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Oil prices jump on hopes for OPEC, Russia meeting on output cuts By Reuters

Oil prices jump on hopes for OPEC, Russia meeting on output cuts By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A maze of crude oil pipes and valves at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas By Jane Chung SEOUL (Reuters) – Oil bounced back on Wednesday, with U.S. crude jumping…

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Striking Amazon, Instacart employees reveal how a basic economic principle could derail our ability to combat the coronavirus

Striking Amazon, Instacart employees reveal how a basic economic principle could derail our ability to combat the coronavirus

A series of recent protests by the workers preparing and delivering our essential foods and other goods highlights a key risk to our ability to combat the coronavirus. Some employees at an Amazon warehouse and…

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No, 5G radiation doesn’t cause or spread the coronavirus. Saying it does is destructive

No, 5G radiation doesn’t cause or spread the coronavirus. Saying it does is destructive

A conspiracy theory claiming 5G can spread the coronavirus is making the rounds on social media. The myth supposedly gained traction when a Belgian doctor linked the “dangers” of 5G technology to the virus during…

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Fuel demand crash shuts U.S. ethanol plants, meatpackers lack refrigerant By Reuters

Fuel demand crash shuts U.S. ethanol plants, meatpackers lack refrigerant By Reuters

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sculpture adorns Smithfield Foods’ hog slaughterhouse in Smithfield 2/3 By Stephanie Kelly and Tom Polansek NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as…

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South Africa’s mobile market: the bottlenecks blocking competition

South Africa’s mobile market: the bottlenecks blocking competition

In the recent State of the Nation address President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed the South African Competition Commission’s ruling to dramatically reduce data prices as an important step to improve lives, bring people into the digital…

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Oil Prices Rally as Saudi-Russian Deal “Very, Very Close” By Investing.com

Oil Prices Rally as Saudi-Russian Deal “Very, Very Close” By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Gina Lee Investing.com – Oil prices rallied in Asia on Tuesday from a dramatic 8%-fall in their last session. International rose 2.43% to $34.11 by 9:52 PM ET (2:52 AM GMT) and…

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COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

COVID-19 shows why this urgently needs to change

The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its quest to find efficacious therapies to treat COVID-19, plans to conduct a multi-arm, multi-country clinical trial. The trials have yet to begin, but ten countries have already signed…

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How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequality

How youth skills training in Kenya can reduce inequality

Sub-Saharan Africa’s burgeoning population of young people is considered one of its greatest untapped resources. Young men and women aged 15-24 constitute about a fifth of the total population. It’s a huge resource because, if…

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Gold Prices Surge as Squeeze on Physical Market Continues By Investing.com

Gold Prices Surge as Squeeze on Physical Market Continues By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Geoffrey Smith  Investing.com — Gold prices roared higher again on Monday, extending a three-session rally as confidence returned to global financial markets against a backdrop of slowly improving health data from Europe. By…

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How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are ‘spillovers’ becoming more common?

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are ‘spillovers’ becoming more common?

Viruses are little more than parasitic fragments of RNA or DNA. Despite this, they are astonishingly abundant in number and genetic diversity. We don’t know how many virus species there are, but there could be…

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