Wall Street jumps as tech, bank shares gain

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, bouncing back from the longest weekly losing streak in a year for the S&P 500 and the Dow, with technology, banks and travel shares leading the advance.FILE PHOTO: A nearly empty trading floor is seen as preparations are made for the return to trading at the New York […]

Mexican president offers witness protection in missing students probe

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government is seeking to grant protection to suspects who collaborate in a probe into the 2014 disappearance of 43 Mexican college students, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday, after officials ordered dozens of new arrests. The dozens of warrants for key “authors” of the crime, including military personnel […]

Exclusive: Reckitt kicks off sale of some personal care brands – sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser Group RB.L is preparing to sell some of its non-core personal care brands, including Veet hair removal cream and Clearasil acne cream, four sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Products produced by Reckitt Benckiser; Vanish, Finish, Dettol and Harpic, are seen in London, […]

Weibo-owner Sina to go private in $2.6 billion deal with CEO-led firm

FILE PHOTO: Sina Weibo’s booth is pictured at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2017 in Beijing, China April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee(Reuters) – Sina Corp SINA.O, owner of social media platform Weibo WB.O, will be taken private in a $2.6 billion deal with Chief Executive Officer Charles Chao, the Chinese internet company said on […]

Caesars in advanced talks with William Hill over $3.7 billion bid

FILE PHOTO: Gamblers place bets on sports at Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, shortly after the opening of the first day of legal betting on sports in Oceanport, New Jersey, U.S., June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(Reuters) – Casino operator Caesars CZR.O is in advanced talks with William Hill WMH.L on a takeover […]

US judge suspends Trump’s TikTok download ban

A judge in Washington, DC late on Sunday temporarily blocked a controversial order by the Trump administration that was set to bar downloads of the popular Chinese-owned short video app TikTok at 11:59pm (03:59 GMT on Monday). District Judge Carl Nichols, a nominee of President Donald Trump who joined the court last year, said he […]

SMIC's Hong Kong shares tumble after U.S. tightens export restrictions

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near the Bund in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File PhotoHONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong-listed shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp fell more than 7% on Monday after the United States imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest chip maker, citing a risk of military use. […]

Australia COVID-19 hot spot says cases fall to single digits

FILE PHOTO: People wear face masks inside the Queen Victoria Market as the city operates under lockdown in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Melbourne, Australia, September 3, 2020. AAP Image/Erik Anderson via REUTERS SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s coronavirus hotspot of Victoria said on Monday its daily rise in new coronavirus […]

Betrayed Macron says will continue Lebanon efforts, eyes Hezbollah

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron admonished Lebanon’s leaders on Sunday for serving their own interests ahead of their country and vowed to push ahead with efforts to prevent chaos, but appeared to have no back up plan should his initiative fail.French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference on the political situation […]

Jordan reopens trade gateway with Syria after month-long COVID closure

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan on Sunday resumed its land border traffic with Syria, following a more than month-long closure, after applying new rules to prevent truck drivers spreading the novel coronavirus into the kingdom, officials and businessmen said. They said authorities imposed back-to-back handling of goods to ensure Syrian, Lebanese truck drivers and others entering […]