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'Exhausted' Toys 'R' Us suppliers weigh options as huge retailer shuts

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Toys 'R' Us secured a $3.1 billion bankruptcy loan in September, toy makers were reassured they would be paid for goods delivered to the company as it tried to emerge from Chapter 11.


Trump lawyer seeks $20 million damages from Stormy Daniels: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law firm representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the corporation that paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in what she called hush money over an alleged affair with Trump said in a court filing that it was seeking at least $20 million in damages for multiple violations of a nondisclosure agreement.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Trump’s Lawyers Claim Stormy Daniels Violated Confidentiality Agreement at Least 20 Times

In a court filing, the president weighs in for the first time directly on a case in which a porn actress was paid $130,000 to stay silent about an affair she claims she had with him.


Deutsche Bank boosts bonuses to 2.3 billion euros despite bigger 2017 loss

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank paid bonuses worth 2.3 billion euros ($2.83 billion) for 2017, four times higher than the previous year even as the German lender warned on costs for 2018 and reported a bigger 2017 loss than previously disclosed.


F1 breaks new ground with first global marketing campaign

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is distancing itself further from the Bernie Ecclestone era by launching a paid-for global marketing campaign for the first time.

'The Crown's' queen paid less than prince

Producers of Netflix series "The Crown" say actress Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth, was paid less than co-star Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip.

Foy, Claire (1984- )

Claire Foy, Queen on ‘The Crown,’ Was Paid Less Than Her On-Screen Husband

Producers acknowledged that Ms. Foy, who earned a Golden Globe and Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip.


Royal pay gap? 'The Crown''s Queen Elizabeth paid less than her prince

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even royals, it seems, may suffer from the gender pay gap.


Britain to consider new tax mechanism for online sales

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - The British government will consult on a new mechanism for collecting value-added-tax (VAT) for online sales to ensure that the tax paid by consumers reaches the Treasury, finance minister Philip Hammond said during his spring statement to parliament.


Editorial Notebook: Being the Mayor’s Wife Shouldn’t Be a Paying Job

It’s fine for Mr. de Blasio to value the counsel of his wife, but it’s wrong for him to think she should be paid.


Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday.


Porn star offers to repay $130,000 in dispute over alleged Trump affair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump's personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silent about the alleged relationship.


Adult-film star offers to pay back alleged Trump affair hush money: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who says she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to give back the $130,000 that Trump's personal lawyer paid her to keep mum about the alleged relationship.


‘ISIS Is Coming!’ How a French Company Pushed the Limits in War-Torn Syria

The global cement giant Lafarge is facing accusations that it paid ISIS and other militant groups and put its employees at risk to preserve business in war-torn Syria.

Krauss, Lawrence M

Arizona State Suspends Lawrence Krauss During Inquiry Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Dr. Krauss, a leading figure in the “skeptics” movement, was placed on paid leave and barred from campus after a report was published by BuzzFeed.


India set to cut Monsanto's GM cotton seed royalties by 20 percent: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is likely to cut royalties paid to Monsanto Co by domestic companies for its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds again, by 20 percent, industry and government sources said.


West Virginia teachers' nine-day strike ends with 5 percent pay raise

(Reuters) - A nine-day strike by West Virginia teachers ended on Tuesday with state officials approving a 5 percent pay raise for all state workers, giving a boost to some of the lowest-paid educators in the country.

Computers and the Internet

Economic Scene: Your Data Is Crucial to a Robotic Age. Shouldn’t You Be Paid for It?

Getting companies to pay for the information they reap from people’s online lives will improve the data and may counteract a concentration of power.


Investors urge Novartis to exert 'moral influence' amid Greek probe

ZURICH (Reuters) - Several Novartis shareholders urged the Swiss drugmaker on Friday to improve its oversight of staff, amid a widening probe into allegations that managers paid bribes to doctors and public officials in Greece.


In Vatican Magazine Exposé, Nuns Reveal Their Economic Exploitation

Sisters are often relegated to unsung, and underpaid, roles in a male-centric church that does not recognize their talents or capabilities, according to nuns interviewed by a women’s magazine.


Trilobites: They’re Hosting Parasitic Worms in Their Bodies to Help Treat a Neglected Disease

17 healthy volunteers were paid to help prove a method of testing vaccines for schistosomiasis, which can be lethal, but some researchers are conflicted about the trial.


‘Crisis Actor’ Isn’t a New Smear. The Idea Goes Back to the Civil War Era.

Conspiracy theories about the Florida school shooting are part of a long history of genuine activism being dismissed as the work of paid agitators.

He looks like any other young man, but he's a former slave and paid dearly for freedom

Twenty one-year-old Victory looks like many of his peers in Nigeria. But one thing significantly distinguishes him from the crowd -- Victory is a former slave.


