on Saturday. Maduro in January described Carvativir, an oral solution derived from thyme, as a......

Exclusive: Bayer’s Monsanto, India’s NSL settle long-running intellectual property dispute

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By Aditya Kalra, Mayank Bhardwaj FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Bayer AG said on Friday it had reached an “amicable settlement” in its Monsanto unit’s......

Exclusive: Credit Suisse considers Greensill investor payout – sources

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By Oliver Hirt, John O’Donnell ZURICH (Reuters) – Credit Suisse is considering compensating investors hit by the collapse of funds linked to insolvent finance firm Greensill, four people familiar with the matter said, as the bank attempts a damage-limitation exercise. Switzerland’s second-largest bank this month closed around $10 billion of......

Exclusive: Box explores sale amid pressure from Starboard – sources

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By Greg Roumeliotis, Joshua Franklin (Reuters) – U.S. cloud services provide Box Inc is exploring a sale amid pressure from hedge fund Starboard Value LP over its stock performance, according to people familiar with the matter. Redwood City, California-based Box has discussed a potential deal with interested buyers, including other......

NFL finalizes new 11-year media rights deal, Amazon gets exclusive Thursday Night rights

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The National Football League has finalized its new 11-year media rights agreement with a pact that will run through 2033 and could be worth over $100 billion. The league announced Thursday it’s renewing TV rights with all of its existing......

Exclusive: U.S. plans to send four million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico, Canada – official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States plans to send roughly 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine that it is not using to Mexico and Canada in loan deals with the two countries, an administration official told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A vial with the AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......

Peloton and Adidas are working together on an exclusive apparel line

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The new collection — labeled as adidas x Peloton SS21 — was designed with help from some of Peloton’s top cycling instructors, including Robin Arzón, Ally Love and Cody Rigsby. Source: Peloton Peloton and Adidas announced Thursday they’re working together......

Instagram announces updates on teen safety, new parents guide

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Instagram announces updates on teen safety, new parents guide – CBS News Watch CBSN Live In a broadcast exclusive, Instagram’s Head of Instagram Policy Programs Carolyn Merrell joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the app’s significant updates on how......

Exclusive: Honda temporarily cutting some production at all U.S., Canada plants

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FILE PHOTO: Honda’s logo on its Modulo model is pictured at its showroom at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co said late Tuesday it will temporarily suspend some production next week at all U.S. and Canadian plants citing a number......

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