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U.S. jury fails to reach verdict in latest J&J talc trial

54 min 14 sec ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A South Carolina jury on Friday could not agree on a verdict in a case of a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer, resulting in a mistrial.

U.S. jury fails to reach verdict in latest Johnson & Johnson talc trial over asbestos claims

1 hour 23 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A South Carolina jury on Friday could not agree on a verdict in a case of a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer, resulting in a mistrial.

U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide

1 hour 42 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

S&P 500 companies return $1 trillion to shareholders in tax-cut surge

2 hours 48 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P 500 companies have returned a record $1 trillion to shareholders over the past year, helped by a recent surge in dividends and stock buybacks following sweeping corporate tax cuts introduced by Republicans, a report on Friday showed.

S&P, Dow fall as oil drop hurts energy; chipmakers boost Nasdaq

3 hours 30 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow eased on Friday after a steep drop in oil prices pressured energy stocks, but losses were limited by gains in chipmakers and retail stocks.

T-Mobile says ex-Trump campaign manager advising on Sprint merger

3 hours 59 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US said it is getting advice on its proposed $26 billion merger with Sprint Corp from a lobbying firm whose staff includes several members of President Donald Trump's election team such as former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Investors find little appetite for consumer staples

4 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - The consumer staples index , the S&P 500's biggest laggard for 2018, could have further to fall and may even look less appealing as a defensive play in the event the economy turns sour.

S&P, Dow fall with energy; chipmakers lift Nasdaq

4 hours 35 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index and the Dow eased on Friday after a steep drop in oil prices pressured energy stocks, but losses were limited by gains in chipmakers and retail stocks.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 5.3 million vehicles for cruise control defect

5 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling more than 5.3 million vehicles in North America over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control, the company said on Friday, warning owners not to use the function until they get software upgrades.

U.S. reaches deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: congressional aide

5 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

Exclusive: Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory

5 hours 36 min ago
FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric sedan, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.

Tesla hires new chief financial officer for China

5 hours 52 min ago
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Friday announced a number of key executive hires including former GE and General Motors executive James Zhou as its China CFO and Neeraj Manrao, a former Apple executive, as director of energy manufacturing.

FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers

6 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic.

EU states agree rules to make search engines pay for news

6 hours 39 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Search engines like Google and Microsoft's Bing could be made to pay for showing snippets of news articles under draft copyright rules endorsed by European Union ambassadors on Friday.

S&P, Dow lower on oil plunge; chipmakers lift Nasdaq

6 hours 46 min ago
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell on Friday as a steep drop in oil prices pressured energy stocks, but losses were limited by gains in chipmakers and retail stocks.

U.S. reached deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: Congressional aide

6 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers that the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior Congressional aide said on Friday.

U.S. reached deal to keep Chinese telecom ZTE in business: New York Times

7 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE Corp back in business, the Trump administration told lawmakers, according to a report Friday in the New York Times.

S&P, Dow edge lower on oil plunge; Nasdaq lifted by chipmakers

8 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped on Friday as a steep drop in oil prices weighed on energy stocks, with losses limited by gains in chipmakers and healthcare shares.

FBI says foreign hackers have compromised home router devices

8 hours 22 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI warned on Friday that foreign cyber criminals had compromised "hundreds of thousands" of home and small office router devices around the world which direct traffic on the internet by forwarding data packets between computer networks.

Half of Walmart's workforce are part-time workers: labor group

9 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Part-time workers account for half of Walmart Inc's workforce, up from 20 percent in 2005, according to a labor group report on Friday that examined the company's increased shift away from more expensive full-time employees.

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