Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) chief lobbied the Japanese government to make clear it supported hybrid vehicles as much as battery electrics or face losing the auto industry’s support, a senior lawmaker told a ruling party meeting. The lobbying by Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota and chairman of the Japan Automobile … Read more

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden … Read more

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with their windows taped and engines covered in a floodlit hangar in the Gulf, hobbled by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar’s national carrier. From a distance, the planes might seem like any other long-haul jetliners crowding … Read more

Biggest rail strike in 30 years brings UK to standstill

Biggest rail strike in 30 years brings UK to standstill

More than 40,000 rail workers set to strike Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years kicked off on Tuesday as tens of thousands of staff walked out in a dispute over pay and jobs that could … Read more

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $19 million

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $19 million

June 18 (Reuters) – A wealthy person has bid a record $19 million to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, in the 21st and final time that the billionaire businessman auctioned a private lunch to benefit a San Francisco charity. The winning bid at the eBay auction, which ended on Friday, far surpassed the previous record … Read more

How free-wheeling Texas became the self-driving trucking industry’s promised land

How free-wheeling Texas became the self-driving trucking industry's promised land

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17 (Reuters) – For companies working to make self-driving trucks a near-term reality, all roads lead to Texas. Vast highways, a booming freight market and, crucially, the least restrictive laws governing autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the United States have turned Texas into the industry’s most desired location. Several companies, including Aurora … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

Elon Musk's SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk arrives to see off the Inspiration 4 crew, the first all-civilian crew to be sent into orbit, before they head to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, US, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

South Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

South Korea strike disrupts shipments of key cleaning agent for chipmaking

Union, government to set to resume talks Cargoes of petrochemical materials still blocked Shipments of soju liquor down to 60% of normal SEOUL, June 14 (Reuters) – A nationwide strike by truck drivers in South Korea has disrupted shipments to China of a key cleaning agent used by makers of semiconductor chips, the Korean International … Read more

SpaceX faces NASA hurdle for Starship backup launch pad

SpaceX faces NASA hurdle for Starship backup launch pad

Starship prototypes are pictured at the SpaceX South Texas launch site near Brownsville, Texas, US, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – NASA wants Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ensure its plan to launch its next-generation Starship rocket … Read more