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Oil Down 3.5% on Week; Demand Concerns Offset Euro Vaccine Progress By Investing.com

Oil Down 3.5% on Week; Demand Concerns Offset Euro Vaccine Progress By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – Oil prices fell as much as 3.5% on the week as concerns over summer fuel demand offset news that Europe appeared to be finally turning the corner on…

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Pubs are reopening but research shows contact tracing still isn’t working – here’s how to fix it

Pubs are reopening but research shows contact tracing still isn’t working – here’s how to fix it

Contact tracing is vital to supporting public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. But rather than providing truthful information, it seems many people lie when asked to provide their contact details. Police officers in Australia, for…

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Microsoft to make US$22 billion worth of augmented reality headsets for US Army

Microsoft to make US$22 billion worth of augmented reality headsets for US Army

Microsoft has reportedly been awarded a ten year contract worth close to US$22 billion, to provide 120,000 military-grade augmented reality (AR) headsets to the US Army. Popularised through mobile apps such as Pokémon Go and…

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Biden admin’s methane emission curbs to exceed Obama’s: EPA chief By Reuters

Biden admin’s methane emission curbs to exceed Obama’s: EPA chief By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Michael Regan testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing in Washington By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s curbs on methane from the U.S. oil and…

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Pandemic recovery will take more than soaring growth – to fuel a more equitable economy, countries need to measure the well-being of people, too

Pandemic recovery will take more than soaring growth – to fuel a more equitable economy, countries need to measure the well-being of people, too

Once a country’s economy reaches a certain level of wealth, gross domestic product – which puts a single dollar value on a country’s total economic output – is no longer a good measure of its…

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Japan industry minister denies raising 2030 emissions reduction target to 45% By Reuters

Japan industry minister denies raising 2030 emissions reduction target to 45% By Reuters

© Reuters. Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama attends a news conference in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s industry minister said on Friday there was no truth to a media report that the…

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Road building is supposed to cut congestion and boost the economy – my research suggests otherwise

Road building is supposed to cut congestion and boost the economy – my research suggests otherwise

British politicians, national and local, tend to like investing in roads. The Treasury believes that the Department for Transport’s approach to economic analysis is sound, and so is willing to award substantial funds. The department…

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soaking it in rice won’t work)

soaking it in rice won’t work)

If you’ve ever gotten your phone wet in the rain, dropped it in water or spilt liquid over it, you’re not alone. One study suggests 25% of smartphone users have damaged their smartphone with water…

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U.S. could face a sixth year of above-average Atlantic storms -forecasters By Reuters

U.S. could face a sixth year of above-average Atlantic storms -forecasters By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Hurricane Zeta aftermath in New Orleans 2/2 By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) – The United States should prepare for a sixth year of above-average number of Atlantic hurricanes, Colorado State…

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made big headlines around the world. The price of oil rose, and companies…

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