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Apple tightens rules after Justice Department targeted U.S. lawmakers

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Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Friday said it has tightened some of its rules for responding to legal requests after the U.S. Justice Department during Donald Trump’s presidency subpoenaed it for information on Democratic lawmakers. Apple said it recently instituted a limit of 25 identifiers such as email addresses or phone......

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......

Are you supposed to be enjoying yourselves? Queen Elizabeth asks G7

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth met U.S. President Joe Biden under the canopy of the world’s largest indoor rainforest on Friday as she hosted a reception for leaders of the Group of Seven richest nations, who are holding a three-day summit. The 95-year-old monarch was joined by the other senior members of......

U.S. renewable fuel credits, gasoline margins fall after Reuters report

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Some commodity and energy markets, including renewable fuel credit prices, fell on Friday, after a Reuters report said the U.S. EPA was considering ways to provide relief to U.S. oil refiners from biofuel blending mandates. read more The news caused renewable fuel (D6) credits for 2021 to fall 15% from......

EXCLUSIVE Exodus of veteran crude oil traders from Exxon continues -sources

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An Exxon gas station is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo Exxon Mobil Corp has lost two top crude oil traders from its U.S. energy trading group, according to people familiar with the matter, in a continued exodus from the group. Exxon last year reversed......

Indian court deals blow to Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart in antitrust case

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An Indian court dismissed pleas on Friday by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Walmart’s (WMT.N) Flipkart to quash an antitrust investigation into the business practices of the U.S. firms, dealing them a blow in their key growth market. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced its investigation in January 2020 after......

Elephant herd trekking across China leave one behind

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A herd of wild elephants trekking across China took a break to forage and play in a forest in China’s Yunnan province, after one animal became separated from the group. The main herd of 14 foraged and played in the forest after passing through Yuxi city on Friday. The group......

BOJ may extend pandemic-aid schemes to support fragile recovery

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A man wearing a protective mask stands in front of the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo The Bank of Japan is set to keep its money spigots wide open and may extend its pandemic-relief programmes next......

Toyota aims to make its factories carbon neutral by 2035, says exec

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The Toyota logo is seen on a Corolla model at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) will aim to make all its global factories carbon neutral by 2035, a senior executive said on Friday, pulling forward the......

U.S. tire maker Goodyear loses dispute against foreign workers in Malaysia

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(This June 10 story corrects “over a hundred” to “dozens of” in paragraph 1; number of migrant workers who filed complaints to 184 from 250 in para 2; number of workers in latest judgement to 65 from 109 in para 5) Malaysia’s Industrial Court has ruled in favor of dozens......

Three Percenters militia members charged in U.S. Capitol attack

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U.S. prosecutors have obtained a conspiracy indictment against six California men associated with the Three Percenters right-wing militia, the latest in a series of such charges arising from the Jan. 6 riot by former President Donald Trump’s supporters. The indictment against the men was returned by a grand jury in......

U.S. Senate’s Schumer will ‘look at’ bipartisan infrastructure pitch

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Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he was open to considering a bipartisan infrastructure bill, but wanted to see it in writing – and added he might also push for a follow-up measure that had only his party’s support. President Joe Biden’s push for a sweeping......

P&G says commodity, freight costs to bite this fiscal year

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The logo for Procter & Gamble Co. is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Procter & Gamble Co’s (PG.N) freight and commodity costs have amounted to around $600 million after tax so far......

‘Beat them up’: Toshiba and Japan colluded against foreign investors, probe finds

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Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and Japan’s government colluded to lean on foreign investors to back company management in a key vote, according to an investigation which alleged one executive said they would ask the trade ministry to “beat up” a hedge fund. The shareholder-commissioned report released on Thursday also said that......

France’s Citroen charged with consumer fraud over dieselgate probe

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Carmaker Stellantis (STLA.MI) said on Thursday that its French Citroen unit had been charged with consumer fraud by French prosecutors in a far-reaching diesel emissions probe. Citroen would have to make a deposit of 8 million euros and provide a bank guarantee of 25 million euros for potential compensation for......

China passes law to counter foreign sanctions

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The Chinese national flag is seen in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo China passed a law on Thursday to counter foreign sanctions, as it strives to resist U.S. and EU pressure over trade, technology, Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Individuals or entities involved in making or implementing discriminatory......

U.S. to donate 500 million Pfizer doses to poor nations

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U.S. President Joe Biden waves upon arrival at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, Cornwall, Britain June 9, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Pool The United States will spend $3.5 billion to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer (PFE.N) coronavirus vaccine to some of the world’s poorest countries, it said on......

United to split major jet order between Boeing, Airbus -sources

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A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo United Airlines (UAL.O) is in talks to place a multi-billion-dollar order for single-aisle jets potentially split between Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA),......

Indian state sharply raises COVID-19 death toll prompting call for wide review

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An Indian state has raised its COVID-19 death toll sharply higher after the discovery of thousands of unreported cases, lending weight to suspicion that India’s overall death tally is significantly more than the official figure. Indian hospitals ran out of beds and life-saving oxygen during a devastating second wave of......

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