(Reuters) – The NFL said on Friday it has no plans to mandate players stand for the U.S. national anthem, but will rather present a possible solution on how to end the controversial protests when it meets with team owners next week. Commissioner Roger Goodell, along with the head of the NFL Players Association, will
(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) confirmed an earlier report that the chipmaker had filed lawsuits in China, seeking to halt the manufacture and sale of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhones in the country. Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court, claiming patent infringement and is seeking injunctive relief, a company spokeswoman confirmed on
(Reuters) – The Weinstein Co, the film production company part-owned by Harvey Weinstein, is exploring a sale or shutdown and is unlikely to continue as an independent entity, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, but the company’s co-chairman, Bob Weinstein, denied the report. “Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Friday it will offer free repairs to North American owners of more than 1.4 million Explorer sport utility vehicles to help ensure that carbon monoxide and other exhaust gases cannot get into the vehicles, following the U.S. government’s decision to upgrade an investigation in July. Several
(Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) shares hit an all-time high on Friday as Goldman Sachs and other brokerages raised their price targets on the world’s biggest online-streaming company, citing its ability to raise fees without scaring away customers. The home of “House of Cards” and “Narcos” has been spending heavily on new shows and acquiring
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The first global increase in corporate spending since 2012 will likely boost the earnings of technology companies outside of the so-called FAANG group of Facebook Inc (FB.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) and Google (GOOGL.O), adding momentum to a 25 percent rally in the sector for the
(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it was exploring options for the stake it holds in the Weinstein Co following allegations of sexual harassment against co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. “There is no place for the inexcusable behavior that had been reported, and we strongly condemn it,” Andrew Williams, a spokesman for Goldman, said
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s new summit venue will re-open on Monday after noxious fumes put kitchen staff in hospital and forced the evacuation of the whole building on Friday. The incident occurred at the Europa Building, which opened in January amid some controversy over its cost, just across from the European Commission headquarters.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pledged to dismantle Obamacare “step by step” after he scrapped subsidies to health insurers that help low-income Americans pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, a move that raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets and could face legal challenges. Trump’s action, announced late on Thursday, took aim at
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s largest cinema chain said on Friday it had changed its mind and would now run the film “Matilda” despite threats from religious conservatives slamming the film as blasphemous. It said it now believed cinema-goers would be safe after statements by law enforcement officials. “Matilda”, to be released in late October, tells
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BASF (BASFn.DE) has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer (BAYGn.DE) for 5.9 billion euros ($7 billion) in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto (MON.N). BASF, the world’s third-largest maker of crop chemicals, has so far avoided seed assets and instead
ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Cabinet is likely to discuss on Monday the use of its so-called “golden power” that allows it to intervene to protect strategic companies, a government source said on Friday, amid concern over ownership of Telecom Italia. The discussion is likely to center on Telecom’s Sparkle unit that controls its submarine cable
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. “ObamaCare is a broken mess,” Trump tweeted early on Friday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said. The EU is aiming to reach a deal over carbon market reforms ahead of United Nations climate talks in
(Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal battled past Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 7-6(4) 6-3 and into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday. The 16-times grand slam winner, who beat Dimitrov in three sets in the China Open semi-finals last week, fired 32 winners and won two crucial breaks to prevail in two