Pakistan's crumbling architectural heritage

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - When British colonial rulers hastily left South Asia at Pakistan's painful birth in 1947, the ensuing chaos and violence meant little attention was paid to the...


Verizon, Straight Path pay $614 million civil penalty to U.S. FCC: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc and its Straight Path Communications Inc unit paid a $614 million civil penalty as part of a January 2017 settlement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Wednesday.


With patchwork and peace signs, Dior channels 1960s protest spirit

PARIS (Reuters) - Christian Dior paid homage to the youth movements of the 1960s on Tuesday with an explosion of color on the catwalk, as models in baker boy caps and vibrant patchwork designs walked...

Politics and Government

European Ex-Officials Deny Being Paid by Manafort to Lobby for Ukraine

Mr. Manafort paid 2 million euros to former European officials to lobby for Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government, a new indictment says.


Editorial: When Charity Workers Turn Predatory

Oxfam’s admission that staff in Haiti paid for sex with desperate local people puts aid groups on notice worldwide.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

‘The Hapsburg Group’: Mueller Says Manafort Secretly Paid European Leaders

A federal indictment says that a former Trump campaign chairman wired 2 million euros to former European politicians.


New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine.

Investigators looking into bodyguard's affair with mayor find nude photos

Newly discovered nude cell phone photos may be evidence Nashville's mayor and her former security chief were having an affair while he was being paid to be her bodyguard, authorities say in court documents disclosed Thursday.


Russia makes $15 million anti-doping payment to comply with ban terms

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) has paid $15 million to help develop international anti-doping efforts as part of the conditions set for the country's possible return to the Games, it said on Thursday.


EU lawmakers back CO2 limits to power reserve subsidies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed attaching emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities for backup power capacity to avert blackouts.

Paid Time Off

Why a Republican Plan for Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security

A proposal would allow people to collect Social Security after a birth, but there’s a catch.


Guess co-founder gives up duties during probe of alleged improper conduct

(Reuters) - Guess Inc said on Tuesday its co-founder Paul Marciano will give up his day-to-day responsibilities at the company on an unpaid basis pending the completion of a probe into accusations of improper conduct.

CNN barred from alleged 'troll factory'

CNN's Matthew Chance reports from outside a so-called Russian troll factory, where workers are paid to write content to sow discord amongst Americans according to a federal indictment.

Bill Gates: I need to pay higher taxes

Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that even though he's paid over $10 billion in taxes, he believes he -- and other people of wealth -- should be required to pay higher taxes.

Family Leaves

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Don’t We Just Do Paid Family Leave the Right Way?

Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump have endorsed a plan that gets us started.


Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.

Trump, Donald J

Karen McDougal Describes Alleged Affair With Trump in New Yorker Article

Ms. McDougal, a former Playboy model, explained how a tabloid paid for her story of a nine-month affair that allegedly began in 2006, only to never publish it.

Trump inaugural committee pays $26 million to firm founded by first lady's friend

A firm founded by a senior adviser to first lady Melania Trump was paid close to $26 million to plan events around President Donald Trump's first inauguration, tax documents provided to CNN revealed Thursday.


Cohen's Point72 wants lawsuit over hostility to women sent to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen asked a U.S. judge to force a female executive to arbitrate her claims that his firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, maintains a hostile working environment where women are mistreated and paid less than men.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

The committee, which raised a record $107 million, detailed its finances in a tax filing, revealing that it donated less than expected to charity.


Trump lawyer says he paid porn star $130,000 with his own money

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private lawyer for President Donald Trump says he paid $130,000 of his own money to adult film star Stormy Daniels who once claimed she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Trump's lawyer says he paid a porn star. Is that legal?

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has declared a payment he orchestrated to a porn star to be "lawful," but legal experts say the matter is far from settled.

Stormy Daniels' manager says the porn star is going to tell her story

A manager for the porn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer claims the agreement between the two is no longer valid, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.


Rise in U.S. inflation puts spotlight on Fed's Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January as Americans paid more for gasoline, rental accommodation and healthcare, raising pressure on new Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell to prevent a possible overheating of the economy.

I paid $102.32 to find love

Sitting on the couch in my New York apartment, I sipped some wine and hesitantly typed the last few digits of my debit card into a subscription box on a paid dating site. At the time, I was a 24-year-old producer traveling the country, covering breaking news and the 2016 election. I had built a network of great colleagues and friends.

At 24, I paid $102.32 to find love

Sitting on the couch in my New York apartment, I sipped some wine and hesitantly typed the last few digits of my debit card into a subscription box on a paid dating site. At the time, I was a 24-year-old producer traveling the country, covering breaking news and the 2016 election. I had built a network of great colleagues and friends.

