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Brazilian Government Racing to Convince Markets Meat Is Safe

Thursday March 23rd, 2017 01:28:14 AM
Brazil’s government raced Wednesday to convince skittish local and global markets that meatpackers accused of paying bribes to meat inspectors in a corruption scandal did so to get their products out faster, not to sell rancid meat and poultry here and abroad.

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Reality Check for Bulls as Trump Policy Doubts Rise

Tuesday March 21st, 2017 10:19:31 PM
Stocks suffer big drop led by banks, retailers as complacency gives way to concerns over growth agenda.

Probes Show How Russian Money Travels the World

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 08:37:53 PM
Barron’s exposes $20 billion that secretly flowed to smugglers, big banks and big business. US Business

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Elliott Threatens to Force Akzo Nobel to Engage With PPG

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 09:32:28 PM
U.S. activist investor Elliott Management has emerged as a key player in a $24 billion, trans-Atlantic standoff between Akzo Nobel and PPG Industries, two of the world’s oldest industrial companies.

AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads From Google Over 'Hate' Videos

Thursday March 23rd, 2017 04:22:31 AM
AT&T and Verizon Communications pulled much of their advertising from Google over concerns that their ads may have run alongside controversial videos, extending the financial impact of a controversy.

Sears Stock Stumbles After Going-Concern Warning

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 11:16:05 PM
Sears raised doubts in a securities filing about its ability to keep operating after seven years of losses, sending the retailer’s share price tumbling and spooking some of its landlords.

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Coca-Cola Funded Anti-Obesity Nonprofit GEBN Shuts Down After Allegations Of Coke's Involvement

Tuesday December 1st, 2015 09:10:04 AM
The Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN), a nonprofit organization funded by the Coca-Cola Co., said on its website late Monday that it will discontinue its operations. The announcement comes four months after it was revealed that the Atlanta, Georgia-based beverage maker was involved in the activities of the group.

Cyber Monday Is Still The Busiest Online Shopping Day Of The Year, Even As Year-Round Web Commerce Booms

Monday November 30th, 2015 09:11:34 PM
Eager to capture the frenzied crowds that flock to brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday, online retailers banded together 10 years ago and birthed a shopping holiday of their own. Since then, so-called Cyber Monday has turned out to be an enormous success, becoming the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Small Shops See Uptick In Customers Despite Lack Of Small Business Saturday American Express Incentives

Saturday November 28th, 2015 10:57:07 PM
In the wake of Black Friday, small shops and retailers were getting the attention on Saturday as United States consumers came out for Small Business Saturday -- a shopping holiday conceived by American Express in 2010. The day has become a way for small retailers, restaurants and shops to promote their establishments within their local communities.

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‘Pokémon GO’ Water Festival: Spawn Rates Of Squirtle, Totodile, Magikarp And Evolutions Increased

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 11:19:32 PM
Don’t be surprised when you see more Water-type Pokémon spawning in your location starting today, The Pokémon Company just launched the global Water Festival in “Pokémon GO.” This in-game event is making it possible for Trainers to catch Water Pokémon like Squirtle, Totodile, Magikarp and even Lapras for a limited amount of time.

Internet Privacy Rules Could Be Killed By Senate Thursday With Congressional Review Act

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 09:17:59 PM
The United States Senate is planning to start the process Wednesday to eliminate rules that would prevent broadband internet providers from collecting sensitive data from subscribers. A vote is expected to take place on Thursday. The expected vote was confirmed to International Business Times by a spokesperson for Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, who will speak in opposition of the measure on Wednesday, and open internet advocacy group Public Knowledge.

Siri Vs. Alexa: Marriott Testing Apple, Amazon Voice Assistants In Hotel

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 06:35:28 PM
Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are currently in a showdown over which will be the AI assistant of choice for travelers, according to a Bloomberg report. Marriott International Inc. is testing the voice assistants at its Aloft hotel in Boston’s Seaport district and will choose which it will launch more broadly across its locations.

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Iran's New Oil And Gas Contract Terms Flexible On Crude Price, Risk: Official

Saturday November 21st, 2015 01:48:00 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) -- Iran's new oil and gas contracts will have flexible terms that take into account oil price fluctuations and investment risks, a senior Iranian official told Reuters Saturday. Iran is trying to lure back international oil companies to develop its vast oil and gas reserves once sanctions are lifted under a deal with world powers. Iran will announce a new development contract model at conferences in Tehran Nov. 28-29 ‎and in London in February.

With Crude Prices At Historic Lows, Saudi Arabia Pledges To Keep Oil Coming

Sunday November 8th, 2015 10:32:47 PM
A year after the price of crude went into free fall, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has said that it has no plans to reduce oil drilling. In comments to the Financial Times, Saudi officials said they see no reason to slow the supply of oil in advance of an international producers' meeting in December. 

How Will Federal Budget Deal Affect US Oil Security?

Wednesday October 28th, 2015 07:27:23 PM
As Middle East and Latin American countries grapple with sinking oil prices, the United States is considering a budget deal that would require the sale of 58 million barrels of oil from the emergency reserve created decades ago to shield the nation from market disruptions. While this release of crude is unlikely to directly affect oil prices, some experts say depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve could leave the U.S. vulnerable to unforeseen events that disrupt global oil markets.

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