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Oil falls for a second week as recession fears grow

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) ended the week below $100 a barrel for the first time since early April after another volatile period of trading marked by escalating concerns about an economic slowdown. West Texas Intermediate crude for August delivery rose 1.89 percent to $97.59 a barrel, down 6.9 percent from the previous week. Brent crude …

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Fatty ‘katsu’ fish may portend climate change, posing a threat to Japanese sushi

This trend is worrying because changes in the sea and climate have already wiped out other species of fish By Kantaro Komiya/Reuters, Nakatosa For half a century, takyo nakaju has been catching katsu, or skipjack tuna – indispensable in Japanese cuisine whether eaten raw, dried, or used as a base for broth. But he and …

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Taiwanese American wins MasterChef Junior title

Liya Chu (朱 如茵), whose parents were from Taiwanese restaurants in New York, was crowned the champion of America’s MasterChef Junior TV cooking competition, after surprising the judges, including celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, with a feast of fusion cuisine. In the show’s eighth season finale, which aired Thursday, Cho walked away with $100,000 after serving …

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