The President's personal lawyer says he paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006

Cohen, Michael D (1966- )

Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

Michael D. Cohen, who worked as a counsel to the Trump Organization for more than a decade, said he was not reimbursed for the 2016 payment.


Medical schools don’t offer doctor-recommended parental leave

(Reuters Health) - Physicians at some of the nation’s most elite medical schools don’t receive three months of paid parental leave that doctors recommend for the health of mothers and babies, a U.S. study has found.


Soccer-Rising cost of Premier League injuries raises fixture concerns-study

Feb 13 (Reuters) - English Premier League clubs have paid 134.2 million pounds ($187 million) in wages to injured players so far this season, with Manchester United topping the list by shelling out more than 15.8 million, according to a study.

Patient advocacy groups accused of getting kickbacks from opioid manufacturers

A new report alleges that five of the United States' largest opioid manufacturers paid patient advocacy groups nearly $9 million between 2012 and 2017 to help push an agenda that promoted opioid use.


Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

(Reuters) - Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday.


Exclusive: Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker's chip technology - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc paid about $90 million to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late last year, in a secret bet on the startup's energy-efficient chips, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Oxfam hit with pay-for-sex allegations

The UK government says it is reviewing its current work with one of Britain's biggest aid agencies, Oxfam, amid allegations some of its senior employees paid for sex in Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

NYT: US spies paid Russian who promised cyberweapons, Trump intel

Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times reports that US spies, in an effort to retrieve cyberweapons stolen by Russia, were scammed out of $100,000 by a Russian who promised to deliver cyberweapons and damaging information on President Donald Trump.

A lack of an Oxford comma cost dairy $5 million

A group of Maine dairy delivery drivers will receive $5 million in a proposed settlement for unpaid overtime, according to court records filed on Thursday.

Rep. Farenthold has still not paid back $84K settlement he said he would repay

Two months ago, Rep. Blake Farenthold vowed to repay the $84,000 he used in taxpayer money to pay the settlement of a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment and other improper conduct.


BRIEF-AT&T Completes Acquisition Of Fibertower Corporation

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Australian burger chain settles dispute with Crocodile Dundee actor

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian burger chain Grill’d has paid A$20,000 ($15,640) to actor Paul Hogan and a charity to settle a dispute over the use of one the "Crocodile Dundee" actor's most famous lines, his lawyer said on Thursday.


Match Group revenue soars as Tinder attracts more subscribers

(Reuters) - Match Group Inc , which owns popular dating app Tinder, on Tuesday reported a 28.5 percent jump in quarterly revenue as more people paid for subscriptions to its apps and websites.


Apple sees 'strong demand' for replacement iPhone batteries: letter

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has seen "strong demand" for replacement iPhone batteries and may offer rebates for consumers who paid full price for new batteries, the company said in a Feb. 2 letter to U.S. lawmakers made public on Tuesday.

Family Leaves

Even in Family-Friendly Scandinavia, Mothers Are Paid Less

Researchers say motherhood is one of the biggest causes of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

Duckworth: 2018 is past time to get real on paid leave


Paid parental leave still eludes Americans

Twenty-five years ago today, on February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act. The first and only federal leave legislation in the United States, it guarantees nearly 60% of employees 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave to take care of a new baby, a sick relative or their own serious medical condition.


Timberlake back at Super Bowl halftime, no wardrobe malfunctions

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake posed for a selfie, paid tribute to music legend Prince and played it safe at a halftime Super Bowl performance on Sunday, returning to the gig where he and Janet Jackson introduced "wardrobe malfunction" to the American lexicon.


BBC denies gender bias as women staff denounce unequal pay

LONDON (Reuters) - Women working for the BBC have complained they are paid less than men in equivalent jobs and accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at Britain's public broadcaster.


BBC women denounce unequal pay as heat rises for broadcaster

LONDON (Reuters) - Women working for the BBC have complained they were paid less than men in equivalent jobs and have accused managers of misleading them about their pay to hide widespread gender discrimination at the public broadcaster.


Japan's cryptocurrency girl band stays loyal to virtual money after cyber heist

TOKYO (Reuters) - Members of a Japanese girl pop group, the Virtual Currency Girls, said on Monday they had refused an offer to be paid in yen and would stay loyal to cryptocurrencies despite a $530 million cyber heist jeopardizing their chances of getting paid.

Fleetwood Mac has a 'paid the same' policy

Rock icon Stevie Nicks believes the fight against sexual misconduct and gender inequality in the entertainment industry's is going to require persistence.

Sex Crimes

Op-Ed Contributor: Rachael Denhollander: The Price I Paid for Taking On Larry Nassar

Nothing could have prepared me for the pain of telling the truth.


The Remote Control, Out of Control: Why à la Carte TV Is Too Much for a Trekkie

CBS airs the latest Star Trek spinoff on its paid subscription service. But how many are we supposed to buy? This fan says no. For now.


