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Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.


RPT-Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

Officials: It's been days since Trump, Sessions talked

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions haven't spoken in days, according to White House officials.


METALS-London copper hovers around $6,000, near highest since March

(Updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. Supply side concerns and a weaker dollar have driven base metal prices higher, ANZ said in a report. Union-represented workers and management at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile f


METALS-London copper pops above $6,000, near highest since March

(Adds ANZ report, more bullet points; updates prices) MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. Supply side concerns and a weaker dollar have driven base metal prices higher, ANZ said in a report. Union-represented workers and management at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper


METALS-London copper holds below $6,000, near highest since March

MELBOURNE, July 24 (Reuters) - London copper was marking time near its highest since early March on Monday ahead of the release of a spate of global manufacturing reports, underpinned by extended weakness in the dollar and prospects of tighter mine supply. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper dipped 0.2 percent to $5,995 a tonne by 0135 GMT, following a 0.8 percent gain in the previous session when prices reached the highest since March 1 at $6,051 a tonne. * Shangha


MSF reopens first Kunduz clinic since deadly hospital air strike in 2015

KABUL (Reuters) - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) reopened a small medical clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, their first facility there since the American airstrikes that destroyed a hospital in 2015.

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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

Ms. Trump’s first ethics disclosure shows that she and her husband, Jared Kushner, benefit from an active business empire, an arrangement that poses potential conflicts of interest.


U.S. taxable bond funds gather most cash since March: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors shifted $7.6 billion to the safe harbor of taxable bonds during the most recent week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as Republicans efforts to pass major...


U.S. taxable bond funds gather most cash since March -Lipper

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pumped $7.6 billion into taxable bonds during the most recent week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, generating the best inflows for those funds since March.


METALS-London copper buoyed near highest since early March

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, July 20 (Reuters) - London copper marked time on Thursday near its highest since early March, underpinned by brighter prospects for China's economy but awaiting a U.S. jobs report for cues on near-term direction. Copper has come under pressure as investors took profits after the strong run in recent weeks, said ANZ in a report. "However investors remain wary of further supply side disruptions. Workers at Antof

John McCain: Decorated veteran, senator since 1987

Here is a look at the life of US Senator John McCain.


Cholera kills four in Kenyan capital since May, government shuts hotels

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in the Kenyan capital has killed four people since May and the government has shut down a three-star hotel and a popular restaurant there to control its spread, the health minister said on Wednesday.


Britain's William and Kate meet Merkel during pre-Brexit charm tour

BERLIN (Reuters) - Prince William and his wife Kate met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday as part of a charm offensive to shore up relations with European Union countries before Britain leaves the bloc.


BRIEF-Kate Johnson to join as president, CVP of Microsoft US

* Microsoft - Kate Johnson, GE digital chief commercial officer, to join Microsoft as president, CVP of Microsoft US - Blog Source text for Eikon: ( Further company coverage:


Immigration to Switzerland from EU lowest since 2005

ZURICH (Reuters) - Net immigration to Switzerland from the European Union has fallen to its lowest level for 12 years, continuing a steady decline in immigration from nearby countries.


EMERGING MARKETS-Chinese data lifts emerging stocks to highest since April 2015

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) - Stronger-than-expected Chinese economic growth data and reduced chances of another U.S. rate rise this year lifted emerging stocks to their highest since the end of April 2015 on Monday, tracking gains in developed markets.

Kate Middleton's best moments

Since becoming the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton's life has been largely in the spotlight, allowing her to showcase an interesting range of skills.

Duchess of Cornwall speaks to CNN in rare interview

The Duchess of Cornwall is often seen but seldom heard, and now in a CNN exclusive, Camilla tells CNN's Max Foster how she is helping victims of domestic violence.


Weekly U.S. stock fund flows deteriorate, lowest since April: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled $11.6 billion from domestic U.S. stock funds during the latest week, the most cash to flee the funds in three months, according to Investment Company Institute...


MSNBC host leaving the Republican party, becoming an independent

(Reuters) - Co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and former Republican U.S. congressman Joe Scarborough said on Tuesday that he is leaving the Republican party and becoming an independent during an appearance on a late-night talk show.


Konta becomes first British woman into last eight since 1984

LONDON (Reuters) - Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Jo Durie in 1984 when she beat Caroline Garcia of France 7-6 (3) 4-6 6-4 on Monday.

Obama set for 1st political event since leaving office

Barack Obama is set to attend his first political event since leaving office, a Thursday fundraiser for a new group aimed at helping Democrats draw friendlier legislative district lines.


Japan PM Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet and party leaders early next month, moving to shore up his worst levels of popular support since returning to power in 2012, following a historic loss in a Tokyo assembly election.


A neat skateboard trick: Recycling old plastic bags to make boards

LONDON (Reuters) - Skateboarders are known for high-flying tricks, from jumping off of ramps to shooting down railings, but now one British designer is touting an environmental trick of his own, by using old plastic bags to make boards.


Exclusive: At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests - documents

CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 123 members of Venezuela's armed forces have been detained since anti-government unrest began in April on charges ranging from treason and rebellion to theft and desertion, according to military documents seen by Reuters.


