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: 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

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

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

Ricky Gervais defends ‘taboo humor’ amid anti-trans backlash

Ricky Gervais defends 'taboo humor' amid anti-trans backlash

He’s not kowtowing to the woke crowd. Ricky Gervais is standing steadfast amid backlash, doubling down on his defense of “taboo comedy” amid ongoing social media outrage over a series of jokes in his new Netflix special “SuperNature,” which many online critics deemed transphobic. “I think that’s what comedy is for — getting us over … Read more

JetBlue goes hostile to buy Spirit Airlines after rejection

JetBlue goes hostile to buy Spirit Airlines after rejection

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) is not taking no for an answer in its quest to buy rival Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N). On Monday, the New York-based carrier launched a hostile all-cash takeover bid for Spirit Airlines, two weeks after the low-cost carrier rejected an offer from the larger rival. JetBlue, which … Read more