- Wall Street drops on Italy, Saudi Arabia worry
U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted over the possibility of strained relations between the U …
- MoviePass parent company under investigation for fraud
Helios and Matheson, the parent company of popular movie subscription service MoviePass, is under investigation by the New York Attorney General's office for fraud. Fred Katayama reports.
- Facebook sets up "war room" to take down fake news
Facebook launched a unit called "war room" to combat disinformation and fake accounts ahead of midterms. Fred Katayama reports.
- Dow Transports in correction turf but stocks not headed for another leg down, says Kevin Kelly
The managing partner of Benchmark Investments tells Reuters' Fred Katayama investors need not look for market capitulation. He sees the 10-year Treasury yields topping out.
- Breakingviews TV: Uber’s debt
The car-hailing app just issued $2 bln of bonds, days after the WSJ said bankers were suggesting Uber could be worth $120 bln. That’s a big shift for a company that little more than a year ago was wre …
- Mammoth lottery jackpots top $1.3 billion
The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots combined now top $1.3 billion. Linda So has more.
- Pound supported as Britain's May open to longer Brexit transition
The British pound recovered to trade flat on Thursday after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she was open to discussing an extension of the transition period after Brexit. David Pollard reports. …
- Japan orders quake shock absorber maker to replace parts after fake data
Japanese officials on Thursday ordered a company that falsified data on the quality of its earthquake shock absorbers to replace its products in hundreds of buildings, including a major tourist site a …
- U.S. opts not to call China a currency manipulator
The U.S. government refrained from naming China or any other trading partner a currency manipulator. Fred Katayama reports.
- As farmers burn fields, Delhi braces for smog
Last year, Delhi and a large part of northern India were covered in a dangerous toxic smog that forced authorities to shut schools, and halt major construction in the city, and as crop burning season …
- European shares edge up as earnings quell Fed angst
European shares opened slightly higher on Thursday as a flurry of corporate trading updates somewhat quelled fears of fast-rising U.S. interest rates amid ongoing concerns the Sino-U.S. trade conflict …
- How Italy's far-right champion grew an online army
Italy's powerful Interior Minister and far-right leader Matteo Salvini has doubled support for his League party in just seven months. He did it by harnessing social media in manner that eclipses …
- French minister and Thales CEO the latest to quit Saudi investor conference
More investors and politicians are pulling out of next week's Saudi conference following the disappearance and suspected murder of dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Laura Frykberg reports. …
- Trade war: Japan's exports suffer but yuan spared by U.S.
Japan's exports fell in September for the first time since 2016 as shipments to the U.S. and China declined, likely impeding third quarter economic growth and adding to concerns about the broaden …
- A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining
Documents show that the battle for water between two mining giants in Chile, U.S.-based Albemarle and Chile's SQM is turning nasty.
- Dividend windfall: Santander latest target in Germany's giant fraud probe
Santander is the latest bank to be caught up in Germany's biggest post-war fraud investigation involving a share-trading scheme that the authorities say cost taxpayers billions of euros. David Po …
- Canada legalizes weed
Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis, an example to emulate around the world, says a CEO. Fred Katayama reports.
- Netflix smashes user growth numbers
Netflix flew past new subscriber numbers and far exceeded third quarter earnings forecasts in a sign the streaming video service is advancing its lead over old and yet-to-come rivals.
- Europe stocks look cheap – but no one wants them
As European earnings season gets under way, the region's stocks look cheap compared to U.S. peers. The puzzle is that investors still don't seem to want them.
- Uber value estimate soars ahead of likely IPO
Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies could be valued at $120 billion, when it finally goes public next year according to proposals made by U.S. banks bidding to run the offering, the Wall Street Jou …
- The crowded race of self-driving startups
The race among start ups to win the self driving car billions is heating up and the field is crowded with 75 of them in Silicon Valley alone and more than 240 around the world.
- Small businesses in Houston face long road to recovery
Josh Beasley and his fiancé bought Houston's Body3 Personal Fitness on July 1, less than two months before Tropical Storm Harvey swamped the gym with a foot of water and left behind the dank sten …
- Monsanto pesticide blamed for major U.S. crop damage
A Reuters examination has found that widespread crop damage covering millions of acres of Midwestern farmland has its roots in weak regulatory oversight and corporate secrecy.
- Seed funding slows in Silicon Valley
The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies.
- Exclusive: 'High Times' magazine to go public – sources
The iconic marijuana magazine is set to launch an initial public offering as the pot industry booms.
- Drones travel far to get off the ground
Amazon or UPS packages won't be dropped by drones anytime soon, but drones are finally getting a flight plan for business. And it starts in Rwanda.
- Will Arctic chill dampen Valentine's Day heat?
Retailers usually expect a nearly $20 billion bonanza on a Valentine's Day weekend — but with an Arctic chill forecast for parts of the United States, will paramours be able to keep alive the re …
- Oregon governor plans minimum wage hike
The minimum wage in Portland could increase to $15.52 an hour, and $13.50 an hour in the rest of the state, according to a plan unveiled by Oregon Governor, Kate Brown. Jillian Kitchen reports.
- Mustard prices surge, squeezing producers
Mustard prices have jumped this fall to their highest level in seven years as growers in Western Canada, which supplies three-quarters of the world's traded mustard seed, turn in their smallest c …
- For cancer patients, a chance to create a musical legacy
A recording studio in Virginia offers musicians battling cancer a chance to leave behind a musical legacy for their friends and family. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
- Greek shops running out of stock
Greece's organization for medium and small businesses says the country risks product shortages as early as May, as businesses face liquidity problems and foreign suppliers will only accept cash f …
- Feeding America’s startling statistics
Aug 18 – Lauren Bush Lauren discusses the latest findings on hunger in the U.S. from a survey conducted by an organization she represents. The granddaughter of President George H.W. Bush and niece of …
- Starting up in China? Here's what's most ripe for disruption
There's no doubt China's tech sector is heating up, but not all opportunities are made equal. 500 Startups' China partner Rui Ma tells Reuters' Jon Gordon where she sees the most p …
- Lo-tech key to happy life
An Englishwoman proves it is possible to manage a business in 21st century Britain and make a modest living, without the use of modern-day technology. Hayley Platt looks at Dani Church's ferry bu …
- Test flight shows balloon space tourism no flight of fancy
Arizona-based company World View Enterprises says it has taken a major step towards launching commercial balloon flights to the edge of space, with a successful unmanned test flight that reached an al …
- Pies fly in Russia with pizza delivering drones
A pizza chain in northern Russia begins to deliver pizza by Russian-made drones. Elly Park reports.
- Organic farming culture brings burgeoning business for Fiji islanders
The remote Fijian island of Cicia has launched a novel business in organic produce that could prove to be a template for other developing communities around the world. The island declared itself chemi …
- Raptor robot gives Usain Bolt a run for his money
June 18 – A bipedal robot modelled on the now extinct Velociraptor, can run faster than Usain Bolt, according to its developers. The Jamaican sprinter holds the 100 metres world record with a time of …
- Environmentalists shine World Cup spotlight on "vulnerable" mascot
June 16 – With attention focused on the world's greatest soccer stars in Brazil, conservationists are working hard to promote the plight of the animal being used as the official World Cup mascot. …
- Indonesian villagers cooking with gas – from garbage
June 15 – A community in East Java, Indonesia, is turning methane from the local garbage dump into gas for more than 400 homes. Local authorities have set up a system where methane produced by rotting …