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- Euro, kiwi slip on political uncertainties, Asia shares fall
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:26:38 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro slipped on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faced a fractured parliament as support for the far-right surged, while Asian shares pulled back, weighed by concerns about China's economy.
- Walt Disney threatens to pull ESPN, ABC from Optimum
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:09:44 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has threatened to pull its programming from the fourth largest U.S. cable distributor, Altice USA, if the two parties cannot reach a deal before the end of the month, the cable company said on Sunday.
- ABB buys GE business for $2.6 billion in bet it can boost margins
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:08:44 -0400
ZURICH (Reuters) - Power grids maker ABB is buying General Electric's Industrial Solutions business for $2.6 billion on a bet that it can improve lackluster margins at the unit over the next five years, the Swiss engineering company said on Monday.
- EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:54:22 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the "gig economy", and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality.
- Fidget spinners and squishies: some Toys 'R' Us toymakers cut ties
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:12:11 -0400
(Reuters) - This summer, toy supplier Product Launchers delivered 100,000 specially ordered DC Comics fidget spinners to Toys 'R' Us, unaware that the biggest U.S. toy store chain was in financial trouble.
- Oil holds gains as producers say market rebalancing
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:09:09 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices came under pressure from a strong dollar, but kept most of their gains from the previous session as major producers meeting in Vienna said the market was well on its way towards rebalancing.
- NAFTA talks intensify; U.S. seen putting off key demand on autos
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:03:18 -0400
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement intensified on Saturday although U.S. negotiators looked set to once again withhold proposals for one of the Trump administration's most challenging issues.
- Uber ready to make concessions to reverse London license decision: paper
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:30:57 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions as it seeks to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew its license in the city, which represents a potentially big blow for the fast-growing company, a newspaper reported.
- A private solution for China‚Äôs zombie company problem? Unlikely
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:26:10 -0400
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's latest push to revive its bloated state-owned sector is set to pick up pace this year, with bankers and investors expecting possible spin-offs and asset sales to follow a key Communist Party Congress in October.
- A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:55:39 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.