Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

May 10 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump when he buys the social media platform, the clearest signal yet of Musk’s intention to cut moderation of the site. Musk, the world’s richest person and chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. regulators are in China for audit deal talks

Exclusive: U.S. regulators are in China for audit deal talks

Chinese and US flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, May 6 (Reuters) – US regulatory officials have arrived in Beijing seeking to settle a long-running dispute over the auditing compliance of US-listed Chinese … Read more

U.S. Senate committee passes antitrust bill pressuring OPEC

U.S. Senate committee passes antitrust bill pressuring OPEC

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – A US Senate committee passed a bill on Thursday that could expose the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and partners to lawsuits for collusion on boosting crude oil prices. The No Oil Producing or Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) bill sponsored by senators, including Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Amy Klobuchar, … Read more

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

Man accused of tackling comic Dave Chappelle on stage is charged with assault

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (Reuters) – The man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle to the stage floor during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was charged on Wednesday with felony assault with a deadly weapon. The attack on Chappelle, 48, occurred Tuesday night during a sold-out appearance by the Emmy-winning entertainer … Read more

Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower ahead of Fed decision

Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower ahead of Fed decision

Starbucks rises on robust US demand All eyes on Fed policy statement at 2 pm ET Indexes down: Dow 0.26%, S&P 0.57%, Nasdaq 1.47% May 4 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes fell on Wednesday as a rise in US Treasury yields hit growth stocks ahead of a widely expected interest-rate hike that could be … Read more

In it for the long haul: Qantas bets on non-stop Sydney-London flights with Airbus order

In it for the long haul: Qantas bets on non-stop Sydney-London flights with Airbus order

Orders 12 Airbus ultra-long haul A350-1000 planes Direct commercial Sydney-London flight to start late in 2025 20-hour trip to be the world’s longest non-stop flight Orders 20 A321XLRs and 20 A220s to renew domestic fleet Overall Airbus deal could be worth more than $4 bln – Barrenjoey SYDNEY, May 2 (Reuters) – Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) … Read more

HSBC’s top shareholder calls for banking giant’s break-up

HSBC's top shareholder calls for banking giant's break-up

A branch of HSBC bank is seen, in central London August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/SINGAPORE, April 29 (Reuters) – HSBC Holdings’ (HSBA.L) largest shareholder, Chinese insurance giant Ping An (601318.SS), has called for a break-up of the London-based bank, a source familiar with the matter … Read more

Buffett slams Wall St, extols cash, addresses nuclear risk at Berkshire meeting

Buffett slams Wall St, extols cash, addresses nuclear risk at Berkshire meeting

OMAHA, Neb., April 30 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett on Saturday used the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) to rail against Wall Street excess and extol the virtues of cash after rapidly spending tens of billions on stocks and companies , while addressing the risk to his conglomerate from the threat of nuclear war. … Read more

Dollar dips, U.S. stocks tumble on inflation concerns

Dollar dips, U.S. stocks tumble on inflation concerns

A broker looks at a graph on his computer screen on the dealing floor at ICAP in London, Britain January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register World stock index off, shows weakest month since March 2020 US stocks weighed down by inflation, Amazon earnings Nasdaq loses 4% on … Read more