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Airbus poaches Rolls-Royce executive to head aircraft sales

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:41am
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Airbus has hired the boss of Rolls-Royce's civil engines division, Eric Schulz, to replace John Leahy as head of commercial aircraft sales, following months of uncertainty over who would replace the veteran dealmaker.

Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test: source

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:49am
TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea may be preparing another ballistic missile launch, although such signals are not unusual and satellite images did not show fresh activity, a Japanese government source said on Tuesday.

Tough OPEC meeting looms amid specter of oil deficit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:36am
DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week amid concern that its efforts to rebalance the oil market might overshoot by creating a global deficit and spurring a further price rally.

Kenya president sworn-in as police block rival opposition meeting

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:33am
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in for a second five-year term in front of a rapturous crowd on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to reach it.

Hawaii to resume Cold War-era nuclear siren tests amid North Korea threat

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:31am
(Reuters) - Hawaii this week will resume monthly statewide testing of its Cold War-era nuclear attack warning sirens for the first time in about 30 years, in preparation for a potential missile launch from North Korea, emergency management officials said on Monday.

Senate tax drama intensifies as bill faces key panel vote

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:07am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed toward a new drama on Tuesday in the Senate, where a pair of Republican lawmakers demanded changes to the party's tax bill in exchange for their help in moving the measure forward.

SoftBank offers to buy Uber shares at 30 percent discount

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:23pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is offering to purchase shares of Uber Technologies Inc at a valuation of $48 billion, a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Alabama Senate candidate Moore calls allegations 'dirty politics'

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:47pm
HENAGAR, Ala. (Reuters) - Embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said on Monday the allegations of sexual misconduct against him were evidence of the moral failings of leaders in Washington and meant to distract attention from the real issues.

SoftBank offering to buy Uber shares at 30 percent discount

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:34pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is offering to purchase shares of Uber Technologies Inc at a valuation of $48 billion, a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Trump's tax bill faces potential Senate Republican opposition

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate Republican tax bill strongly backed by President Donald Trump faced potential opposition on Monday from two Republican lawmakers who could prevent the sweeping legislation from reaching the Senate floor.

Trump-installed consumer agency head sets hiring freeze, halts new rules

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight for control of the U.S. consumer watchdog agency intensified on Monday as Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), imposed a hiring freeze and halted any new regulations.

Nevada uprising leader vowed 'whatever it takes' to stop government: recording

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:48pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Weeks before Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff of militia supporters against federal agents in 2014, his son vowed to do "whatever it takes" to keep the family's cattle out of government hands, according to a recording played in court by prosecutors on Monday.

From blind date to Botswana's stars, Prince Harry charts love for U.S. actress Meghan Markle

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:40pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Just four weeks after a blind date with U.S. actress Meghan Markle that left him "beautifully surprised", Britain's Prince Harry took his wife-to-be on a trip to Botswana to camp under the stars in his tent.

Trump refers to a 'Pocahontas' in Congress at meeting with veterans

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said there was a "Pocahontas" in the U.S. Congress during a meeting on Monday with Native American World War Two veterans in an apparent derogatory reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Trump's tax bill balloons deficit, hurts poor: analysts

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest U.S. Senate version of a Republican tax bill, strongly backed by President Donald Trump, would balloon the federal budget deficit and hurt poor Americans more than first estimated, congressional fiscal analysts said on Monday.

Internet businesses ask U.S. to keep net neutrality rules

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AirBnb, Reddit, Shutterstock, Inc, Tumblr, Etsy , Twitter and a long list of small internet companies urged the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to scrap a plan to roll back net neutrality rules.

Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellations uncertain.

Directors duel over control of U.S. consumer protection agency

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mick Mulvaney brought a sweetener to the Trump administration's takeover of the consumer watchdog agency on Monday, offering doughnuts as he challenged the Obama-era acting appointee in a partisan showdown over how to regulate the U.S. financial system.

Trump plumps for tax bill, analysts say it expands deficit

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump summoned Senate Republican tax-writers to the White House on Monday to urge passage of a sweeping tax bill that congressional fiscal analysts said separately would balloon the federal budget deficit by $1.4 trillion over a decade.

Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:39pm
PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people affiliated with a Chinese cyber security firm hacked into the networks of Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.