Chevron Stayed in Venezuela Long After Rivals Quit. It’s Having Second Thoughts.

CARACAS—For nearly a century, Chevron Corp. has weathered dictatorships, coups and nationalization drives to keep pumping oil in Venezuela. But recently, executives at the last U.S. oil major in the country have debated whether it may be time to get out, according to people familiar with their deliberations. For now, Chevron hopes to hang…

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Brazil elections: Bolsonaro and Haddad to go to second round

Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil’s turbulent 2018 presidential election will go to a second round runoff between far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad of the left-leaning Workers’ Party. Bolsonaro nearly took Sunday’s election in the first round as he and his team insisted he would but in the end just missed the…

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U.S. Economy Grew At 4.1% Rate in Second Quarter

WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy grew at the strongest pace in nearly four years during the second quarter, powered by a rebound in consumer spending, strong exports and firm business investment. Gross domestic product—the value of all goods and services produced across the economy—rose at a seasonally and inflation-adjusted annual rate of 4.1% from April through June,…

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100,000 take to London’s streets to demand second Brexit vote

Two years after the vote for Brexit and with no certainty on what a final deal might look like, 100,000 pro-European Union protestors took to the streets of central London to demand another vote on the final terms of Brexit, Reuters reports. The details: The “People’s Vote” campaign demands a public ballot so people “can…

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