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U.S. judge to question Big Oil on climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Five of the world’s biggest energy producers will be questioned by a federal judge on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses the companies of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming. FILE PHOTO – The logo of Chevron (CVX)…

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Global stocks tread water ahead of Fed meeting

LONDON (Reuters) – Global equities trod water on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, while investors reassessed their views of tech stocks following a slump in Facebook’s shares after reports of data misuse. The MSCI world equity index .MIWD00000PUS, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was flat in percentage…

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Apple grabs two-year lead in 3D sensing race

(Reuters) – Most Android phones will have to wait until 2019 to duplicate the 3D sensing feature behind Apple’s Face ID security, three major parts producers have told Reuters, handicapping Samsung and others on a technology that is set to be worth billions in revenue over the next few years. FILE PHOTO:…

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Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street

TEMPE, Ariz./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation. The ride services company said it was suspending North American…

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Large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several large retail companies, including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and Macy’s, are making a direct appeal to President Donald Trump not to impose massive tariffs on goods imported from China, in a letter sent to the White House on Monday. FILE PHOTO – A Chinese national flag is seen…

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