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Britain expected to ease visa rules as truck driver shortage bites

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LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary work visas to truck drivers to ease an acute labour shortage that has led to fuel rationing at hundreds of gas stations and long queues to fill up – with pumps running dry in some places.......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

Luxury group Kering to ditch fur completely

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PARIS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – France’s Kering (PRTP.PA) will stop using animal furs in all its collections, joining a growing list of luxury fashion houses to respond to customer demands for ethical and sustainable clothing and accessories. The decision comes four years after its star label Gucci announced it would......

Tennessee supermarket shooting leaves 2 dead, including gunman, 12 injured

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in suburban Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, killing one person and wounding at least 12 before apparently taking his own life, the police chief said. Law enforcement officers swarmed to the scene just after the shooting unfolded at a Kroger......

DiCaprio invests in cultivated meat start-ups Mosa Meat, Aleph Farms

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Sept 22 (Reuters) – U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in and joining the advisory boards of Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat, the two cultivated meat start-ups said in a statement on Wednesday. Cast members Leonardo di Caprio takes part in a photo call for the movie “Once Upon a......

EXCLUSIVE Biden administration mulls big cuts to biofuel mandates in win for oil industry -document

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Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is considering big cuts to the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, according to a......

Britain tells its food industry to prepare for CO2 price shock

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CO2 prices will rise sharply, minister says UK pays fertiliser maker CF to reopen plants Poultry plants would have closed, Britain says Iceland says 3-week deal will not save Christmas Poultry industry says turkey production will still fall LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday......

Sony Group unit to buy India’s Zee Entertainment

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BENGALURU, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Sony Group Corp’s (6758.T) Indian unit will buy media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) (ZEE.NS), days after Zee’s shareholders asked for a management reshuffle, including the exit of Chief Executive Punit Goenka from the board. Zee, which has a presence in television broadcasting and......

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

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A general view of the CF industries plant in Billingham, Britain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations,......

Marketmind: Watch those spiralling gas prices

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Fuel prices are displayed at a gas station in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Files A look at the day ahead from Sujata Rao. A massive week in monetary policy, with some 16 central banks holding meetings and possibly the first rate hike from......

China halts Taiwan sugar apple, wax apple imports to prevent disease

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FILE PHOTO: Sugar apples are displayed in a market in Recife, June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – China will suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from Taiwan to prevent disease carried by a pest found on the fruits from entering the country, its customs office......

British food industry demands government action over CO2 shortage

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LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s food industry called on the government to subsidise carbon dioxide (CO2) production during a spike in gas prices or risk the collapse of the country’s meat industries. A surge in gas prices has forced two British fertiliser plants to shut, stripping food producers of......

Banks beware, outsiders are cracking the code for finance

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Embedded finance investment jumps in 2021, data shows Buy now pay later deals take centre stage Fintech market valuations leapfrog banks LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Anyone can be a banker these days, you just need the right code. Global brands from Mercedes and Amazon (AMZN.O) to IKEA and Walmart......

Thousands of migrants camp under Texas bridge, food scarce

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CIUDAD ACUÑA, MEXICO, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ernesto, a 31-year-old Haitian migrant, waded knee-deep through the Rio Grande river that separates the United States and Mexico. He was not heading to the United States, though. He was leaving a migrant encampment in Del Rio, Texas, on Thursday to slip back......

Britain’s M&S blames Brexit for closing French food stores

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M&S to close 11 food stores run with SFH Will retain nine stores run with Lagardere M&S says new rules make it ‘near impossible’ LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) said it would close all 11 French franchise food stores it runs with its partner......

Britain’s John Lewis, Co-op lament supply chain disruptions

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Shoppers pass a branch of John Lewis in London, Britain, September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files John Lewis warns of ‘significant uncertainty’ Co-op says crisis will impact full year profit LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – British retailers John Lewis Partnership and the Co-operative Group both warned that creaking supply chains would......

Yellen, Harris urge childcare investments to boost overall U.S. economy

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday called for urgent action to make affordable childcare available to more families, calling such investments critical to ensuring U.S. growth and global competitiveness. Harris and Yellen lauded a new Treasury report that charts......

Biden to meet U.S. CEOs in ‘rallying cry’ for vaccine mandates

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden was scheduled to meet on Wednesday with business leaders and CEOs, as he pushes companies to require workers to be vaccinated amid a surge in COVID-19 infections among those not yet inoculated. Biden last week announced vaccine mandates for all federal......

Billions blown as Macau casino investors fold amid gambling review

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People wearing masks walk in front of Casino Lisboa, before its temporary closing, following the coronavirus outbreak in Macau, China February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Wynn Macau drops as much as 1/3rd; Sands China skids 28% Shares dive as HK market roiled by broader Beijing crackdown Slide after announcement of......

COVID-19 cases in southeast China more than double as Delta spreads

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Residents register to take nucleic acid tests at a testing site in Quanzhou, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fujian province, China September 13, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. 59 new local cases reported......

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