Golf - Mickelson set for first start since Bones split

(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson will make his first PGA Tour start since parting ways with his longtime caddie at this week's Greenbrier Classic West Virginia, which returns after massive flooding last year forced cancellation of the event.


U.S. longer-dated bond net shorts hit highest since December -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish blew out to its widest level since December, JPMorgan's latest client survey showed on Wednesday. Recent signals from overseas central banks that they might consider reducing monetary stimulus later this year ignited a selloff in bond markets worldwide. U.S. benchmark 10-year Treasury yields reached their highest levels in seven weeks early on Wednesday. P


Stanley wins Quicken Loans playoff for first triumph since 2012

(Reuters) - Kyle Stanley saved par on the first sudden death playoff hole to beat fellow American Charles Howell III and capture the Quicken Loans National on Sunday for his first victory in five years.


Djokovic confident for Wimbledon after first title win since January

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic said rediscovering the winning feeling on Saturday when he scored his first tournament success since January had provided the perfect preparation for the Wimbledon Championships.

White House chief usher role becoming more partisan

Traditionally, the chief usher of the White House hasn't been someone who comes and goes with each administration; it's a position that endures. The White House chief usher as a fixture of the institution is as American as apple pie.


U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week since January - Baker Hughes

June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. oil drillers cut rigs this week for the first time since January and the pace of additions slowed this quarter due to declines in crude prices despite an OPEC-led effort to cut production and end a multi-year supply glut. Analysts, however, noted the weekly decline in the rig count was likely just a brief pause in a drilling recovery expected to continue through at least 2019. Drillers cut two oil rigs in the week to June 30, bringing the total rig count down


EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks bumper first half, yuan extends best quarter since 2008

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Emerging market investors took some profit following the best start to a year for stocks since 2014 on Friday, though there was little sign of fatigue in China as the yuan extended its best quarter since 2008.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Brightening economy sets euro up for strongest quarter since debt crisis

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - The euro came off yearly highs on Friday but was still set for its strongest quarter in six years as investors pile into the currency on a brightening euro zone economy and its implications for monetary policy in the bloc.


BOJ's JGB buying slows in April-June, hits lowest since 2014

TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan's bond buying slowed to the slowest pace in almost three years in the April-June quarter, Reuters calculations based on the central bank's operation announcements showed on Friday.


U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall to lowest since November -Freddie Mac

NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages fell to their lowest levels in more than seven months in step with lower U.S. Treasury yields earlier this week, Freddie Mac said on Thursday.

House set to vote on 'Kate's Law'

The House Thursday is expected to pass bills that would hand President Donald Trump key pieces of his immigration agenda, especially efforts targeting sanctuary cities.


Buffett's Berkshire on verge of becoming BofA's top shareholder

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc may be on the verge of becoming Bank of America Corp's largest shareholder, after the bank raised its dividend in the wake of a positive assessment of its ability to handle market stresses.


Currency impact on North American companies' first-quarter results lowest since 2014: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Currency market fluctuations in the first quarter of 2017 had the smallest negative impact on North American companies' financial results since 2014, FIREapps said in a report on Wednesday.


Merkel's conservatives at highest support since September 2015: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives expanded their support to 40 percent - the highest level since September 2015 - in a poll conducted by the Forsa institute for Germany's Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL.


Evangelical Christians becoming less opposed to gay marriage, poll finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.


Private U.S. property insurers have highest first quarter catastrophe losses since 1994 quake

(Reuters) - Private U.S. property casualty insurers suffered $7.3 billion in catastrophe losses during the 2017 first quarter, the worst such quarter since the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, California, a data company and trade group said on Monday.


Global sea level rise accelerates since 1990, study shows

OSLO (Reuters) - The rise in global sea levels has accelerated since the 1990s amid rising temperatures, with a thaw of Greenland's ice sheet pouring ever more water into the oceans, scientists said on Monday.


UAE president receives Eid al-Fitr greeting in rare appearance since 2014 stroke

DUBAI (Reuters) - The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, made a rare public appearance on Sunday since suffering a stroke in 2014, state news agency WAM said, receiving well-wishers for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast.

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Petra Kvitova Wins Her First Title Since Being Attacked

Kvitova, who was wounded six months ago by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic, beat Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.


EMERGING MARKETS-China stocks enjoy best week since November, rand firms

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - Chinese mainland shares rose nearly 1 percent on Friday, enjoying their best week since November after MSCI's decision to include them in its benchmark index, whilst South Africa's rand firmed after parliament backed the central bank's independence.


Colonial gasoline line nominations below capacity, 1st time since 2011

NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - Colonial Pipeline Co, the largest U.S. refined products system, said on Thursday that shipping nominations on its gasoline line had fallen below capacity for the first time in nearly six years, driving Gulf Coast cash gasoline prices lower.

Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change

Deadly heat waves are going to be a much bigger problem in the coming decades, becoming more frequent and occurring over a much greater portion of the planet because of climate change, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change.


Two Pakistani diplomats missing in Afghanistan since Friday: Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since Friday, when they set off by road back to their homeland, Pakistan's foreign office said on Sunday.


