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February 6, 2018 UK watchdog calls for finance pact with EU to avoid Brexit chaosSource: Reuters
LONDON - British and European Union watchdogs could sign a pact to avoid Brexit disrupting trillions of pounds in cross-border financial contracts and undermine market stability, a top UK regulator said on Monday.
February 6, 2018 Upheaval at Newsweek: Top editors fired amid investigationSource: USA Today
Newsweek, whose iconic history as a news organization has spanned eight decades, is making headlines of a different sort this week: Its top editors have been fired amid a maelstrom of controversy in the newsroom.
February 6, 2018 U.S. regulators to back more oversight of virtual currenciesSource: Reuters
WASHINGTON - Digital currencies such as bitcoin demand increased oversight and may require a new federal regulatory framework, the top U.S. markets regulators will tell lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.
February 5, 2018 Commentary: Be afraidSource: Press Herald
...much more money must go into the development of a so-called universal flu vaccine – one that would protect against any of flu’s many strains, including any new versions of the virus that might jump from animals to humans, as...
February 5, 2018 Janet Yellen: The exit interviewSource: CBS News
"It is a bittersweet moment, because I really love this job. It has been the central focus of my life. You know, I enjoy time with my family outside of work. But the work I do here is the core of my existence, and it's been my...
February 5, 2018 A raucous Google-Uber fight is finally heading to trialSource: Atlanta Journal Constitution
SAN FRANCISCO A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service are colliding in a courtroom showdown revolving around allegations of deceit, betrayal, espionage and a high-tech heist that...
February 5, 2018 AP Explains: The EU single market and the customs unionSource: Miami Herald
LONDON The British government is divided over whether to stay in a customs union with the rest of the European Union after Brexit, with the prime minister backing a plan to leave.
February 5, 2018 The Powell era at the Fed seems sure to face some turbulenceSource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — When Jerome Powell is sworn in Monday as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, the pride of the moment may be tempered by Powell’s recognition of the risks that lie ahead.
Source: The Verge
n less than 100 days, Cape Town — a South African city of about 4 million people — could run out of water, in what officials call “Day Zero.” A view of the crisis from space shows the city’s massive reservoirs drying up after...
February 2, 2018 Oklahoma Quakes Tied to How Deep Wastewater Is InjectedSource: US News
WASHINGTON — A new study finds that a major trigger of man-made earthquakes rattling Oklahoma is how deep — not just how much — fracking wastewater is injected into the ground.
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