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Futures flat as geopolitical risks weigh; earnings eyed

Futures flat as geopolitical risks weigh; earnings eyed

By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as rising geopolitical tensions and the approaching earnings season weighed on investors' ...

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World trade seen growing 2.4 percent in 2017, uncertainty weighs: WTO

World trade seen growing 2.4 percent in 2017, uncertainty weighs: WTO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - World trade is on track to expand by 2.4 percent this year, though there is "deep uncertainty" about economic and policy developments, particular ...

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United Airlines faces mounting pressure over hospitalized passenger

United Airlines faces mounting pressure over hospitalized passenger

By Alana Wise (Reuters) - United Airlines <UAL.N> and its chief executive faced mounting pressure on Tuesday from a worldwide backlash over its treatment of a passenger who was dr ...

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Airbnb signs dozens more tax agreements in the U.S., France

Airbnb signs dozens more tax agreements in the U.S., France

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb has reached new deals with dozens of jurisdictions in the United States and France to collect and pay taxes, doubling down on its ...

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Western Digital says Toshiba breaching contract, wants exclusive chip talks

Western Digital says Toshiba breaching contract, wants exclusive chip talks

By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp <WDC.O> has warned Japan's Toshiba Corp <6502.T> that splitting off its chip unit prior to a planned sale of the bu ...

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Wal-Mart offers discounts for online orders picked up in store

Wal-Mart offers discounts for online orders picked up in store

By Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will offer 'pickup discounts' to U.S. shoppers on items they order online and pick up in-store, as it revamps its e-commerce offe ...

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Rebel shareholders seek dismissal of AkzoNobel chairman in PPG takeover fight

Rebel shareholders seek dismissal of AkzoNobel chairman in PPG takeover fight

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Rebel shareholders in Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel <AKZO.AS> want to oust the company chairman after Akzo refused to engage in takeover talks with U.S. rival ...

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Western Digital says Toshiba chip unit sale violates joint venture contract

Western Digital says Toshiba chip unit sale violates joint venture contract

By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp <WDC.O> has warned Japan's Toshiba Corp <6502.T> that splitting off its chip unit prior to a planned sale of the bu ...

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Cyber breaches have cost shareholders billions since 2013: report

Cyber breaches have cost shareholders billions since 2013: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Cyber security breaches erode companies' share prices permanently, with financials the worst hit, a study issued by IT consultant CGI and Oxford Economics has found. ...

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Skittish investors seek safe harbor in yen, gold, bonds

Skittish investors seek safe harbor in yen, gold, bonds

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors ducked for cover on Wednesday as a drumbeat of alarming geopolitical news sent the safe-haven yen and gold to five-month highs and yields on t ...

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Akzo Nobel receives request from Elliott for shareholder meeting

Akzo Nobel receives request from Elliott for shareholder meeting

(Reuters) - Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel <AKZO.AS> said on Wednesday that it had received a request from a group of shareholders led by Elliott Advisors to hold a special sharehol ...

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Exclusive: Inside edge – Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

Exclusive: Inside edge – Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

By Chris Prentice and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's oil refining company, CVR Energy, made a massive bet in 2016 that prices for U.S. government biofuels ...

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Inside edge: Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

Inside edge: Trump advisor Icahn’s big bet against biofuels credits

By Chris Prentice and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's oil refining company, CVR Energy, made a massive bet in 2016 that prices for U.S. government biofuels ...

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Trump’s message to bankers: Wall Street reform rules may be eliminated

Trump’s message to bankers: Wall Street reform rules may be eliminated

By Jeff Mason and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told a group of chief executives on Tuesday that his administration was revamping the Wall Street reform l ...

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Investors seek safe harbors in yen, gold, bonds on North Korea, Syria tensions

Investors seek safe harbors in yen, gold, bonds on North Korea, Syria tensions

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investors ducked for cover on Wednesday as a drumbeat of alarming geopolitical news sent the safe-haven yen and gold to five-month highs and yields on t ...

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