Americans lament Cuba becoming 'forbidden island' again

HAVANA (Reuters) - American travelers who long to swill a cocktail at Havana's legendary Sloppy Joe's bar or dive into the rooftop pool of its newest luxury hotel had their dreams dashed when U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy this week.


Cambridge University refuses to return Aboriginal artifacts to Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The University of Cambridge has refused a request by an Australian man to return important Aboriginal artifacts taken by British explorer Captain James Cook nearly 250 years ago.


METALS-London copper heads for biggest weekly drop since early May

(Updates prices) MELBOURNE, June 16 (Reuters) - London copper edged up on Friday but was still eyeing its biggest weekly drop since early May as markets priced in a higher U.S. interest rate environment that would support the dollar. * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper rose by half a percent to $5,668 a tonne, by 0700 GMT, shedding losses from the previous session. Copper is still down around 2 percent for the week. * ShFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper closed slig


U.S. blames North Korean government for cyber attacks since 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group it dubbed "Hidden Cobra," saying the group was part of the North Korean government.


U.S. longer-dated bond net shorts most since December -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, June 13 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish grew to its widest in six months, J.P. Morgan's latest Treasury client survey showed on Tuesday.


Britain's Duchess Catherine visits patients, medics after London attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Duchess of Cambridge visited patients and medical staff on Monday who were affected by the London Bridge attack earlier this month that killed eight people and left dozens more injured.


U.S. Strikes Shabab, a Likely First Since Trump Relaxed Rules for Somalia

Eight militants were believed killed in the airstrike, two and a half months after Mr. Trump cleared the way for strikes with no self-defense rationale.


U.S.-based Treasury funds attract most cash since January: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $1.4 billion into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasuries in the week ended June 7, marking the biggest inflows...


Review: In ‘Becoming Cary Grant,’ the Turmoil Beneath the Suave

A Showtime documentary about the screen legend uses home movies and an unpublished autobiography to peer behind the facade.


U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall to lowest since November - Freddie Mac

NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) - Interest rates on U.S. 30-year mortgages fell a fourth straight week to their lowest levels since November in line with lower U.S. Treasury yields as a result of mixed economic data and political concerns, Freddie Mac said on Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Mechel to pay first full preferred share dividends since 2011

MOSCOW, June 8 (Reuters) - The board of Russian metals and mining giant Mechel has recommended paying full dividends to preferred shareholders for the first time since 2011 now the company has fought back from the brink of bankruptcy.

Football (College)

Bob Stoops, Oklahoma’s Football Coach Since ’99, Steps Down on a High Note

Bob Stoops, 56, with more wins than any other coach in Sooners history, will be replaced by the offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, 33, set to lead a team that went 11-2 last season.


Italian bond yield gap over Spain near widest since debt crisis

* Worries over early elections, ECB withdrawal hit Italian bonds

London ringleader known as threat since 2015

London attack ringleader Khuram Butt was identified several years ago as a significant potential threat, British counterterrorism sources told CNN.


BRIEF-Gardner Lewis Asset Management L.P. reports a 5.6 percent stake in Kate Spade & Co

* Gardner Lewis Asset Management L.P. reports a 5.6 percent stake in Kate Spade & Co as of May 26, 2017 - SEC filing Source text: ( Further company coverage:


Three Saudi hospitals report MERS outbreaks since April, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Three Saudi hospitals have reported outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) since April 21, with 12 people catching the potentially deadly disease from infected patients who later died, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.


Motor racing: Kubica back in an Formula One car for first time since 2011

LONDON (Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica tested a Formula One car in Spain on Tuesday for the first time since a 2011 rallying accident that partially severed his forearm.


UPDATE 1-Mexico peso strongest since Trump election on setback for leftist

MEXICO CITY, June 5 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso gained on Monday to its strongest level in seven months after the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) fended off a leftist rival in a key state election, seen as a prelude to next year's presidential elections.


PRECIOUS-Gold prices at highest level since late April after weaker U.S. jobs data

* Dollar hovers close to 7-month low * Palladium hits near 3-year peaks * Silver marks highest since April 26 (Updates throughout) By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - Gold hit a six-week high on Monday, buoyed by disappointing U.S. jobs data on Friday that dimmed the prospects for an aggressive run of interest rate increases in the world's biggest economy. U.S. job growth slowed in May and employment gains in the prior two months were not as strong as previous


UPDATE 1-BHP CEO says he has not met with Elliott since Barcelona

TOKYO, June 5 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said on Monday he has not met with activist hedge fund Elliott Management since their talks in Barcelona last month and declined to comment on whether another meeting was scheduled.


BHP CEO says he has not met with Elliott since Barcelona

TOKYO, June 5 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie said on Monday he has not met with activist investor Elliott Management since their talks in Barcelona last month and declined to comment on whether another meeting was scheduled.

Possibly the biggest TV event since election night

With James Comey about to testify, Carl Bernstein says "Trump is not nearly as effective at presiding over a cover-up as Nixon was." Bernstein praises recent reporting about the Russia investigations.


South Korea raises bird flu alert after confirming first case since April

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Saturday it will raise the bird flu alert level to the second highest after small flocks of farm birds tested positive for the H5N8 virus, the first in the country since early April.


