In 2020, Californians will have new privacy rights online

In 2020, Californians will have new privacy rights online

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The internet is going to look, and work, a little different starting today. That’s because Californians have new rights over how their personal information is gathered, stored and sold by any company operating in the state as of Jan. 1, thanks to the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA. As businesses scramble to get in […]

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Thousands join Hong Kong anti-government protest

Thousands join Hong Kong anti-government protest

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Tens of thousands have gathered in Hong Kong to show their support for pro-democracy protesters who have vowed to continue their fight into 2020 following months of unrest in the territory, which is mired in its biggest political crisis in decades. “We walk together and never forget those who were suppressed . . . we will never forget our […]

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Judge stalls California labor law as it relates to truckers

Judge stalls California labor law as it relates to truckers

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A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new California labor law from more than 70,000 independent truckers. The law makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits such as workers’ compensation. Freelance writers and photographers are also seeking a restraining […]

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Johan Sverdrup: Norway’s big bet on a rosy future for oil

Johan Sverdrup: Norway’s big bet on a rosy future for oil

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In the middle of the North Sea, four metal platforms perched on yellow supports and weighing 100,000 tonnes sit above more than $100bn of black gold.  The Johan Sverdrup field, located in Norwegian waters not far from the border with the UK, does not officially open until January, but has already polarised opinion. For proponents, […]

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Gold has its best year since 2010 amid global jitters

Gold has its best year since 2010 amid global jitters

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Gold climbed to a three-month high to clinch its best annual performance since 2010, as a weaker dollar helped cap a year marked by global economic jitters and trade frictions. Bullion gained 19% this year as central banks globally embraced looser monetary policy to boost growth. Brexit, unrest in regions from Chile to Hong Kong […]

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Militia supporters attempt to storm US embassy in Baghdad

Militia supporters attempt to storm US embassy in Baghdad

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Supporters of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia attempted to storm the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday as thousands of people protested against American air strikes that killed at least 25 militiamen. US President Donald Trump vowed to hold Iran responsible for “damage incurred”, after protesters, some in military uniforms, threw stones into the embassy, pulled […]

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