Factbox-Companies sell their businesses in Russia

Reuters | August 25, 2023

(Reuters) – Some Western companies have agreed to sell their Russian assets or hand them over to local managers as they take action to comply with sanctions over the Ukraine conflict and respond to threats from the Kremlin that foreign-owned assets may be seized. Below are some of the companies by sector that have secured […]

Court rules against Uber in major win for California workers

Reuters | July 18, 2023

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc must face a California lawsuit claiming it should have covered UberEats drivers’ work-related expenses, the state’s top court said on Monday, in what could be a major blow to companies in the largest U.S. state and a win for labor advocates. The California Supreme Court in a […]

United Airlines pilots reach labor agreement, boost pay

Reuters | July 17, 2023

CHICAGO (Reuters) -United Airlines and its pilots on Saturday reached a labor agreement that will give the latter a significant pay increase, after the union rejected an earlier offer last year instead to seek even higher wages with pilots in short supply. The pilots will get cumulative 34.5%-40.2% increase in pay raises in a new […]

Dollar gains after steep losses, but downtrend stays intact

Reuters | July 14, 2023

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and Joice Alves NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar bounced on Friday after falling sharply the last few days, as investors consolidated losses ahead of the weekend, but its trajectory remained tilted to the downside with the Federal Reserve thought near the end of its rate hike cycle amid softening inflation. […]

Bank of England stress test finds top 8 UK banks have enough capital

Reuters | July 12, 2023

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s eight largest lenders have enough capital to ride out a worse economic crisis than that seen in 2008, the Bank of England (BoE) said on Wednesday, as the sector faces sharply rising interest rates pummelling consumers and businesses. The test checked if banks had enough capital to weather theoretical […]

Amazon dangles deeper ‘Prime Day’ discounts for stressed US shoppers

Reuters | July 11, 2023

By Granth Vanaik and Ananya Mariam Rajesh (Reuters) – hopes to tempt U.S. shoppers on Tuesday to open inflation-thinned wallets by offering deeper discounts on a wide range of goods and services during this year’s “Prime Day” 48-hour shopping event, including its first-ever travel discounts. A year of inflation has lifted mortgage rates, rents […]

The manufacturing backlash: No factory in my backyard

Reuters | July 10, 2023

By Timothy Aeppel and Ben Klayman MARSHALL, Michigan (Reuters) – Fred Chapman has a message for Ford Motor Co, which is planning to build a sprawling factory on the outskirts of this town to make batteries for electric cars and which promises to employ 2,500 people. “We don’t need jobs,” he says. That’s a surprising […]

China’s chipmaking export curbs ‘just a start’, Beijing adviser warns before Yellen visit

Reuters | July 6, 2023

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China’s export controls on metals used in semiconductors are “just a start”, an influential Chinese trade policy adviser said on Wednesday, as Beijing ramps up a tech fight with Washington days before a visit from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Shares in some Chinese metals companies rallied for a second session as investors […]

Tesla, BYD’s China deliveries hit record high in Q2

Reuters | July 5, 2023

By Qiaoyi Li and Brenda Goh BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -U.S. automaker Tesla and its chief Chinese rival BYD achieved record deliveries of their China-made vehicles in the second-quarter, China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) data showed, as a fight for market share heats up. Tesla sold 93,680 China-made electric vehicles (EVs) in June, up 18.72% from a […]

DirecTV removes Nexstar’s programming after failing to reach distribution agreement

Reuters | July 3, 2023

(Reuters) – DirecTV removed TV station owner Nexstar Media Group’s network and local community programming from its satellite, cable and streaming systems as they failed to reach a new distribution agreement, the companies said on Sunday. Nexstar, the largest local TV station owner in the U.S., said in a statement that satellite provider DirecTV rejected […]

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