Japan's Nikkei tops 20,000 level, highest since August 2015

TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose above the psychologically important 20,000-point level to the highest since August 2015 on Friday as strong U.S. stocks and the rising dollar lifted investors' risk appetite.


UPDATE 2-Brazil exits recession with fastest growth rate since 2013

BRASILIA, June 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy emerged from its worst recession on record with its fastest growth rate in nearly four years, data showed on Thursday, boosting President Michel Temer's case for staying in office as he battles a corruption scandal.


BRIEF-Coach plans to use borrowings under term loan facilities to fund, in part, purchase price of planned acquisition of Kate Spade

* On May 30, co entered into a definitive credit agreement with a syndicate of banks and financial institutions - sec filing


PRECIOUS-Gold set for first monthly drop since Dec as Fed rate hike likely

* Gold, palladium heading for first monthly decline since December * Spot gold may break support at $1,257 per ounce- technicals * Silver falls after hitting one-month high on Tuesday (Adds quotes, updates prices) By Vijaykumar Vedala May 31 (Reuters) - Gold fell for a third day on Wednesday, set for its first monthly drop since December, as U.S. economic data boosted the case for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve next month. U.S. consumer spending recorded


UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead dropped to six percentage points in a poll published on Tuesday, the latest major poll since the Manchester bombing to indicate the June 8 election could be much tighter than previously thought.

Mueller to make first public speech since taking over Russia probe

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now leading the Russia investigation, will speak publicly Monday afternoon for the first time since taking on his prominent new role.


Nikkei flat as markets await U.S. data; TSE volume lowest since August

TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) - Tokyo stocks were flat in choppy trade on Monday as investors waited for key U.S. economic indicators out this week, including employment data, to provide clues on how soon U.S. interest rates might rise.


Badminton: South Korea stun China to win first Sudirman Cup since 2003

SYDNEY (Reuters) - South Korea stunned China to win the Sudirman Cup on Sunday, coming from 2-1 down to clinch the final 3-2 on Australia's Gold Coast and end their opponents' 12-year stranglehold on the biennial mixed team international tournament.


U.S. inflation path since 2012 is worrisome, policymaker says

TOKYO (Reuters) - The current level of U.S. prices is noticeably lower than what it would be if the Federal Reserve had delivered on its 2-percent inflation target, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said, calling the trend "worrisome."


BRIEF-Japan trade min: Ministry will not meet with WD about Toshiba since it is not directly involved

* ministry will not meet with Western Digital Corp about Toshiba Corp since it is not directly involved (Reporting By Ami Miyazaki)

Melania Trump is the first Catholic first lady since Jackie Kennedy

It was a small moment, buried in the news of President Trump's brief audience yesterday at the Vatican with the Pope: the pontiff blessed first lady Melania Trump's rosary.


UPDATE 1-U.S. 30-year mortgage rate falls to lowest since November - Freddie Mac

(Adds background, table) NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - The average rate on U.S. 30-year mortgages fell to its lowest level since November with a decline in U.S. bond yields on concerns about a delay in federal fiscal stimulus and safe-haven bids for Treasuries, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 3.95 percent in the week ended May 25, which was the lowest since 3.94 percent in the Nov. 17, 2016 wee

Illegal Immigration

Since Ouster, Sheriff Arpaio Has Lots of Time, but Not for Regrets

The Arizona sheriff, tough on inmates and accused of targeting Latinos in Maricopa County, reflects on his reputation and his decades in law enforcement.


Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to first title since 2012 with win at Malaga

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid ended a five-year wait to win La Liga on Sunday as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema secured a 2-0 win at Malaga which clinched a 33rd league triumph.


Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation.

Manning shares first photo since release and other photos of the week

Take a look at 26 photos of the week from May 12 through May 18.


PRECIOUS-Gold rises, set for biggest weekly gain since mid-April

May 19 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged higher early Friday and were on track for their biggest weekly gain since mid-April as the dollar softened and stocks eased amid the ongoing political crisis in the United States that weakened risk appetite. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,250.20 per ounce by 0102 GMT. It slipped 1.1 percent on Thursday in its biggest one-day percentage drop since May 3 to snap a five-day rally. The yellow metal was up about 1.8 percent


Chelsea Manning shares first picture of herself since release

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, shared a photo of herself for the first time since she was released from prison.


U.S. stock funds invested abroad draw most cash since 2015: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors are snapping up foreign stocks, giving international equity managers the most cash in two years, Investment Company Institute data for the latest week showed...


U.S. stock funds invested abroad draw most cash since 2015 -ICI

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors are snapping up foreign stocks, giving international equity managers the most cash in two years, Investment Company Institute data for the latest week showed on Wednesday. U.S.-based funds that primarily buy stocks outside of the country attracted $8.2 billion in the week ended May 10, while investors pulled $991 million from domestic equity funds, the trade group said. That is the best week for the foreign-focu


GLOBAL MARKETS-S&P on track for worst day since Sept on Trump concern

NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks and the dollar fell while bond prices rose on Wednesday as reports on U.S. President Donald Trump raised questions about his ability to deliver on tax and regulatory reform.


