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  • Walmart testing higher minimum wage for some employees

    • BY Reuters|
    • 12:49 PM ET 01/25/2020

    - Walmart Inc is testing a higher starting wage for certain newly created jobs in about 500 U.S. stores, as it looks to improve in-store experience for customers amid intense competition. The company would offer team associates, a role it recently created, a starting wage of $12 an hour, Walmart spokeswoman Jami Lamontagne said.

  • One year after Vale dam break, pain runs deep in Brazil mine disaster town

    • BY Reuters|
    • 12:33 PM ET 01/25/2020

    Exactly one year ago a tailings dam in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho collapsed, killing more than 250 people in one of the world's worst mining disasters. For survivors and relatives of the victims still searching for answers and justice, time has been no healer. "It's the same today as it was the day of the tragedy. "My sister was a person who loved life.

  • One year after Vale dam break, pain runs deep in Brazil mine disaster town

    • BY Reuters|
    • 12:27 PM ET 01/25/2020

    Exactly one year ago a tailings dam in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho collapsed, killing more than 250 people in one of the world's worst mining disasters. For survivors and relatives of the victims still searching for answers and justice, time has been no healer. "It's the same today as it was the day of the tragedy. "My sister was a person who loved life.

  • Armenian PM urges gold mine protesters to lift blockade

    Armenia's prime minister called on Saturday for environmental protesters to end their 18-month-old blockade of a foreign-owned gold mine, saying the protest was not in the national interest. The Amulsar gold mine, which is located in a remote mountainous region, has been in development by Anglo-American mining firm Lydian International (LYDIF) since 2016, with an investment of nearly $500 million so far.

  • U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin says optimistic about U.S.-UK trade deal

    • BY Reuters|
    • 08:36 AM ET 01/25/2020

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he was optimistic the United States and Britain, soon to be out of the European Union, would strike a trade deal this year and that he had discussed it with Britain's finance minister on Saturday.

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary says optimistic about U.S.-UK trade deal

    • BY Reuters|
    • 07:52 AM ET 01/25/2020

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was optimistic about the potential for a trade deal between the United States and Britain, and there was a focus on getting it done this year. "I'm quite optimistic," Mnuchin said at an event held at the Chatham House think tank in London. "We're focused on trying to get this done this year because we think it's important to both of us."

  • French central banker says digital currency cannot be private

    Digital currency could be useful as cash transactions dwindle in some countries but central banks should be in charge of issuing it, not private companies, Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Saturday.

  • Rescuers dig for survivors after Turkey quake kills at least 29

    • BY Reuters|
    • 02:52 AM ET 01/25/2020

    * Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Elazig province, east of Ankara. * Authorities say 1,466 people injured and in hospitals. * Thousands of rescuers, medical personnel mobilised. By Umit Ozdal. Rescuers searched on Saturday for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing 29 people and injuring more than 1,400.

  • China's Haikou city to start 14-day medical observation for tourists from Hubei

    • BY Reuters|
    • 02:20 AM ET 01/25/2020

    China's Haikou city, capital of the southern island province of Hainan, will start a 14-day centralized medical observation for tourists from the central Hubei province, center of the coronavirus outbreak, from Saturday at noon, the Haikou government said.

  • Turkey quake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

    • BY Reuters|
    • 02:00 AM ET 01/25/2020

    The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for an estimated 22 more people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.

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