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China's COSCO Shipping wins U.S. security clearance for OOIL deal

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's COSCO Shipping Holdings <601919.SS> <1919.HK> said on Sunday a key U.S. review body has cleared its planned $6.3 billion acquisition of shipping firm Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL)<0316.HK> on security issues.<p>COSCO said on June 30 that all pre-conditions for …

Security

Walmart's Virtual Showroom Lets You Shop in 3D to Furnish Your Home Without Having to Leave It

Good news, couch potatoes: You can now shop for a new sofa in 3-D splendor without ever having to leave your beloved living room.<p>Walmart rolled out a …

eCommerce

SpaceX will launch its 12th rocket of the year on a mission to the International Space Station

One of Elon Musk’s most important metrics is how quickly SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rockets can be ready to fly again. Early tomorrow morning (June 29), they’ll set a new record: A rocket that just over two months ago carried a satellite observatory into orbit will carry a Dragon spacecraft (also …

Space Travel

China’s “debt trap” is even worse than we thought

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.<p>That handover gave China a strategic foothold just 100 miles from its rival India, akin to how the Soviet Union’s foothold …

Sri Lanka

U.S. charges hundreds in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 601 people including doctors for taking part in healthcare frauds that resulted in over $2 billion in losses and contributed to the nation's opioid epidemic in some cases.<p>The arrests came in dozens of unrelated …

U.S. Department of Justice

BAE wins multi-billion pound Australian warship contract

<b>British defence giant BAE Systems has won a multi-billion pound contract from the Australian government to build nine new warships, marking a significant victory for British military exports.</b><p>BAE beat Italian and Spanish rivals to win a large slice of the £19.6bn ($25.7bn; A$35bn) spending programme.<p>…

BAE Systems

Saudi Arabia's $90 Billion Reason to Allow Women to Drive

Allowing Saudi women to drive could help the kingdom reap as much income as selling shares in Saudi Aramco.<p>The move, which went into effect on …

Saudi Arabia

Nestle Bets $7 Billion on Starbucks to Revive Coffee Sales

For years, a smoldering George Clooney would sip his espresso and ask: “Nespresso...what else?” Turns out the answer is: Starbucks.<p>In the …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

Tencent chief 'richer than Google founders'

<b>The value of China's biggest social network company - Tencent Holdings - has overtaken that of Facebook.</b><p>The company owns WeChat, an enormously popular messaging app in China, and hit gaming franchises such as League of Legends and Honour of Kings.<p>It is the first Asian firm to surpass a market value …

Trump Calls for Saudi Aramco to List on New York Stock Exchange

President Donald Trump personally lobbied Saudi King Salman to list the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. on the New York Stock Exchange during a phone call …

The company that owns Corona is getting into the pot business

The company that owns Corona is getting into Canadian pot.<p>Constellation Brands (STZ) has agreed to pay $190 million for a 10% stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, which sells medical marijuana in Canada and plans to sell recreational pot there when it becomes legal, as soon as next July.<p>Canopy CEO …

Why We Need Political Parties

In less than a decade, the world went from worrying about financial crashes to worrying about crashing democracies.<p>Starting in 2008, we were distressed over which economy would topple next, or whether the next banking crisis would wipe out people’s savings. Yet the Great Recession was not as …

Toys ‘R’ Us Files for Bankruptcy, Crushed by Online Competition

Toys “R” Us Inc., the ultimate toyland for a generation of postwar baby boomers, filed for bankruptcy thanks to a crushing debt load from a buyout …

A este bichito no hay asteroide que lo extinga

Los osos de agua serían los últimos animales en desaparecer en caso de un cataclismo espacial<p>Los puedes hervir, congelarlos hasta casi el cero …

“En diez años no quedarán cuernos de rinoceronte con los que traficar”

Una investigación encubierta muestra cómo la corrupción en China sigue ayudando al mercado negro<p>El kilo de cuerno de rinoceronte es uno de los bienes …

The Electric Vehicle Takeover May Happen Sooner Than Anticipated

By 2040, could half of all new cars be electric?<p>Electric cars haven’t exactly been flying out of showrooms in the last few years. The Tesla phenomenon aside, EV sales currently make up less than 1% of the U.S. market. They remain relatively expensive compared to conventional vehicles (even after …

Electric Vehicles

El legado olímpico, incumplido en las inactivas sedes de los Juegos de Río

RÍO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Menos de seis meses después de que Río de Janeiro albergara los primeros Juegos Olímpicos en Sudamérica, varias sedes del evento se encuentran inactivas e incluso en mal estado, planteando interrogantes sobre un legado que, según los organizadores, beneficiaría a la …

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its site.<p>To celebrate that new feature, it dug into its data to find out which industries and job titles had the most openings.<p>All told, there are a whopping $272 …

Le Pen is campaigning on how bad the EU is for France’s economy, just as things are improving

Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign last weekend with all the populist flourish of Donald Trump. The crowd at the rally in Lyon chanted “this is our country!” back at the leader of France’s far-right National Front party. Le Pen promised to “restore freedom” to France if she wins …

European Union

Judge rejects Anthem's $54 billion takeover of Cigna

A federal judge halted Anthem’s bid to acquire Cigna for $54 billion this evening, ruling the deal between the insurance giants can't go forward because it would illegally hurt competition.<p>U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson concluded that the merger, which would create the country's largest …

MoMA has swapped out Picasso and Matisse paintings for works by artists from Muslim-majority countries

A poignant political protest is taking place on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The museum, located just two blocks from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, transformed its galleries overnight and hung works by artists from the Muslim-majority countries affected by president …

Art

Judge Halts Trump Immigration Order Nationwide

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday put a nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order barring nationals from seven …

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …

Snap shoots for the sky, promises little in $3 billion IPO pitch

(Reuters) - Snapchat owner Snap Inc shot the opening salvo in its $3 billion initial public offering on Thursday, outlining aggressive expansion plans but offering new investors no say on how the company is run and no promise of profits.<p>Snap’s publication on Thursday of its IPO registration …

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IMF deputy managing director warns on uncertain U.S. policy, rising protectionism

TOKYO (Reuters) - Questions remain over the United States’ growth outlook due to uncertainty over the new administration’s policies, while rising protectionism in advanced economies could affect Asia’s prosperity, a senior International Monetary Fund official said.<p>FILE PHOTO - Mitsuhiro Furusawa …

Economy

Johnson & Johnson's $30 Billion Cash Deal Is Finally Happening

Swiss biotech company Actelion said on Thursday it had agreed to be purchased by Johnson & Johnson in a $30 billion all-cash deal, following weeks of …

Exclusive: Millions of barrels of Venezuelan oil stuck at sea in dirty tankers

HOUSTON/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) - More than 4 million barrels of Venezuelan crude and fuels are sitting in tankers anchored in the Caribbean sea, unable to reach their final destination because state-run PDVSA cannot pay for hull cleaning, inspections, and other port services, according to …

Oil

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

Singularity