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Whirlpool's washer war is balancing act for Trump

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:49am
Clyde, Ohio(Reuters) - In the middle of Whirlpool Corp's bustling washer factory in northern Ohio there is an empty patch of concrete floor - a reminder of a $60 million expansion plan the appliance maker says fell victim to unfair foreign competition.

Tillerson weighed quitting in July amid tensions with Trump: NBC

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 7:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials intervened to persuade Secretary of State Rex Tillerson not to resign during the summer as tensions rose between President Trump and the nation's top diplomat, NBC News reported on Wednesday.

Obamacare sign-up challenge: proving the law is not dead

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:32am
NOGALES, Arizona (Reuters) - More than two thousand miles away from the healthcare debate in Washington, President Donald Trump's threats to let Obamacare collapse are sowing confusion about its fate and dampening 2018 enrollment expectations.

Exclusive: SEC forensics unit sought resources, cyber training ahead of 2016 hack

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In August 2016, just two months before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission discovered its corporate filing system had been hacked, the SEC's internal watchdog, Carl Hoecker, received a plea for help from his new forensics investigative unit.

Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend ahead of Trump visit

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:58am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The quest by police to comprehend why a retiree shot 58 people to death in Las Vegas has turned to the gunman's girlfriend, who has flown back to the United States from the Philippines facing investigators' questions about what she knew of his motives.

Microscope trailblazers win 2017 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:37am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules.

EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:33am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of tax due from Apple Inc , a move labeled as "regrettable" by Dublin.

Special Report: In Mosul's fall, informers played vital role against Islamic State

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:32am
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - One informer said he hid the sim card from his mobile phone in a water filter to avoid detection by Islamic State. Another concealed his in a sack of rice and made calls to his Iraqi handlers from a basement.

Catalonia to declare independence from Spain as soon as weekend: leader

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:15am
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia will move as soon as this weekend to declare independence from Spain, the region's leader said, moving the European Union country closer to a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.

Warren Buffett, Larry Fink criticize Trump tax plan

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:00am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plan came under new criticism on Tuesday from two towering Wall Street figures, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who called into question a Republican drive to slash the U.S. corporate rate.

Majority of Germans want Merkel's conservatives, FDP, Greens to form govt

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 2:26am
BERLIN (Reuters) - More than half of Germans, 57 percent, want a three-way coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens to govern their country, a Forsa survey for Stern magazine showed on Wednesday.

Divided Uber board reaches peace with SoftBank, governance deal

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 8:56pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] fractured board declared peace on Tuesday, attempting to put months of strife behind it by unanimously passing a series of measures to shore up corporate governance, bring in major investor SoftBank and diminish the power of former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

Yahoo says all three billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:56pm
(Reuters) - Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc .

Bombardier dispute risks Northern Irish peace, Ireland to tell U.S.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:44pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's foreign minister will raise Dublin's concerns over the impact a trade dispute between the United States and Canada's Bombardier could have on Northern Ireland's peace process when he meets Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross this week.

Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend in Philippines

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:21pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 59 people in the bloodiest mass shooting in modern U.S. history turned on Tuesday to the gunman's girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said.

Uber board votes in favor of SoftBank deal, governance changes

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:22pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc directors on Tuesday voted to allow Japan's SoftBank Group to invest in the ride services company and approved a series of governance changes that increases the independence of the board and decreases the influence of former Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick.

Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:48pm
(Reuters) - Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, which already had spawned a nationwide lawsuit.

Trump administration backpedals on citizenship for 'Dreamers'

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. official told Congress on Tuesday it would be "rational" to legislate a path for citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children, but within hours the administration backtracked, saying his comments did not state the views of President Donald Trump.

Spain's King condemns Catalan leaders as thousands take to streets

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:55pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe VI on Tuesday accused Catalan secessionist leaders of shattering democratic principles and dividing Catalan society, as thousands took to the streets to protest against a violent police crackdown against the banned independence referendum held on Sunday.

Justice Kennedy on hot seat in major voting rights case

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices clashed on Tuesday over whether courts should curb the long-standing U.S. political practice of drawing electoral maps to entrench one party in power, with conservative Anthony Kennedy likely to cast the deciding vote.