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Film academy says it will not disqualify surprise Oscar nominee Riseborough

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s motion picture academy will not revoke the unexpected best actress nomination for “To Leslie” star Andrea Riseborough, the group’s chief executive said on Tuesday after a review of an aggressive campaign on her behalf. Riseborough was nominated for best actress for playing an alcoholic single mother in the …

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AMD revenue beats targets, Wall St relieved after Intel’s grim outlook

Jan 31 (Reuters) – US chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O) on Tuesday posted revenue that beat Wall Street targets and said it expected business to improve in the second half, enthusing investors who saw the company gaining on rival Intel. Shares rose about 1.5% in after hours trading. Although AMD’s forecast was behind …

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Norway wealth fund posts record $164 bln loss

Loss in 2022 exceeds previous record from 2008 Inflation, geopolitical tensions remain risk factors Record inflow of money from oil and gas industry OSLO, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Norway’s wealth fund, one of the world’s largest investors, posted a record loss of 1.64 trillion crowns ($164.4 billion) for 2022, bringing to an end a three-year …

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People who posted Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail should be named, US judge rules

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – A US judge on Monday said the names of two people who helped guarantee bail for indicted FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried should be made public, but put his ruling on hold pending an expected appeal. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled in favor of several …

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China’s Baidu to launch ChatGPT-style bot in March – source

BEIJING, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Chinese internet search major Baidu Inc (9888.HK) is planning to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT in March, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The technology firm plans to launch the service as a standalone application and gradually merge it into its search …

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China’s 2022 smartphone shipments the lowest in 10 years, research firm says

SHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales fell 13% year-on-year in 2022, the largest plunge for the sector in a decade as consumers spent cautiously, market research firm IDC said on Sunday. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, down from 329 million in 2022. That meant total 2022 sales volume was …

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Film academy reviewing Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s film academy said on Friday it was reviewing this year’s campaigns for Oscar nominations, a day after a media report raised questions about the surprise nod for British actress Andrea Riseborough. On Tuesday, Riseborough was nominated for best actress for playing an alcoholic single mother in little-seen film …

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Exclusive: JPMorgan looking to finance Italy’s Serie A for up to 1 trillion euros

Clubs informed of offer at soccer league’s meeting Thursday Serie A studying ways to boost revenue via media rights Funds including Apollo have also expressed interest Clubs to assess in coming weeks JPM’s, funds’ proposals MILAN, Jan 27 (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) has written to Italy’s top soccer league to express a …

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Shareholders can sue McDonald’s ex-executive in landmark ruling

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan 25 (Reuters) – Shareholders can sue McDonald Corp’s (MCD.N) form global chief people officer for the damage they claim he caused to the restaurant chain by allegedly allowing a culture of sexual harassment to flourish, according to a groundbreaking legal ruling. The decision marks the first time the influential Delaware Court of …

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