Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

U.S. charges former Apple buyer with defrauding more than $10 million from company

The Apple Inc. logo is seen in the lobby of New York City’s flagship Apple store January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 20 (Reuters) – US prosecutors have charged a former Apple Inc (AAPL.O) employee with defrauding the iPhone maker out of more than $10 million … Read more

Crucial Russian sovereign bond payment received by JPMorgan, processed -source

File Photo: A view of the exterior of the JP Morgan Chase & Co. corporate headquarters in New York City May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) – Coupon payments on Russian sovereign bonds due this week were received by correspondent bank JPMorgan … Read more

ZTE awaits judge’s ruling after U.S. probation hearing

March 14 (Reuters) – An FBI agent tested on Monday that Chinese nationals brought to the United States under research visas went to work for ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) in New Jersey – a possible sign the Chinese tech company violated its probation from a 2017 US plea deal. At a hearing in federal court in … Read more

Colorado Republican county clerk indicted in voting security breach

DENVER, March 9 (Reuters) – A Colorado grand jury has indicted a Republican county clerk and her deputy on multiple felony charges following an election security breach in her office after voting equipment passwords were posted on a right-wing blog, authorities said on Wednesday . Tina Peters, the top election official in Mesa County and … Read more

U.S. House panel refers Amazon to Justice Department amid competition probe

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – Five members of the US House Judiciary Committee have asked the US Department Of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Amazon.com Inc for “potentially criminal conduct” by the company and some of its senior executives. In a letter to the Attorney General of the United States, the bipartisan group of lawmakers said … Read more

Russia blocks Facebook, accusing it of restricting access to Russian media

March 4 (Reuters) – Russia is blocking Meta Platforms Inc’s (FB.O) Facebook, the country’s communications regulator said on Friday, in response to what it said were restrictions of access to Russian media on the platform. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, said there had been 26 cases of discrimination against Russian media by Facebook since October 2020, including … Read more

U.S. shale producers rebuke Russia; Big Oil more measured

Vicki Hollub, President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum, speaks at the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, US, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – US shale oil firms blasted Russia on Friday over its invasion of Ukraine, while heads … Read more

U.S. Justice Department to end Trump-era program targeting threats posed by China

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The US Justice Department on Wednesday will end a program focused on fighting Chinese espionage and intellectual property theft, shifting from what an official called a “myopic” focus to address threats from a broader array of hostile nations. Critics have said the initiative, put in place during former President Donald … Read more

U.S. offshore wind auction attracts record-setting bids

Power-generating windmill turbines are seen at the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm near Amsterdam, Netherlands September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 23 (Reuters) – The largest ever US sale of offshore wind development rights – for areas off the coasts of New York and New … Read more