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REFILE-Sprint in exclusive talks with Charter, Comcast on wireless deal -WSJ

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(Reuters) - Sprint Corp is in exclusive talks with Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp to explore a deal that could boost the cable companies' wireless service, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the…

Apple CEO touts India impact in push for deeper market access

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(Reuters) - Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday highlighted the economic impact the company is having on India in a meeting with its prime minister as the iPhone maker seeks deeper access to the world's third-largest smartphone market behind the…

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Social media giants Facebook , Google's YouTube , Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese stocks approach 2-yr high, euro sags after Draghi's comments

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks closed in on two-year highs early on Tuesday thanks to a weaker yen while the euro sagged against its peers after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi talked up benefits of the ECB's easy monetary…

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Alphabet partners with Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

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(Reuters) - Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc , said on Monday it signed a multi-year agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc for the car rental firm to manage its growing fleet of autonomous vehicles, sparking a surge in Avis…


S&P 500, Dow edge up; tech weighs on Nasdaq

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(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow barely rose on Monday as gains were offset by a fall in technology stocks, which pushed the Nasdaq lower as investors turned to more defensive sectors.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Treasury yield curve flattens further; stocks tick up

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nestle's jump to a record high boosted European stocks and helped buoy a global index, while the U.S. dollar index was close to recent lows and the U.S. yield curve flattened after soft capital goods data.


Oil closes higher; growing U.S. supply limits gains

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled more than half a percent higher on Monday as some traders found bargains after last week's seven-month lows, but rising crude supply in the United States and other countries limited gains.

U.S. activist presses for 'bold action' at Nestle

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U.S. activist shareholder Third Point has targeted Nestle by taking a $3.5 billion stake in the food maker and urging Europe's most valuable company to boost returns as demand for its products weakens. Sonia Legg reports


UPDATE 7-Japanese air bag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets China backing

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Japan's Takata Corp , at the center of the auto industry's biggest-ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it had agreed to be largely acquired for $1.6 billion by the Chinese-owned U.S…


Google set to face record EU antitrust fine as soon as Tuesday: sources

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PARIS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are likely to impose a record fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service as soon as Tuesday, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, concluding one of three cases against…


UPDATE 3-China, Canada vow not to conduct cyber attacks on private sector

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(Reuters) - China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyber attacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.


U.S. high court to review scope of Dodd-Frank whistleblower protections


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether corporate insiders who blow the whistle on their employers are shielded from retaliation if they only report alleged misconduct internally rather than to…

U.S. core capital goods orders, shipments decline in May

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in May and shipments also declined, suggesting a loss of momentum in the manufacturing sector halfway through the second quarter.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows - WSJ

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REUTERS - Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.


Western Digital objects to SK Hynix participation in Toshiba chip unit sale

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp has told Toshiba Corp that it will not agree to a sale of the Japanese conglomerate's prized memory chip unit to a preferred bidding consortium that includes rival chipmaker SK Hynix Inc .


Investing with "green" ratings? It's a gray area

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BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors betting trillions on ethically-appealing stocks may not be getting all they expect.


Clogged oil arteries slow U.S. shale rush to record output

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GUERNSEY, WYOMING (Reuters) - A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets.

Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.


Pandora Media's CEO Tim Westergren to step down: Recode


(Reuters) - Music streaming service Pandora Media Inc's founder and chief executive, Tim Westergren, plans to step down, Recode reported citing people familiar with the company's plans.

Sunday, Jun 25

Italy winds up Veneto banks at cost of up to 17 billion euros

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MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italy began winding up two failed regional banks on Sunday in a deal that could cost the state up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) and will leave the lenders' good assets in the hands of the nation's biggest retail…

Push on with the 'great unwinding', BIS tells central banks

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LONDON (Reuters) - Major central banks should press ahead with interest rate increases, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, while recognizing that some turbulence in financial markets will have to be negotiated along the…

Saturday, Jun 24

Oil's drop could leave a stain on earnings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heading into second-quarter earnings season, investors are looking for a continuation of strong U.S. company results to justify high stock valuations, now trading near their loftiest levels since 2004.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-U.S. to seek to block DraftKings, FanDuel fantasy sports merger

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WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday it will seek to stop the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, because the combined company would control more than 90 percent of the U.S. market for paid daily…

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

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WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western technology companies, including Cisco , IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing…

Friday, Jun 23

US STOCKS-Wall Street ends higher on technology, energy boost

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Financial stocks weighed on the Dow and S&P 500, but a rally in biotech stocks lifted the Nasdaq. Fred Katayama reports.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks advance as dollar weakness lifts oil

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LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks struggled to hold onto earlier gains on Friday and were poised for a flat end to the week following another wobble in energy shares, while a tentative bounce in oil prices helped commodity-related currencies…

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Tech, energy shares lift Wall Street

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street ended higher on Friday as gains in tech and energy stocks more than offset weakness in the financial sector, while a slide in Home Depot kept the Dow in check.

Wall Street ends flat

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A rally in healthcare stocks couldn't offset weakness in consumer and financial stocks on Thursday. Fred Katayama reports.

Thursday, Jun 22

Oil bounces off 10-month lows; crude glut still weighs

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil rose on Thursday, a day after hitting 10-month lows, but market sentiment remained negative because the global crude glut has persisted despite OPEC-led output cuts.

Global stock markets stumble as oil languishes near lows

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LONDON (Reuters) - European stock markets fell for a third straight day on Thursday, as battered oil prices hovered near seven-month lows hit overnight on worries about a supply glut and falling demand.

Uber CEO and co-founder Kalanick quits

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Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership.

Compelling Vietnam: Foreign investors unfazed by Trump's trade deal rebuff


HANOI (Reuters) - Every 45 seconds or so, a neatly wrapped VanHeusen dress shirt destined for a J C Penney store in the United States drops off a new production line at a factory north of Vietnam's capital.