Month: October 2017

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) Whole Foods Market said on Friday it had replaced affected point-of-sale systems at venues located within some stores where payment card information had been stolen. FILE PHOTO: The Whole Foods Market in Superior, Colorado, United States July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The upscale grocer last month disclosed card information
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(The Sports Xchange) – Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday. FILE PHOTO: Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker (12) walks off the field in the fifth inning during game five of the 2017 NLDS playoff baseball series against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park, October 12,
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(Reuters) – The world’s top two oilfield service firms on Friday warned slower producer spending and weakness in offshore exploration may weigh on current-quarter earnings, but said activity could improve in the longer term as the global crude market comes into balance. FILE PHOTO: The exterior of the Schlumberger Corporation headquarters building is pictured in
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore. FILE PHOTO: An employee makes a final inspection on panels during
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signalling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months. But despite a more positive tone, a weakened May now faces a delicate political balancing act as she tries to meet
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation’s biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders shunned Theresa May’s summit plea to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal on Friday but sweetened the pill for the fragile British prime minister with warm words and a gesture toward future talks. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in an EU summit in Brussels,
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(Reuters) – Schlumberger Ltd (SLB.N) posted a bigger quarterly profit on Friday, as its North American business continues to be helped by strong shale drilling. FILE PHOTO: The exterior of the Schlumberger Corporation headquarters building is pictured in the Galleria area of Houston January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Richard Carson/File Photo Net profit attributable to the Houston-based
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(This version of the story has been refiled to correct typo in headline) Death row inmate Torrey McNabb poses in this handout photo released October 2, 2017. Alabama Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. By a 51-to-49 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday he did not believe that Britain would crash out of the European Union with no Brexit deal. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker briefs the media during a European Union leaders summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli EU leaders will meet
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MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) – A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. FILE PHOTO: Job seekers listen to a recruiter at the Colorado Hospital Association job fair in Denver, Colorado, U.S. on October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The non-profit healthcare system is
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ATLANTA (Reuters) – Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car. Torrey McNabb, 40, was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. (0238 GMT) at the Hollman Correctional Facility in Atmore. He was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon as
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen major U.S. companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation
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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year. These deep-pocketed financiers, which have traditionally invested in the public markets but are seeking
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would provide jobs and wealth. An amendment blocking the development failed 48-52, mostly along party lines. A lone Republican, Senator Susan
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(The Sports Xchange) – Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask suffered a concussion in a practice collision with rookie teammate Ander Bjork on Wednesday and has entered the NHL’s concussion protocol. The club issued a statement Thursday afternoon, prior to Rask missing the game against the Vancouver Canucks. Earlier, it was announced Rask would not start
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months on Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissing the prospect of a breakdown. Merkel made her comments after the first day of a European Union summit at which
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