U.S. motorists on roads for Memorial Day weekend to be highest since 2005: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans traveling by car for the Memorial Day holiday will hit a 12-year high this year, fueled by a growing economy and relatively low gasoline prices, the nation's largest motorists' advocacy group said on Wednesday.


Etsy heading for biggest gain since 2015 after funds disclose stake

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Etsy Inc surged more than 20 percent on Tuesday and were on track for their biggest daily gain since 2015 after two investment firms revealed stakes in the online crafts retailer and the company said it was reviewing its strategy.


Pope says will be 'sincere' with Trump at Vatican meeting

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday he would be "sincere" with U.S. President Donald Trump over their sharp differences on subjects such as immigration and climate change when the two hold their first meeting at the Vatican later this month.


Wells Fargo eyes return to mortgage deals shunned since crisis

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co , the largest U.S. mortgage lender, is hoping this year to sell bonds backed by mortgages without government guarantees for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, the head of the bank's consumer lending division said on Thursday.


FIFA hasn't changed since Blatter era, says Prince Ali

MANAMA (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino has failed to change the way the organization is run, according to Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, a former candidate for world soccer's top job.


U.S. jobless claims fall; continuing claims lowest since 1988

WASHINGTON - New applications for U.S. jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls hit a 28-1/2-year low, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June.


Gol says airline price competition subsided since April

SAO PAULO, May 10 (Reuters) - Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA has seen price competition subsiding since April after a spike in March, Chief Financial Officer Richard Lark told analysts on a Wednesday conference call.

Shopping and Retail

Luxury Retailer Coach to Buy Rival Kate Spade in $2.4 Billion Deal

Coach was once a leading light in American retail, and the deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions aimed at building an accessible luxury group.

Coach bags $2.4B Kate Spade deal


With eye on millennials, Coach buys Kate Spade for $2.4 billion

(Reuters) - Handbag maker Coach Inc said it would buy Kate Spade & Co for $2.4 billion as it looks to tap the popularity of its smaller rival's quirky satchels and totes among millennials.


How skateboard legend Tony Hawk plans for the long road ahead

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When most people hear the name Tony Hawk, they picture him whirling through a 900 on his skateboard at ESPN's X-Games, or on the cover of the iconic video game series, Tony...

Oil drops below $45 for first time since November


PRECIOUS-Gold edges up, but set for worst week since Nov

May 5 (Reuters) - Gold inched up on Friday as the euro rose against the dollar, but was on track for its biggest weekly fall since November on receding political risks in France and expectations of a U.S. rate rise as early as June. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.1 percent to $1,228.31 per ounce as of 0105 GMT, after touching 1,225.20 on Thursday, its lowest since March 17. * Gold was poised to end the week down over 3 percent, the biggest percentage fall since the w


Crosby skates with Penguins team mates days after concussion

(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated with team mates on Thursday but no timetable was given for the two-time NHL Most Valuable Player's return from the fourth reported concussion of his career.


Alexa: where is Amazon opening a new R&D center? Cambridge, England

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon plans to open a new center in the university city of Cambridge for scientists developing technologies including the Alexa digital assistant used in its Echo speakers.


Alexa: where is Amazon opening a new R&D centre? Cambridge, England

LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) - Amazon plans to open a new centre in the university city of Cambridge for scientists developing technologies including the Alexa digital assistant used in its Echo speakers.


Oil eases, near weakest since late March on small U.S. stocks decline

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude oil lost ground on Thursday, falling for a third out of four sessions and trading near its lowest since late March after data showed a lower than expected decline in U.S. inventories.


UK's Duchess Catherine joins school children down on the farm

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge joined schoolchildren at a farm in western England on Wednesday as they learned about rural life and how food is produced.

Royals sue over topless Kate photos

Prince William and his wife Catherine are seeking $1.6 million (1.5 million Euros) in a trial for damages from a French magazine that published topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012, the magazine's lawyer told the UK Press Association on Tuesday.


Aid convoy enters besieged Syrian town of Douma, first time since October: ICRC

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An aid convoy of food and medical supplies has reached the besieged Syrian town of Douma for the first time since October, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.


Trump, Putin discuss Syria ceasefire in first talks since U.S. air strikes

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday moved to ease the tension from U.S. air strikes in April against Russian ally Syria, expressing a desire for a Syrian ceasefire and safe zones for the civil war's refugees.


French prosecutors seek heavy fine for topless photos of UK's Kate

NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - French prosecutors asked a court on Tuesday to impose a heavy fine on celebrity magazine Closer if it is found guilty of invading the privacy of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, by publishing topless photos of her in 2012.

Trump rally is 2nd best since JFK

All in all, the stock market performance through President Trump's 100th day in office on Saturday looks impressive.


French power demand fell during hottest March since 1900

PARIS (Reuters) - March 2017 was the hottest on record in 117 years in France, the RTE French electricity grid operator said on Thursday, adding that the warm weather led to a sharp fall in power consumption by 9.4 percent compared with the same month a year ago.


UPDATE 2-France's Total approves first project since 2014 as profits surge

PARIS, April 27 (Reuters) - French energy company Total gave the go-ahead on Thursday to develop its first major project since 2014 after reporting a sharp rise in quarterly profit that underscored its drive to cut costs throughout the oil price downturn.

