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Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant…


London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

Reuters / Lifestyle

LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.

Sexual harassment allegations spark review, meeting at Fidelity: WSJ


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments has hired a consulting firm to review employee behavior amid allegations of sexual harassment at the U.S. money manager stretching back years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.


UPDATE 1- Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report

Reuters / Markets

(Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report…


Tesla moves closer to deal to build cars in China

Reuters / Markets

(Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc said on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year.


REFILE-Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus's coup in buying a $6 billion Canadian jetliner project for a dollar stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised questions over how smoothly it can…


Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants as typhoon precaution


TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a precautionary measure as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan's mainland, a…


Henkel may make U.S. acquistions - CEO in newspaper


FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German consumer goods group Henkel may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.


Fox signed O'Reilly again knowing of new harassment settlement: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next…

Saturday, Oct 21


UPDATE 3-U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms


(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public…


UPDATE 2-Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

Reuters / World

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s…


Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centers: media


TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data center operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centers in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei…


China says will guide private capital into higher growth areas


BEIJING (Reuters) - China will introduce measures aimed at guiding private investment into areas that have a higher growth potential, a senior official with the state planning agency said on Saturday.


Qantas flight to San Francisco turns back after 'technical issue'


SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Qantas jumbo jet bound for San Francisco was forced to return to Australia on Saturday after a "technical issue" 90 minutes into its flight, the airline said.


Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 bln in data centres -media

Reuters / Markets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei…


Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

U.S. tax plan hopes lift stocks, dollar strengthens

Reuters / Markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stocks advanced, bond yields rose and the U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday on increased hopes President Donald Trump could make progress on his fiscal plans after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint…

Recent hurricanes take toll on quarterly earnings

Reuters / Finance

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After raging over the southern United States and Puerto Rico, remnants of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are now dampening U.S. corporate profits.


California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against J&J

(Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for…


Tesla raises borrowing capacity for car leases to $1.1 billion


(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday it has increased its borrowing capacity for a car lease program to $1.1 billion from $600 million.


'Dr. Doom', Marc Faber, removed from more boards after comments on race


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marc Faber, the markets prognosticator known as "Dr. Doom," has been dismissed from three more company boards after comments in his latest newsletter this week suggested the United States had only prospered because it…

GlaxoSmithKline adult shingles vaccine wins U.S. approval

Reuters / UK

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix shingles vaccine for use in adults aged 50 and over, a move widely expected after an advisory panel to the agency last month voted unanimously to…

UPDATE 7-GE vows $20 bln asset sales, 'sweeping change' as profit falls


NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co's new chief executive vowed on Friday to shed more than $20 billion worth of assets and hold executives accountable for failing to deliver profits after what he called "horrible" results in the…

Friday, Oct 20


Tesla raises borrowing capacity under warehouse agreements to $1.1 bln


(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Friday it has increased its borrowing capacity, related to an agreement, to $1.1 billion as the electric car maker spends heavily to fix production bottlenecks of its new Model 3 sedan.

UPDATE 1-Snap lays off 18 employees in recruiting division


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social media company Snap Inc said on Friday it had laid off 18 people in its recruiting division, an unusual move for a young company with ambitious growth plans and a likely reflection of tough competition from…

DBV Technologies peanut allergy drug fails key study


(Reuters) - DBV Technologies SA said on Friday its peanut allergy treatment did not meet the main goal in a highly anticipated late-stage study, sending its U.S.-listed shares sharply down.

Wall Street rises on tax-cut hopes

Reuters / Finance

Investors grew optimistic Friday after the Trump administration cleared a hurdle to cut taxes. As Fred Katayama reports, bank and tech stocks led the rally.


UPDATE 1-Airbus CSeries deal could boost Belfast jobs -UK minister


LONDON/MONTREAL Oct 20 (Reuters) - A deal giving Airbus SE

Wells Fargo regulatory woes continue in autos, forex: reports


(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is facing fresh regulatory scrutiny in both its consumer and institutional businesses, according to reports in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on Friday, as the third-largest U.S. bank continues to…

US STOCKS-Wall St hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

Reuters / Finance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may move forward.