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Source: US PIRG
WASHINGTON - This afternoon, the U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill free of several anti-sustainability and anti-health provisions that were included in the House version, by a vote of 86 to 11. Kara Cook-Schultz, U.S. PIRG Toxics...
June 29, 2018 China’s “debt trap” is even worse than we thoughtSource: Quartz
An egotistical president, an influx of foreign cash, and a massive pile of debt led to Sri Lanka handing over an entire port to China in December 2017, on a century-long lease.
June 28, 2018 Disney wins antitrust approval to purchase most of FoxSource: CNN
The US Justice Department has agreed to a settlement with Disney that will allow it to purchase most of 21st Century Fox's assets.
Source: Economic Times
Having clawed back some ground on Wednesday, the pan-European STOXX 600 and Germany's trade-sensitive DAX were down 0.4 and 0.6 per cent by 0850 GMT, with technology and financial shares the biggest drags. Tech stocks were the...
The U.S. Forest Service has offered Nestlé a three-year permit to continue drawing millions of gallons of water from the San Bernardino National Forest.
BEIJING - The Chinese government said in a white paper on Thursday that China will take steps to further open its economy, and that fulfilling World Trade Organization (WTO) entry commitments has never been the end-point of the ...
June 28, 2018 Selloff Deepens in Final Hour of TradingSource: The Street
Stocks extended their losses in late trading on Wednesday, June 27, after rising earlier in the session following indications from the White House that it wouldn't aim to block companies with at least 25% Chinese ownership from...
June 28, 2018 US crude surges 3.2% on supply concerns, settling at $72.76, best closing price since Nov 2014Source: CNBC
Oil prices rose to their highest level since November 2014 on Wednesday after a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude stockpiles added to a rally fueled by a major Canadian supply outage, concerns about Libya's exports and...
About 39 million acres of tree cover disappeared in 2017 – an area the size of Bangladesh – according to data released Wednesday by the World Resources Institute. That amounts to 40 football fields every minute for a whole year,...
The Bank of England says the UK has made positive "progress" on handling financial services risks around the UK's departure from the European Union.
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