White House launches clean energy effort, $100 million in technology funding

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Solar panels are seen on a parking garage in Palm Springs 2/2 By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday announced the U.S. Department of Energy will offer $ 100 million in funding to support low-carbon energy technologies and create a working group to aid their development […]

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China launches antitrust probe into tech giant Alibaba

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Signs of Alibaba Group and Ant Group are seen during the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen 2/2 By Julie Zhu, Kane Wu and Cheng Leng HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) -China has launched an antitrust investigation into Alibaba (NYSE:) Group and will summon the tech giant’s Ant Group affiliate to meet […]

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Australian regulator launches probe into stock market outage

© Reuters. A board displaying stock prices is adorned with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) logo in central Sydney (Reuters) – Australia’s corporate regulator is investigating an outage at the country’s stock exchange last week that hit trading systems and nearly wiped out an entire session, bourse operator ASX Ltd said on Monday. The software […]

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India’s Modi launches property-card scheme to aid rural households

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: India’s Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a property-card scheme on Sunday that he vowed would provide clarity of property rights in villages and enable farmers to use their property as collateral for loans from financial institutions. Two-thirds […]

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UK launches scheme to help new COVID jobless back into work

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London LONDON (Reuters) – The British government launched a new employment programme on Monday aimed at helping those left jobless due to the COVID-19 pandemic to get back into work. The Department for Work and Pensions said the Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS) scheme […]

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UK’s Sunak launches pared-back job support scheme as COVID surges

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers are reflected in the window of a closed shop following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chester, Britain 2/2 By David Milliken and Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak announced on Thursday fresh plans to help the pandemic-ravaged economy with a new jobs […]

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Business review site Yelp launches ‘Latinx-owned’ tag

© Reuters. (Reuters) – Crowdsourced business review website Yelp (N:) on Tuesday launched a tag for businesses to mark themselves as “Latinx-owned” in a move designed to support Latino businesses hit hard by the pandemic, the company said. People using the Yelp site will be able to search for businesses via the tag to channel […]

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Porsche launches investigation into suspected engine manipulation – BamS

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Porsche is seen outside a Porsche car dealer, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brussels FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (DE:) luxury sports vehicle unit Porsche AG has launched an internal investigation into the suspected manipulation of petrol engines, German weekly Bild am Sonntag (BamS) reported. Porsche has […]

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Uber launches grocery delivery in Latin America, Canada with U.S. to follow

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – Uber Technologies (NYSE:) Inc on Tuesday further expanded delivery offerings, launching an app-based grocery service in several Latin American and Canadian cities, with the United States to follow later this month. The company’s latest foray into the […]

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