Four senior BBC male journalists agree pay cuts after inequality row

LONDON (Reuters) - Four of the highest paid male BBC journalists have agreed to pay cuts, the broadcaster said on Friday, following revelations that its top male news reporters and presenters were earning significantly more than women doing similar jobs.

Opinion: If a senator can give birth, Congress can get serious on paid leave

Senator Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, made history this week by announcing her pregnancy. When she has her daughter in the spring, she will become the first sitting senator in US history to give birth while in office.


U.S. consumer bureau delays prepaid card rules into 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday it would delay the effective date of new restrictions on prepaid cards until April 2019, citing industry needs for more time to comply.

She's visited every corner of the world with a carry-on

She has visited every corner of the world, but photographer Jill Paider always travels light -- with only a carry-on case as luggage.


Etihad grounds 5 cargo planes, pilots asked to take unpaid leave

DUBAI/ABU DHABI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Etihad Airways has grounded its five Airbus freighters, and is asking its pilots to take unpaid leave as it continues to rethink its strategy, the airline and sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Starbucks baristas get paid sick leave

Family Leaves

Salaried or Hourly? The Gaps in Family-Friendly Policies Begin to Close

More large companies are starting to see the value in paid leave and other benefits for parents, including hourly workers, though big disparities remain.


ECB set to delay tackling of euro zone's pile of bad loans: sources

FRANKFURT, Jan 24 (Reuters) - European Central Bank supervisors are likely to postpone publishing new rules aimed at tackling a huge pile of unpaid loans weighing down euro zone banks after fierce criticism from lawmakers and bankers, sources have told Reuters.


Qualcomm set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators: FT

(Reuters) - The European Union is set to fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc for taking advantage of its dominance when it paid Apple Inc to use its chips exclusively in Apple mobile devices, The Financial Times reported on Tuesday.


Qualcomm set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators - FT

Jan 23 (Reuters) - The European Union is set to fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc for taking advantage of its dominance when it paid Apple Inc to use its chips exclusively in Apple mobile devices, The Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Conservative pundit dodges CNN anchor's questions

CNN's Alisyn Camerota and former political director Matt Schlapp debate over reports President Trump's lawyer paid a porn star in exchange for silence about an alleged affair.


Tesla ties CEO Musk's compensation to company's performance

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday Chief Executive Elon Musk will receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind, and that he will be paid only if the company and all of its shareholders do extraordinarily well.


UPDATE 1-Tesla ties CEO Musk's compensation to company's performance

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday Chief Executive Elon Musk will receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind, and that he will be paid only if the company and all of its shareholders do extraordinarily well.


Tesla says CEO Musk to get paid only when company performs well

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday its Chief Executive Elon Musk will receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind, and that he will be paid only if Tesla and all of its shareholders do extraordinarily well.

WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump's lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

News and News Media

HuffPost, Breaking From Its Roots, Ends Unpaid Contributions

The site was an early example of amateur journalism online, but it will dissolve its self-publishing platform in an attempt to minimize unverified stories.


Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.


BRIEF-Dentsply Sirona Says ‍CEO Appointment Donald Casey Jr. Will Be Paid An Annual Base Salary Of $925,000​



Keep going to work, Britain's May tells public service employees at Carillion

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged workers employed by failed services and construction company Carillion for public service contracts to keep going to work confident that they will be paid.


Carillion collapse hits banks and investors, boosts short sellers

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British lenders including Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group face the prospect of hundreds of millions of pounds in outstanding loans going unpaid from Carillion's collapse on Monday.

Bill Clinton: Accusation that foundation paid for daughter's wedding is an insult

Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday denied accusations that his charity used donations for Haiti to pay for his daughter Chelsea's wedding to investment banker Mark Mezvinsky in 2010.

Home Equity Loans

Your Money: With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?

The new tax law removes the ability to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Will schools ask less of families, and should parents even use the loans to pay for school?


Drugmakers see a pricing blueprint in an $850,000 gene therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Global drugmakers are looking to a tiny biotech's $850,000 therapy for a rare type of blindness as a model for getting paid for highly expensive – and effective – new medicines.


UPDATE 1-Halkbank not Turkey will pay any U.S. fine, deputy PM says

ISTANBUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Any fine levied against Halkbank by the United States will be paid by the bank itself and not the Turkish government, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek was quoted as saying on Friday.


Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart's tit-for-tat minimum wage battle with Target, ratcheting to $11 an hour for the least experienced workers with likely pressure to move higher, may signal broader gains...

Opinion: Michelle Williams is the last straw

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that actor Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of her male co-star Mark Wahlberg's salary for filming re-shoots of the movie "All the Money in the World."