Social Media

State of the Art: Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook

Instagram, now with 700 million users, resembles Facebook in 2009 to 2012, when it went from being something people used occasionally to something they use every day.


Arkansas preps for first U.S. double execution since 2000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Two Arkansas killers were slated on Monday to become the first pair of convicts put to death on the same day in the United States in 17 years, with state and federal courts so far denying their efforts to halt the lethal injections.


Anti-Semitic acts spiked since Trump election win, watchdog says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anti-Semitic incidents, from bomb threats and cemetery desecration to assaults and bullying, have surged in the United States since the election of President Donald Trump, and a "heightened political atmosphere" played a role in the rise, the Anti-Defamation League said on Monday.

Farewell Kate O'Beirne of CNN's 'Capital Gang'

The political world lost a legend this weekend. Kate O'Beirne, longtime Washington editor of National Review and longtime panelist on CNN's "Capital Gang" passed away Sunday of cancer.


May's Conservatives at 50 percent in poll, highest since 1991

LONDON (Reuters) - Support for Theresa May's ruling Conservatives was at 50 percent in a Comres poll published on Saturday, putting the prime minister on course for a landslide election victory on June 8.


UPDATE 1-Euro net shorts rise to highest since mid-March -CFTC, Reuters data

(New throughout, adds details on the contracts, analyst comments, table; adds byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - Net short positioning on the euro increased to its largest since mid-March, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday, as speculators braced for the outcome of French elections over the weekend. The first round of France's presidential election kicks off on Sunday, with polls sugge


Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

DOHA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said.


For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity

For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain went 24 hours without using coal to generate electricity, and expects to end all such use by 2025.


EMERGING MARKETS-Mexican peso eases, on track for worst week since January

By Mitra Taj and Miguel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY, April 21 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso slipped in morning trade on Friday amid global jitters over the French election, putting it on track to post its worst weekly loss since the start of the year. Markets braced for the first round of the French presidential election this weekend, when far-right candidate Marie Le Pen or her far-left rival could move on to a run-off. In Mexico, Latin America's No.2 economy, the stock index also eased


UK's William, Harry and Kate open up about emotional struggles

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry have given their most public comments on their emotional struggles and how the siblings' closeness helped them cope with their mother's death.


UPDATE 1-UK retail sales post biggest quarterly fall since 2010

* Inflation starting to hammer consumer spending - ONS (Adds reaction)

Capital Punishment

Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to Death, in Its First Execution Since 2005

A cascade of criticism and legal developments did not halt the execution on Thursday night, the first of several scheduled for this month.


Chan fears for skaters' health in era of quads

(Reuters) - Men's figure skating has been caught up in an airborne whirl lately - as the number of quadruple jumps being landed is rapidly mounting with each competition.


Sterling hits highest since December after PM calls for early election

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Sterling jumped as much as 1.6 percent against the dollar on Tuesday to hit its highest levels since mid-December, after British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised markets by calling for an early parliamentary election in June.

Kate Upton does her best Britney Spears

Kate Upton debuted her Britney Spears impression on "Lip Sync Battle" Monday night.

Young Men's Christian Assn (YMCA)

A Court Used for Playing Hoops Since 1893. Where? Paris.

A Y.M.C.A. in France claims the oldest basketball court in the world. But it is in no shape for regular basketball games.


PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 5-mth peak; heads for best week since last April

April 14 (Reuters) - Gold prices on Friday hovered near 5-month highs hit in the previous session, with trade thinned by public holidays in many countries. The metal was set for its biggest weekly percentage rise since April last year as a weaker dollar and geopolitical worries over the Middle East and North Korea fueled safe-haven demand. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was steady at $1,287.32 per ounce by 0200 GMT. Prices hit their highest since early November at $1,288

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat

Turkey in Turmoil and Chaos Since Purge Aimed at Dissenters

The government has fired or suspended about 130,000 people suspected of being dissidents from the public and private sectors since a coup attempt last summer.


UPDATE 1-Refinancing share of U.S. mortgage activity smallest since 2008 -MBA

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - The share of U.S. mortgage refinancing activity contracted last week to its smallest in more than 8-1/2 years amid a jump in home borrowing costs this year, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed.


Putin says U.S.-Russia ties worse since Trump took office

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Levels of trust between Moscow and Washington have deteriorated since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.


Cyber breaches have cost shareholders billions since 2013: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Cyber security breaches erode companies' share prices permanently, with financials the worst hit, a study issued by IT consultant CGI and Oxford Economics has found.


Nikkei falls to lowest since early December as yen surges

TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks fell more than 1 percent to their lowest level in over four-months on Wednesday morning as rising geopolitical tensions curbed risk appetite, while exporters dropped after the yen spiked to a five-month high.


China first-quarter auto sales strongest since 2014 despite tax cut rollback

BEIJING (Reuters) - China auto sales grew 7 percent in the first quarter, China's automakers association said on Tuesday, with the strongest January-March period since 2014 setting up the world's largest auto market for a better-than-expected year.

