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China temporarily spares U.S. oil imports from tariffs

China temporarily spares U.S. oil imports from tariffs

Business
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil exports have been temporarily spared from Chinese tariffs, giving state-run oil refineries a short window to import as much as possible. They're scrambling for U.S. imports because WTI, the U.S. benchmark, is selling at a $ 6.66 per barrel discount to Dubai crude oil. That's the biggest price difference of the year. China announced 10 percent tariffs on $ 60 billion in U.S. imports Tuesday in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest volley of tariffs that were announced Monday. It's not clear when China's tariffs on crude oil will go into effect. "Oil on the tariffs list will only impact trade flows but not overall demand and as such could weaken U.S. grades regionally and in the worse case WTI prices but the global benchmark Brent should not be af...
Gas prices steady after onslaught from Hurricane Florence

Gas prices steady after onslaught from Hurricane Florence

Business
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Hurricane Florence had little effect on gasoline prices because the storm didn't go near refineries or other energy infrastructure. The Carolinas and surrounding states also had an abundant supply of gasoline, analysts report, explaining the lack of a spike in prices. AAA reports that national prices remained steady at $ 2.85 on the week. Gasoline supplies in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast topped 66.7 million barrels, the highest level since March 2016. But actually delivering gasoline to gas stations in the hardest hit areas of North Carolina could be a short-term challenge. During the build-up to the hurricane, many drivers topped off their tanks, leaving some stations empty. "Gasoline stocks in the hurricane-impacted area are healthy, but delivery of gasoline will be ...
Learning People attracts new backing from Talis

Learning People attracts new backing from Talis

Business
One of London's leading backers of technology start-ups is leading a multimillion pound investment in Learning People, an online training company which its backers believes is well-placed to capitalise on the explosion in corporate demand for cybersecurity advice. Sky News understands that Talis Capital, which is a shareholder‎ in businesses including Darktrace and Iwoca, will announce this week a fresh commitment to Learning People.‎The online training‎ group and its subsidiary, Skillsfox, will also unveil the appointment to their advisory boards of Tony Glass, former boss of the European operations of Skillsoft, a similar company sold to the buyout firm Charterhouse for $ 2bn‎.‎Talis's new backing for Learning People will follow an initial in...
Last Delta II successfully launches ICESat-2 from Vandenberg

Last Delta II successfully launches ICESat-2 from Vandenberg

Science
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- NASA's newest ice-measuring satellite was launched into orbit around Earth's poles on Saturday morning aboard the last flight of United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. ICESat-2 was carried into space at 6:02 a.m. PDT from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, NASA said. The scheduled time was 5:46 a.m. but it had a 40-minute launch window. The spacecraft deployed its four solar panels and is drawing power, meaning it successfully went into orbit. It is orbiting the globe, pole to pole, at 17,069 mph from an average altitude of 290 miles. Ground stations in Svalbard, Norway, acquired signals from the spacecraft. The official name is NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2. ICESat-2's only instrument is a laser system designed to measure the height of Earth's ...
GGG vs Canelo 2 TV guide: How to watch tonight’s huge middleweight fight from Vegas

GGG vs Canelo 2 TV guide: How to watch tonight’s huge middleweight fight from Vegas

Sports
SECONDS OUT The most eagerly awaited fight of the year is finally upon us, as the two best middleweights in the world clash again It’s finally time for Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez to settle their differences in the ring once and for all. Almost a year to the day since they last went toe-to-toe in Las Vegas, the biggest stars of the middleweight division will battle it out once again over 12 gruelling rounds. The duo were supposed to meet in Las Vegas on May 5 When is the fight? The long-awaited rematch will once again be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It’s expected that the main event will start around 4am UK time.  Last September GGG felt he had done enough to secure victory over Canelo but the judges ruled t...