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

US bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

US bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

June 23 (Reuters) – Sales of Juul e-cigarettes were blocked by the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, in a major blow to the once high-flying firm whose products have been tied to a surge in teenage vaping. The agency said the applications “lacked sufficient evidence” to show that sale of the products would … 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

US Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

US Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a lower … 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

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

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar's 'Lightyear,' with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters … Read more

Tesla attacks California agency for filing race bias lawsuit

Tesla attacks California agency for filing race bias lawsuit

June 7 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Tuesday accused a California civil rights agency of rushing to sue businesses without conducting proper investigations, an attempt to go on the offensive as the electric car maker faces claims of widespread race bias at an assembly plant. Tesla in a 10-page complaint told California’s Office of … Read more