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Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

Published 12/02/2018

Chocfinger made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel. [more…]

Starbucks disappoints after holiday drink sales lose steam

Starbucks disappoints after holiday drink sales lose steam

Published 26/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: A Starbucks store is seen inside the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy [more…]

London cafe unveils the ‘selfieccino’ – self portraits in froth

London cafe unveils the ‘selfieccino’ – self portraits in froth

Published 20/12/2017

LONDON (Reuters) - A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own [more…]

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

Published 23/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A Cappuccino stands on a table at a branch of Costa coffee in Manchester, Britain, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - [more…]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Published 06/11/2017

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. [more…]

Trump adds trademarks in casino hub Macau

Trump adds trademarks in casino hub Macau

Published 07/08/2017

A company linked to U.S. President Donald Trump has been granted approval from the Chinese territory of Macau for additional trademarks, including casino services, to develop the "Trump" brand in the world's biggest gambling center. [more…]

Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump ban

Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump ban

Published 30/01/2017

Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz, pictured with images from the company's new ''Race Together'' project behind him, speaks during the company's annual shareholder's meeting in Seattle, Washington March 18, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder

Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said on Sunday that the company planned to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees from certain countries.

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Caribbean fears for coastal families as Hurricane Matthew gets close

Caribbean fears for coastal families as Hurricane Matthew gets close

Published 03/10/2016

Residents stand on a pier ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Haiti and Jamaica urged residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace Caribbean nations since 2007, drenched the Jamaican capital.

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Hurricane Matthew fears grow in Haiti, some resist shelters

Hurricane Matthew fears grow in Haiti, some resist shelters

Published 03/10/2016

Inesia Laguerre cradles her grandchild at the shelter set up in the Lycee Philippe Guerrier ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Fears mounted in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew edged closer on Monday, bringing 145 mile-per-hour (230 kph) winds and life-threatening rain that could wreak havoc in the Caribbean nation, where some 2,000 people in one coastal town refused to evacuate.

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Starbucks cafe sales miss targets as growth cools, stock falls

Starbucks cafe sales miss targets as growth cools, stock falls

Published 21/07/2016

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) reported quarterly cafe sales growth that fell short of expectations in all major markets as customers made fewer visits, sending its shares [more…]