Musk targets ad tech companies in Twitter deal over takeover deal

Musk targets ad tech companies in Twitter deal over takeover deal

Elon Musk’s photo, Twitter logos, and US dollar bills can be seen in this illustration, Aug. 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 18 (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is trying to walk away from his deal to acquire Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), is seeking documents from … Read more

Wall St ends higher, Cisco Systems jumps after forecast

Wall St ends higher, Cisco Systems jumps after forecast

Investors Still Judging Wednesday’s Fed Minutes Kohl’s slashes 2022 predictions Indices: Dow up 0.1%, S&P 500 up 0.2%, Nasdaq up 0.2% NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – US stocks closed higher on Thursday as an optimistic sales forecast from Cisco Systems helped lift the technology sector, while data showed the economy remained relatively strong. Investors … Read more

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

PARIS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A violent and unexpected storm ravaged the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, killing at least six people, including a teenage girl, and meteorologists forecasting more bad weather to come. Hail, heavy rain and winds peaking at 224 kph (140 mph) swept the island early in the day. Two … Read more

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond meme shares tumble as billionaire Cohen to dump stake

Bed Bath & Beyond meme shares tumble as billionaire Cohen to dump stake

A shopping cart is seen inside a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Manhattan, New York City, US, June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 18 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) shares fell 15% on Thursday after billionaire investor Ryan Cohen announced plans … Read more

Bluebird’s $2.8M Gene Therapy Becomes Most Expensive Drug After U.S. Approval

Bluebird’s .8M Gene Therapy Becomes Most Expensive Drug After U.S. Approval

Signage is on display outside the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, US, Aug. 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved bluebird bios (BLUE.O) gene therapy for patients with a rare … Read more

WHO chief: ‘Skin color’ could be why Tigray crisis is not getting attention

WHO chief: ‘Skin color’ could be why Tigray crisis is not getting attention

LONDON, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has suggested that racism is at the root of a lack of international attention to the plight of civilians in the war-ravaged Tigray region of Ethiopia. Tedros called it the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”, with 6 million people … Read more

Fed minutes show more rate hikes to come, but pace may slow

Fed minutes show more rate hikes to come, but pace may slow

The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, US, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials saw “little evidence” late last month that inflationary pressures in the US were easing, stealing themselves to force the … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the alliance’s leader said Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the Western Balkans’ alienated neighbors. “We now have an important mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” Jens Stoltenberg told a … Read more

Wall St falls as growth stocks fall, Target weighs on retail stocks

Wall St falls as growth stocks fall, Target weighs on retail stocks

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, Aug. 15, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US retail sales flat in July; core sales up Retailer Target’s quarterly profit slumps Indices down: Dow 0.57%, S&P 0.79%, Nasdaq 1.17% Aug 17 … Read more