Xi opposing nuclear weapons in Ukraine was reason enough to visit China, Scholz says

Xi opposing nuclear weapons in Ukraine was reason enough to visit China, Scholz says

Must prepare for scenario where ties with China sour Comments come day after Scholz trip to Beijing Tells German CEOs to diversify away from China BERLIN, Nov 5 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was heavily criticized for a trip to Beijing this week, said on Saturday his and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s joint … Read more

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop

Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for 'massive' ad revenue drop

Musk axes around half of Twitter’s workforce Employees file class action against Twitter Staff lose access to systems Major advertisers pull ads Nov 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc laid off half its workforce on Friday but said cuts were smaller in the team responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers pulled spending amid … Read more

Wall St ends up sharply for 2nd day; Amazon.com, Apple jump after hours

Wall St rises on Microsoft, Alphabet earnings as Fed decision looms

US economy contracts in the second quarter Meta Platforms revenue drops for first time Ford shares gain after results Indexes: Dow up 1%, S&P 500 up 1.2%, Nasdaq up 1.1% NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – US stocks on Thursday rallied for a second day, with all three major indexes ending up more than 1% … Read more

US Senate passes bill to boost chip manufacturing, compete with China

US Senate passes bill to boost chip manufacturing, compete with China

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The US Senate on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to subsidize the domestic semiconductor industry, hoping to boost companies as they compete with China and alleviate a persistent shortage that has affected everything from cars, weapons, washing machines and video games. The House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on … Read more

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe makes savings plea

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe makes savings plea

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN/FRANKFURT, July 27 (Reuters) – Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and … Read more

Wall Street falls as Walmart warning rattles retail sector

Wall Street closes lower as ad tech, social media stocks drop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Walmart cuts profit forecast, drags retailers McDonald’s up as sales, profit top estimates GE jumps on higher profit, Coca-Cola up on forecast raise Indexes … Read more

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the factory. Underage workers, in some … Read more

Ford announces series of deals to accelerate EV push

Ford announces series of deals to accelerate EV push

Ford CEO Jim Farley attends the official launch of the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, US April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DETROIT, July 21 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co. (FN) on Thursday announced … Read more