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Source: Common Domain

Oil-Dri Corporation of America Appoints New CFO

Wednesday 05:10 GMT

The Chicago company, which mines sorbent minerals and manufactures industrial and consumer products such as cat litter, said it chose Ms. Kreh for her experience in finance and information technology, as technology becomes increasingly integrated into its business, said Oil-Dri General Counsel Laura Scheland.

Ms. Kreh, who will oversee the finance, accounting and information technology functions at Oil-Dri, replaces Daniel Smith, who held the position for the past six years.

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Source: Common Domain

Kuwait, Saudis Close to Oil-Field Pact After U.S. Intervention

Thursday 03:20 GMT

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are close to restarting operations at oil fields in a disputed territory between the two countries after the U.S. intervened to broker an agreement, according to oil officials familiar with the discussions.

The ministry’s opposition softened after the U.S. State Department promised Kuwait it would guarantee its security going forward, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Source: BBC

Girl, 7, takes dad to police over toilet

Thursday 19:05 GMT

She hadn't been speaking to her father for the last 10 days but the police brokered peace between them: Hanifa and her father finally shook hands.

If not arrest, she added, she wanted the police to at least force him to provide her with a signed letter saying by when he would get her the toilet. Her father, Ehsanullah, told BBC Tamil he had actually begun building the toilet, but did not have enough money to complete it.

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Source: Common Domain

Chinese Oil-Field-Services Firm to Pay $3.4 Million to Settle Sanctions Violations

Thursday 20:56 GMT

U.S. authorities imposed about $3.4 million in penalties on a Chinese oil-field-services firm, alleging it schemed to evade U.S. export controls and sanctions on Iran.

The employee, who identified himself as the Yantai Jereh sales manager for Iran at the time, told an Iranian company in an email that, although Yantai Jereh previously had exited the Iranian market because of U.S. sanctions risk, it would “build a new way” to access Iran, settlement documents show.

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Source: Reuters

Rep. Meadows out of running for White House chief of staff: officials

Thursday 23:40 GMT

President Donald Trump told Republican U.S. Representative Mark Meadows that he wants him to stay in Congress rather than take the White House chief of staff job the president is seeking to fill, three senior White House officials said on Wednesday.

Kelly, Trump’s second chief of staff, after Reince Priebus, had tried to bring more discipline to the chaotic Trump White House and frequently found himself at odds with the president.

2 Articles
Source: Global News

Whistler request for Alberta oilsands company to cover climate change expenses causes outrage

Saturday 04:14 GMT

Whistler has joined several other B.C. municipalities in calling on the oil and gas industry to pay for budget costs covering events related to climate change, and the reaction has not been kind.

Climate change could trigger next global recession, 415 investment funds warn. Calgary-based energy consultant Terry Etam said in a statement to Global News that industry workers and advocates have been outraged by the letter and feel like they’re being unfairly targeted, as humans also contribute greatly to greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

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Source: Global News

Whistler request for Alberta oilsands company to cover climate change expenses causes outrage

Saturday 04:14 GMT

Whistler has joined several other B.C. municipalities in calling on the oil and gas industry to pay for budget costs covering events related to climate change, and the reaction has not been kind.

Climate change could trigger next global recession, 415 investment funds warn. Calgary-based energy consultant Terry Etam said in a statement to Global News that industry workers and advocates have been outraged by the letter and feel like they’re being unfairly targeted, as humans also contribute greatly to greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

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Source: Common Domain

The troubling reason grandparents should think twice about spoiling their grandkids this holiday season

Saturday 19:05 GMT

Grandma and grandpa may love to spoil the grandkids every Christmas, but they might want to hold off on spending too much on presents this holiday season.

“Around the holiday season, sometimes you see a spike because people want to participate in giving gifts and it’s hard not to do that if you have access to credit.” “Anything that they can’t pay for out of their income, they will charge if they can,” said Lori Trawinski, director of banking and finance at AARP Public Policy Institute.

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Source: Common Domain

Amazon’s strategy to foil porch pirates with facial recognition hints at a ‘dangerous future,’ critics say

Sunday 11:44 GMT

The retail giant filed for a patent in November on a new feature for its Ring video doorbells that would use facial recognition software to identify “suspicious persons” near a customer’s front door. Such people could then be added to a database of “suspicious” people, the patent showed, according to the Telegraph.

Some say Amazon’s possible use of facial recognition software represents an “unprecedented” threat to civil liberties and racial justice. “Amazon is dreaming of a dangerous future, with its technology at the center of a massive decentralized surveillance network, running real-time facial recognition on members of the public using cameras installed in people’s doorbells,” wrote Jacob Snow, technology and civil liberties attorney at the ACLU of Northern California on Wednesday.


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