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

S&P 500, Nasdaq end higher in choppy session as inflation data looms

S&P 500, Nasdaq end higher in choppy session as inflation data looms

All eyes on US CPI data on Wednesday Peloton falls as CEO says business “thinly capitalized” Indexes: Dow down 0.3%, S&P 500 up 0.3%, Nasdaq up 1% NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended higher on Tuesday, with big growth shares rising after the previous day’s selloff as Treasury yields … 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

Mario Batali: Woman who accused the celebrity chef of groping her testifies in criminal trial

Mario Batali: Woman who accused the celebrity chef of groping her testifies in criminal trial

Natali Tene said she posed for photos with Batali while, out-of-frame, he took advantage of the star-struck patron as she was standing close to him for the photos. “His right hand is all over my breasts, all over my rear end, all between my legs,” Tene said. “I’ve never been grabbed like that before… squeezing … Read more

Stocks suffer renewed slide on growth fears, dollar extends rally

Stocks suffer renewed slide on growth fears, dollar extends rally

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – Stocks fell heavily again on Monday and the dollar rocketed to a new two-decade high as worries about higher interest rates and a tightened lockdown in Shanghai deepened investors’ fears that the global economy is rapidly heading for a slowdown. After a bruising session on Friday in which US stocks … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Biden sidelined global energy partners with record emergency oil release

EXCLUSIVE Biden sidelined global energy partners with record emergency oil release

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – The United States announced a record-sized release of emergency crude oil reserves in March without consulting partners in the International Energy Agency, leaving them scrambling to match with releases of their own, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Unilateral action by Washington to address global supply or price … Read more

South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in race for rare minerals

South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in race for rare minerals

S.Korean tungsten mine gets $100 million makeover Dozens of new mineral projects launched globally Green, digital booms fuel demand for rare minerals China is pre-eminent in critical minerals supply GRAPHIC-S.Korea’s reliance on China: SANGDONG, South Korea, May 9 (Reuters) – Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts, in a town that’s seen … Read more

The CDC is investigating a Covid-19 outbreak on board a Carnival cruise ship

The CDC is investigating a Covid-19 outbreak on board a Carnival cruise ship

The Carnival Spirit, which sailed through the Panama Canal, departed Miami on April 17 and arrived in Seattle on May 3, according to a statement from the cruise line. The ship holds 2,124 guests and 930 crew members, Carnival said. The CDC says it’s not permitted to publicly share the number of passengers and crew … Read more

OPEC Stays Silent As EU Rushes To Ban Russian Oil

Oil production

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its partners in OPEC+ led by Russia decided this week they would not increase their target production figure for next month. Effectively, OPEC+ slapped the EU in the face, as this decision means no additional oil is coming to Europe to replace sanctioned Russian barrels. The European Commission … Read more

Yelp, other companies take stance on abortion rights with travel benefit

Yelp, other companies take stance on abortion rights with travel benefit

May 6 (Reuters) – Yelp Inc, Amazon.com, and Citigroup are among a small but growing number of companies rolling out policies to cover costs for American employees who need to travel out of state for an abortion. Yelp Inc (YELP.N) was one of the first to offer support for its employees who might need to … Read more