Kate Hudson wants to empower women to get fit


Japan's Nikkei falls to lowest level since mid-January

TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell to the lowest level since mid-January in early trade on Thursday as weak Wall Street performances soured sentiment, while a stronger yen pressured the overall market.

Civilian Casualties

Coalition Fighting ISIS Says 229 Civilians Killed Since Start of Mission

The worries about civilian casualties have grown as Iraqi forces push to take western Mosul from the Islamic State with the help of American and allied air power.


Myanmar goes to polls for by-elections, in first vote since Suu Kyi swept to power

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi's party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth.

8 mysterious Russian deaths since US election

Former FBI agent Clint Watts says the mysterious deaths of eight prominent Russians could be linked to Russia's interference in the US elections. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

Trump's attitude about immunity is a complete change since 2016

In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump asked his crowds "if you're not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for?"


German SPD closing on Merkel's conservatives, AfD at lowest since November 2015: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a weekly poll showed on Wednesday, less than six months before a federal election in Europe's biggest economy.

Hillary Clinton's most political speech since losing election

Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election.


U.S. consumers most confident since 2000

(Reuters) - U.S. consumers' confidence in the economy rose in March to its highest level since December 2000, a survey showed on Tuesday, led by optimism for finding work and a brighter assessment of business conditions.

Dow at risk of longest losing streak since 1978

The last time the Dow fell nine days in a row, Jimmy Carter was in the White House.

Basketball (College)

Oregon 74, Kansas 60: Oregon Topples Kansas for First Final Four Appearance Since 1939

The third-seeded Ducks stunned the Jayhawks to win the Midwest Regional. A matchup against another blue-blood program is guaranteed.


U.S. drillers add most rigs in a week since January -Baker Hughes

March 24 (Reuters) - U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a tenth week in a row, doubling the rig count in a ten-month recovery as energy companies boost spending on new production to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices. Drillers added 21 oil rigs in the week to March 24, the biggest weekly increase since the week to Jan. 20, bringing the total count up to 652, up from a six-year low of 316 in May, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday. <RIG-OL-USA-BHI>

The candidate who wore out the phrase 'believe me' is becoming the President fewer and fewer believe

"Believe Me."

Dow has worst day since Trump's election

Is the honeymoon period between Wall Street and President Trump over? The Dow fell by about 238 points Tuesday, a drop of more than 1%.


Twitter suspended more than 636,000 accounts since 2015 to tackle extremism

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had suspended more than 636,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company steps up efforts to tackle "violent extremism" on its microblogging platform.

Duterte, Rodrigo

Becoming Duterte: The Making of a Philippine Strongman

He is a child of privilege turned populist politician, an antidrug crusader who has struggled with drug abuse. Obsessed with death, he has turned his violent vision into national policy.

Gallup: Trump job approval drops to 37%, worst since taking office

President Donald Trump's job approval rating has dropped to 37%, while 58% of Americans disapprove of his performance so far as president, new Gallup figures show.


Prague's Old-New Synagogue gets first new Torahs since World War Two

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Prague's medieval Old-New Synagogue received two new Torah scrolls on Sunday, the first ones since World War Two shattered the country's once-thriving Jewish community.


Wall Street bonuses may show first uptick since 2009, firm says

(Reuters) - Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 15 percent this year in their first meaningful uptick since 2009, compensation firm Johnson Associates Inc said on Friday.


UPDATE 1-U.S. 30-year mortgage rates hit highest since Dec -Freddie Mac

(Adds table, graphics) NEW YORK, March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year mortgage rates rose for a second straight week to their highest levels since late December in step with a jump in Treasury yields, according to mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac on Thursday. The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of U.S. home loan, averaged 4.30 percent in the week ended March 16, which was the highest since 4.32 percent in the week ended Dec. 29 and was above 4.21 percent t


UPDATE 1-U.S. mortgage activity rises to highest since November

NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) - U.S. mortgage application activity reached a nearly four-month peak last week even as borrowing costs on 30-year home loans jumped to their highest almost three years, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed.


Nigeria's Buhari chairs first cabinet meeting since coming back

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari chaired his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday since coming back from medical leave last week.


Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship since 2012

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, Somali authorities said on Tuesday, the first time a commercial ship has been seized in the region since 2012.


Aid convoys reach four Syrian towns, first time since November

GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid convoys reached four besieged towns in Syria on Tuesday, delivering food and medical supplies to 60,000 people for the first time since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations said.


Owner of Kate Hudson sportswear line Fabletics explores sale -sources

NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - TechStyle Fashion Group, owner of the Fabletics sportswear line that features celebrity actress Kate Hudson, is exploring a sale that could value it at more than $1.5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Nearly 100,000 displaced since start of western Mosul assault

Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced since the operation to liberate western Mosul began last month, according to Iraq's Ministry of Migration And Displaced.

UN: World facing largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

Somalia and three other countries desperately need aid to save more than 20 million people from starvation and diseases, the United Nations said.

Opinion: Women leaders get the boot for corruption, men skate

If you want to fight corruption, elect a woman to office. Then everyone will decide that corruption is utterly intolerable and fight it until the bitter end.

