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  • PARIS, April 18- Four decades after R2-D2 delivered a vital message from Princess Leia in the hit movie "Star Wars", a French supermarket group plans to use robots inspired by the drum-shaped droid to transport food to customers in Paris. Stepping up the race for automated deliveries with online retailers such as Amazon, Casino's Franprix chain will test the...

  • But the iPhone maker plans to share openly everything that happens in its newest lab in Austin, Texas. The 9,000- square-foot lab will be at the same Austin facility as "Daisy," an Apple-built robot that can now tear apart iPhones at the rate of 1.2 million per year. Apple has not set a date for when it will reach that goal, though some products such as the MacBook Air...

  • The way people get their groceries delivered is changing.

  • HOUSTON/ MEXICO CITY, April 17- Spain's Repsol has suspended its swaps of refined products for crude with Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA, people familiar with the matter said, as U.S. officials weigh penalties for foreign firms doing business with Venezuela. The Spanish oil company has been swapping fuel and waiving payments due from a joint venture...

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell unexpectedly last week as imports dropped, while gasoline and distillate inventories decreased less than forecasts, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for U.S. crude futures fell by 1.54 million barrels, EIA said. "With the refinery runs...

  • LONDON, April 17- Global commodities house Trafigura Group said on Wednesday it is entering petrochemicals trading by teaming up with Houston- based Altis Group International to take advantage of an expanding sector. Geneva- based Trafigura estimates the value of the global petrochemical market at $729 billion and growing. The joint venture will have two...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- From the dusty town in Honduras where thousands are fleeing violence to the currents of the Rio Grande, Reuters photographers walked, waded and flew to capture images of thousands of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States. "It was important to us to have photographers from different backgrounds," said Claudia Daut,...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke talks with voters during his second day of campaigning for the 2020 nomination at Central Park Coffee Company March 15, 2019 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. After losing a long-shot race for U.S. Senate to Ted Cruz (R-TX), the 46-year-old O'Rourke is making his first campaign swing through Iowa after jumping into a crowded Democratic field this week.

    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has released 10 years of his tax returns through 2017 and is promising to release last year's after he files them.

  • HOUSTON, April 15- The costs of a massive fire and chemical spill at a Houston petrochemical facility have begun trickling out, with a local official on Monday estimating emergency response costs at $800,000 for the first two weeks of the disaster alone. A blaze at Mitsui& Co Ltd's Intercontinental Terminals Co petrochemical facility in Deer Park, Texas, last...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. crude oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by about 80,000 barrels per day in May to a record 8.46 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its monthly drilling productivity report on Monday. The largest change is forecast in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, where output is expected...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cast aside pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc's unorthodox bid to shield patents from a federal administrative court's review by transferring them to a Native American tribe. Allergan, which has its headquarters in Dublin, in September 2017 transferred the patents to New York's Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe,...

  • MERIDA, Mexico, April 12- Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that U.S. officials have pledged to help improve the flow of commercial traffic across the two neighbors' shared border, a move that should ease recent bottlenecks harming industrial trade. A slowdown along the U.S.- Mexico border began late last month after U.S.

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  • EL PASO, Texas, April 11- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will send about 100 agents to the Mexico border to speed up crossing times, a U.S. congresswoman said on Thursday, as businesses grapple with trade delays after officers were redeployed to immigration duties. President Donald Trump threatened to close the border if Mexico did not halt a surge of people...

  • DALLAS, April 11- Boeing Co's chief executive said on Thursday that a software update designed to prevent disasters like two recent fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX is working, with about two-thirds of the fast-selling jetliner's customers having seen the fix in simulator sessions. In his first public speech since an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that...

  • DALLAS, April 11- Boeing Co's chief executive said on Thursday that about two-thirds of the planemaker's 737 MAX customers have joined simulator sessions with a software update designed to prevent disasters like two recent fatal crashes involving its best-selling jetliner. In his first public speech since an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed...

  • EL PASO, Texas, April 11- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will send about 100 agents to the Mexico border to speed up crossing times, a U.S. congresswoman said on Thursday, as businesses grapple with trade delays after officers were redeployed to immigration duties. President Donald Trump threatened to close the border if Mexico did not halt a surge of people...

  • DALLAS, April 11- Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said on Thursday that 67 percent of its more than 50 737 MAX customers have tested the manufacturer's software fix in simulator sessions, with additional tests expected in the coming weeks. A Lion Air 737 MAX crashed in Indonesia on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board. An Ethiopian Airlines jet of the...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude at Midland on Thursday traded at the biggest discount to futures in almost four months after Phillips 66 closed a unit for maintenance at its Texas refinery, adding to a backlog of barrels as production climbs. WTI Midland weakened to last trade at a $7.40 a barrel discount to U.S. crude futures, the...

  • CROSBY, Texas/ WASHINGTON, April 10- President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub on Wednesday targeting the power of states to delay natural gas, coal and oil projects as he looks to build support ahead of next year's election. New York has delayed pipelines that would bring natural gas to New England, for example, and...