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Ben Kellerman

Pandemic curtails most U.S. Pride events, but some march on

29 Jun 2020

NEW YORK The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of most in-person Pride events this year, but a march in Manhattan on Sunday drew thousands to the streets in solidarity with protesters demanding an end to racial injustice and police brutality.

When professional collides with personal along the caravan route

30 Nov 2018

NEW YORK Delphine Schrank, Reuters chief correspondent for Mexico and Central America, gave two middle-aged Honduran men, both migrants, some sliced cucumber from a roadside food stand in Guatemala after learning that they could not afford any at a cost of 5 quetzal, roughly 65 cents.

Breakingviews - Exchange Podcast: Marcus Ruiz Evans

08 Dec 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The president of Yes California leads a campaign arguing that the Golden State should become an independent country - an idea increasingly referred to as Calexit. He explains why secession would be good for the state’s economy and how he’ll get the rest of the nation to buy in.

Breakingviews - Da Vinci record vividly depicts scarcity value

16 Nov 2017

NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Scarcity value was on vivid display on Wednesday night at Christie’s in New York. The auction house sold Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for $450 million to an unidentified telephone bidder, after hyping the 16th-century work with a weeks-long world tour. That price, more than four times Christie’s roughly $100 million estimate, makes it by far the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.

Breakdown: Uneven CO2 prices are better than none

15 Dec 2015

Plenty of governments and executives support a uniform carbon emissions cost. Yet it’s unlikely one will emerge from the U.N. climate change confab. That’ll leave a hodge-podge of local schemes in place. As the need for energy innovation rises, it beats having nothing.

Icahn Xeroxing the HP breakup playbook for Xerox

24 Nov 2015

The activist took a 7.1 pct stake in the faded technology icon, which appears to be in a state of permanent restructuring. The $10 bln copier maker has some decent assets inside a disappointing whole. Finding buyers for some, and milking others for cash, looks logical.

Islands sale emblematic of California water woes

11 Nov 2015

Zurich Insurance is set to sell land in the state’s northern water hub to a utility in the dry south. It may form part of a broader $15 bln plan and raises concerns about water rights, the environment, big projects and how to finance them and how best to use a scarce resource.

Exxon investors may rue climate-risk indifference

06 Nov 2015

The oil major’s shares barely budged on news New York is investigating whether the company misled owners about global warming. The probe adds legal teeth to the carbon-bubble debate and may spread to rivals. Shareholders seem more worried about oil prices. That looks shortsighted.

Breakingviews: Exxon investors may rue climate-risk indifference

06 Nov 2015

By Kevin Allison and Ben Kellerman Exxon Mobil investors may regret their indifference to climate risks. The oil major's shares barely budged on news that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether the company misled owners about global warming. The probe adds legal teeth to the carbon-bubble debate. Shareholders, though, seem more worried about oil prices.

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