US tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

US tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v . Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an … Read more

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

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

Crypto's latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … 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

Tesla to seek investor approval for 3-for-1 stock split

Tesla to seek investor approval for 3-for-1 stock split

The logo of Tesla is seen in Taipei, Taiwan August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 10 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Friday proposed a three-to-one stock split, making its shares more affordable following recent sell-offs of the most valuable automaker. The company … Read more

US retailers cut prices but services keep inflation hot

US retailers cut prices but services keep inflation hot

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – Major US retailers like Target Corp (TGT.N) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N)have been cutting prices to clear overstocked warehouses, but hotel revenue is pouring in as daily room rates and occupancy have broken above pre-pandemic levels. Used car prices are no longer surging at the chart-topping pace that drove an initial … Read more

US SEC chief unveils plan to overhaul Wall Street stock trading

US SEC chief unveils plan to overhaul Wall Street stock trading

US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the SEC on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – The top US securities regulator … Read more

Wall St jumps with tech, energy; Target news weighs on retailers

Wall St jumps with tech, energy;  Target news weighs on retailers

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 1, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Target’s margin cut hits some retail stocks Kohl’s climbs on sale talks with Franchise Group Indexes: Dow up 0.8%, S&P 500 up 1%, … Read more

Amazon stock split may draw retail traders in tough market

Amazon stock split may draw retail traders in tough market

The logo of Amazon is seen at the company’s logistics center in Bretigny-sur-Orge, near Paris, France, December 7, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – Amazon’s (AMZN.O) stock split may provide some solace to shareholders who have seen the e-commerce giant’s shares battered this … Read more