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Argentina trucker strike ends, boosting grains exports

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An agricultural worker operates a tractor with a seeder to sow wheat on farmland in Comodoro Py, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Matias Baglietto Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUENOS AIRES, June 30 (Reuters) – An Argentine truckers strike ended on......

BT staff latest in Britain to vote for strikes over pay

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Logo of British Telecom (BT) is displayed outside a store in London, Britain, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nearly 96% of 21,000 Openreach engineers vote to strike Majority of BT call centre staff voting also choose strike BT says vote result......

U.S. SEC rejects Grayscale’s spot bitcoin ETF

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A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday rejected a proposal to list a spot......

U.S. power companies face supply-chain crisis this summer

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June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. power companies are facing supply crunches that may hamper their ability to keep the lights on as the nation heads into the heat of summer and the peak hurricane season. Extreme weather events such as storms, wildfires and drought are becoming more common in the......

China to cut industrial energy intensity by 13.5% from 2021-2025

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People walk past a China Energy coal-fired power plant in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 29 (Reuters) – China will reduce its industrial energy consumption per unit of output by 13.5% over the 2021-2025 period......

Disney’s board backs CEO Chapek, extends his contract for three years

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek attends the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, June 28 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) board of directors on Tuesday unanimously voted to......

U.S. FDA classifies recall of GE’s ventilator batteries as most serious

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June 28 (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators on Tuesday classified the recall of some backup batteries of GE Healthcare’s ventilators, which the company had initiated in mid-April, as the most serious type, saying that their use could lead to injuries or death. The CARESCAPE R860 ventilator’s backup batteries, including replacement......

Akzo Nobel names Poux-Guillaume as new chief executive

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Cans of Dulux paint, an Akzo Nobel brand, are seen on the shelves of a hardware store near Manchester, Britain, April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 28 (Reuters) – Dulux paint maker Akzo Nobel (AKZO.AS) has named French businessman Gregoire......

Toshiba board gains two directors from activist funds in historic shift

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TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) shareholders voted in two board directors from activist hedge fund investors at its annual general meeting on Tuesday – an inclusion that is expected to add momentum to its exploration of potential buyout deals. Nabeel Bhanji, a senior portfolio manager at Elliott......

Roe v Wade ruling disproportionately hurts Black women, experts say

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a constitutional right to an abortion is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Black women and other women of color, who have traditionally faced overwhelming costs and logistical obstacles in obtaining reproductive healthcare, experts said. The reversal......

Sri Lanka stops fuel supply to non-essential services as crisis worsens

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Fuel stocks set to run out in days without curbs Supplies only to essentials from Tuesday untl July 10 Regulator hopes to keep power cuts at 3-4 hrs/daily for 2 months COLOMBO, June 27 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will shut schools and only allow fuel supplies to services deemed essential......

Google faces antitrust complaint by Danish job-search rival

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BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Google faces an antitrust complaint on Monday by Danish online job-search rival Jobindex, whichtold European Union regulators the Alphabet-owned (GOOGL.O) business had allegedly unfairly favoured its own job-search service. The complaint could reinvigorate EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager’s scrutiny of the service, Google for Jobs.......

EU ministers seek deals on climate laws as economy woes test green pledges

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Ministers meet to seek deals on package of climate laws Moves to weaken some measures as energy shock bites Ministers discuss plans to reduce gas demand EU contingency planning for further Russian gas cuts BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Ministers from European Union countries will meet this week to attempt......

Global biodiversity deal to halt nature loss stalls in Nairobi

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A view of a deforested area in the middle of the Yari plains, in Caqueta, Colombia March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NAIROBI, June 26 (Reuters) – Efforts to draft an ambitious global agreement on halting nature loss ended Sunday with......

U.S. court upholds Arizona land swap deal for Rio Tinto copper mine

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A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the federal government may give thousands of......

China proposes rules to regulate private pension investment via mutual funds

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A Chinese national flag flutters near the building of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) at the Financial Street area in Beijing, China July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 25 (Reuters) – China’s securities regulator proposed rules to regulate private pension......

Texas repeatedly raises pollution limits for Cheniere LNG plant

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PORTLAND, Texas, June 24 (Reuters) – Cheniere, the largest U.S. exporter of liquefied natural gas, boasts that it’s helping to “improve local air quality in communities globally” because the cleaner burning fuel it ships displaces coal in power plants. But in the Corpus Christi, Texas region, where the fuel is......

U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s......

Canada’s Rogers, Shaw, watchdog agree to start mediation over C$20 bln deal

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General view of the Rogers Building, quarters of Rogers Communications in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TORONTO, June 24 (Reuters) – Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO), Shaw Communications Inc (SJRb.TO) and Canada’s competition bureau have agreed to start a......

Energy investment treaty update fails to win over environmentalists

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June 24 (Reuters) – Years-long talks over updating an international energy investment treaty ended on Friday with a provisional deal which would allow the exclusion of fossil fuels interests but not fast enough to silence environmental campaigners’ complaints that it undermines efforts to curb climate change. The 1994 Energy Charter......

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