Pope signals he's open to married Catholic men becoming priests

Pope Francis has said he is open to married men becoming priests to combat the Roman Catholic Church's shortage of clergy.


Dollar rises to highest against yen since Jan. 19

TOKYO, March 10 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level against the yen since Jan. 19 on Friday, as investors awaited U.S. job data that is likely to reinforce expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next week.


METALS-London copper eyes biggest weekly loss since August

* Traders concerned about China's credit availability for metals


METALS-London coppper eyes biggest weekly loss since August

MELBOURNE, March 10 (Reuters) - London copper steadied on Friday after six straight days of declines but was on track to log its steepest weekly loss since August after an influx of deliveries into exchange warehouses this week doused immediate supply concerns.


China February producer inflation accelerates to fastest since September 2008

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's producer price index (PPI) rose by a more-than-expected 7.8 percent in February from a year earlier, the fastest pace since September 2008, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.


Snap's shares open at lowest since market debut

(Reuters) - Snap Inc's shares fell as much as 10.4 percent on Tuesday, opening at their lowest since a blockbuster market debut last week.

Immigration and Emigration

Since Trump, Quiet Upstate Road Becomes a Busy Exit From U.S.

Residents of Champlain, N.Y., watch as migrants, both adults and children, use a country road to reach Canada, where they can seek asylum.


Snap slumps 12 percent, closes at lowest since IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Snap Inc slumped 12 percent on Monday and closed at their lowest level of the three sessions since the Snapchat owner's soaring market debut last week.


Closed Afghan-Pakistani Border Is Becoming ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

Thousands of Afghan visitors are stranded in Pakistan, and traders have been unable to move their vegetables and fruit across for nearly two weeks.

'SNL' turns Kate McKinnon's Jeff Sessions into Forrest Gump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions got the "Saturday Night Live" treatment on Saturday night.

Why is Patrick Stewart becoming a US citizen?

In an interview with ABC's "The View," Patrick Stewart revealed he wants to become a US citizen so he can "fight" President Trump and his administration.


220 civilians killed by strikes in Iraq, Syria since 2014: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-one civilians were killed in nine separate strikes by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria between November and January, the U.S. military said on Saturday.


Twelve treated for chemical weapons agents in Mosul since March 1: U.N.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday.


UPDATE 1-UK economy's strong growth since Brexit vote starts to slow

* Advertising giant WPP flags cautious outlook (Adds reaction, context, WPP)


Banks paid $321 billion in fines since financial crisis: BCG

(Reuters) - Banks across the world have paid about $321 billion in fines since the 2007-2008 financial crisis as regulators stepped up scrutiny, according to a note by the Boston Consulting Group.

How long has it been since Trump attacked someone on Twitter?


Taiwan's Foxconn says is sincere in its interest in Toshiba chip business

HONG KONG, March 1 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is sincere in its interest in Toshiba Corp's chip business, company founder Terry Gou said on Wednesday.


Investors' net shorts on U.S. Treasuries lowest since Nov -JPM

NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The margin on bearish bets on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over bullish positions shrank to its narrowest level since before Donald Trump's surprise U.S. presidential win in November, J.P. Morgan said on Tuesday.


Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister: relations with U.S. at lowest level since Cold War

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Relations between Russia and the United States are at the lowest level since the Cold War, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister.


J&J says kept drug price increases below 10 pct since 2012

NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Monday said the average list price of its drugs rose less than 10 percent each year since 2012, noting that the net price paid for the drugs, which includes discounts and rebates, was significantly lower.


Dollar edges to lowest against yen since Feb. 9

TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The dollar slipped to a more than two-week low against the yen on Monday, as investors awaited this week's speech by U.S. President Donald Trump for clues on tax reform.

Private prison stocks up 100% since Trump's win

Thanks to President Donald Trump, America's private prisons may be entering a golden age.


Charles Oakley Attends First Knicks Game Since His Arrest

Oakley sat courtside at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday for the Knicks’ game against the Cavaliers, saying he was merely there “to enjoy the game.”


Jobless claims up, four-week average lowest since 1973

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.


U.S. jobless claims up, four-week average lowest since 1973

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.


Banks' bond trading up in 2016 for first time since 2012 after Brexit, Trump: survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Bond trading revenue at the world's top banks rose last year for the first time since 2012, thanks to increased activity after Britons' voted to leave the European Union and Donald...


Banks' bond trading up in 2016 for first time since 2012 after Brexit, Trump - survey

LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Bond trading revenue at the world's top banks rose last year for the first time since 2012, thanks to increased activity after Britons' voted to leave the European Union and Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, a survey showed on Thursday.


BRIEF-Saputo announces becoming entitled to acquire all remaining shares of Warrnambool

* Announces becoming entitled to acquire all remaining shares of Warrnambool

The woeful tale of Kate Middleton's engagement dress

Kate Middleton's engagement dress put designer Daniella Helayel's label in demand.


Refinancing share of U.S. mortgage applications at lowest since 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Refinancings' share of U.S. mortgage applications shrank to its lowest level since late 2008 at the peak of the global credit crisis, as home borrowing costs remained elevated in...

George Clooney opens up about becoming a first-time dad in his 50s

George Clooney is ready for his next challenge -- parenthood.