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

Trade deal to lift tariffs on British steel, U.S. whiskey, motorcycles -sources

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON March 22 (Reuters) – The United States and Britain are expected to announce an end to a long-running steel trade dispute on Tuesday, granting a UK duty-free import quota of over 500,000 tonnes of British-made steel annually, people familiar with the deal said. The pact, to be announced by US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo … Read more

A third of U.S. COVID now caused by Omicron BA.2 as overall cases fall

People still wear their masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Los Angeles, California, US, February 8, 2022. REUTERS/David Swanson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 22 (Reuters) – About one-in-three COVID-19 cases in the United States are now caused by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus, according to … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Chinese regulators ask some U.S.-listed firms to prepare for audit disclosures – sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING, March 22 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators have asked some of the country’s US-listed firms, including Alibaba, Baidu and JD.com, to prepare for more audit disclosures, sources said, as Beijing steps up efforts to ensure domestic companies remain listed in New York. This comes as China’s regulators are considering a proposal to allow their … 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

U.S. lawmakers ask Oshkosh for documents on USPS vehicle contract

A US Postal Service (USPS) truck is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) – A group of US lawmakers led by House Oversight chair Carolyn Maloney asked Oshkosh Corp (OSK.N) if … 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

EXCLUSIVE Russian invasion spurs European demand for U.S. drones, missiles

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – European governments have approached the US government and defense contractors with a shopping list of arms including drones, missiles and missile defenses as the Russian invasion of Ukraine drives renewed demand for US weaponry. Germany, which is nearing a deal for 35 Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) F-35 jet fighters, has … Read more

Analysis: U.S. gamble on China over Ukraine raises tensions with rival superpower

Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund, before US trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/BEIJING, March 17 (Reuters) – The Biden administration made a carefully orchestrated gamble this week, issuing a series of … Read more

Sanctioned Russia teeters on brink of historic default

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) – The economic cost of Russia’s assault on Ukraine was further exposed on Wednesday as the sanctions-hit country teetered on the brink of its first default on international debt since the Bolshevik revolution. Moscow is due to pay $117 million in interest on two dollar-denominated sovereign bonds it sold in 2013. … Read more