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New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Swanky Workplace Perks

Tuesday: Fanciful job benefits, high time for ticks, and New York sharks.


BRIEF-Cott announces sale of its traditional beverage business to Refresco for $1.25 bln

* Cott announces agreement to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco in all-cash transaction


For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘Iran Is at the Center of Everything’

Iran’s strategic location makes it a focus, and Chinese investments and entrepreneurs are pouring into the country.


Senate healthcare holdout Collins never got call from Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on a healthcare overhaul when it comes before the Senate this week, but one of his party's most vocal opponents of the bill, Senator Susan Collins, said he had made no effort to reach her.


BRIEF-Sypris awarded several new contracts with Harris Corporation

* Sypris awarded several new contracts with Harris Corporation

News and News Media

New York Times Asks Fox for Apology After ‘Inaccurate Segment’

The cable network published an update to a story on its website but did not acknowledge the paper’s request for an apology.

'Insecure' is more sure of itself than ever

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of "Insecure."

Man with a chainsaw injures several people in Switzerland, police say

A man wielding a chainsaw in northern Switzerland has injured several people, police have told CNN, in what they said was an ongoing situation.


Telecom Italia boss defends multi-million euro severance pay

MILAN (Reuters) - Departing Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Flavio Cattaneo has defended what is likely to be a multi-million euro severance package, saying he delivered on many of his goals ahead of time, according to La Repubblica newspaper.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Blocking Out the City’s Noise

Monday: Ways to deal with a noisy city, the mayor’s subway soapbox, and strident streets.

Books and Literature

Fiction: Around the World in 50 Years

To mark a major birthday (and avoid an ex-lover’s wedding), the hero of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel “Less” embarks on a long journey.

US commissions largest-ever warship

The United States has just sent "a 100,000-ton message to the world," says US President Donald Trump.

City's never-ending skyscraper boom

It rises like a mirage as you pass the fallow fields and fish ponds of outer Hong Kong: a wall of skyscrapers shimmering in the distance. This is Shenzhen, which has grown from a small fishing village into a major financial and technology hub in less than 40 years.


New Zealand braces for more rain after severe storms lash south island

(Reuters) - Residents in the two largest cities on New Zealand's south island began returning to their homes on Sunday, despite state of emergencies still in place, after a severe storm caused flooding and forced hundreds of homes to be evacuated.


Army steps in as severe storms cause chaos in New Zealand

(Reuters) - The largest city on New Zealand's south island has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm which has already seen hundreds of homes evacuated across the Pacific island nation, highways cut and soldiers called in to help provide emergency services.

United States Politics and Government

An Over-the-Top New Yorker Will Run Trump’s Communications Shop

Anthony Scaramucci’s smooth style will be a distinct contrast with the southern drawl and sharp edges of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new press secretary.


Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird.


Philippines' Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back on Friday at U.S. lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Mysterious Mailboxes

Friday: A peek into the Postal Service, your weekend lineup, and the James A. Farley Post Office Building.

Fencing (Sport)

En Garde! A Summer of Swords in New York

Children from across New York learn fencing alongside Olympic champions at the Peter Westbrook Foundation, where building community is as much a part of practice as the fencing. Several of the foundation’s top students are competing at the World Fencing Championships, which start this week.

Books and Literature

Egos: New in Memoir: Lessons in Falling in Love, and 2 Accounts of Its Horrors

Three books trace the highs and the (very) lows of love and marriage, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.


Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Luis Severino, Again Facing the Best, Holds His Own in Seattle

For the second straight start, Luis Severino was pitted against a former Cy Young Award winner in peak form — this time, Felix Hernandez — and delivered.

Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions.

Love (Emotion)

Modern Love: The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

A spurned woman confronts the question: When you lose love, should you even try to get over it?

Mueller, Robert S III

Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

In a sign of a looming showdown with the special counsel, presidential aides are looking for information to get investigators recused or justify firing him.


Two dead, several injured on Greece's Kos from quake: mayor

ATHENS (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and several injured on Greece's Kos island by a strong earthquake that struck between Greece and Turkey early on Friday, the mayor of the Greek island said.

Transit Systems

M.T.A. Chief Calls on New York City to Give More to Help Subway System

Joseph Lhota’s comments came on the heels of another acrimonious exchange between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.


BRIEF-Douglas Emmett and QIA acquire Beverly Hills office building

* Douglas Emmett and QIA acquire Beverly Hills office building

Fact Check

Fact Check: Trump Made Several Misleading Claims in Times Interview

President Trump distorted health insurance, the F.B.I.’s relationship to the president, the biography of his deputy attorney general and French history.


Delta proceeds with New York's LaGuardia $4 billion project without Goldman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co , a financial partner in the project, exited the deal.

Cillizza: Trump really does care about the New York Times

President Donald Trump was sworn in on Jan. 20. Between that day and today, he has referred to the New York Times as "failing" in no fewer than 17 tweets.


Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington 'hyperloop'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.


UPDATE 3-Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington 'hyperloop'

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said he had received "verbal" approval to start building a high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between the cities to about half an hour.

Books and Literature

Books News: Is Everyone in Politics Writing a Tell-all? Yes

From Hillary Clinton to a White House stenographer, readers will hear almost everyone’s point of view in upcoming books.


Bill Gross warns of recession risk if highly levered economies hike rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Highly levered domestic and global economies including the United States, which have "feasted" on easy monetary policies in recent years, cannot withstand a normalizing of short-term interest rates without running the risk of a recession, influential bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Henderson Investors warned on Thursday.

Books and Literature

Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Your Guide to ‘Cloudgazing’

Thursday: A lesson on our sky, a heat advisory and a Moon Day anniversary.

Books and Literature

By the Book: Calvin Trillin: By the Book

The humorist, memoirist and journalist likes the way H.L. Mencken expressed himself, for instance in his definition of Puritanism: “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

Graham: This disease has never had a more worthy opponent

Senator Lindsey Graham reacts to news that his friend, Senator John McCain, was diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor.


UPDATE 1-Unilever lifts margin target after first-half improvement

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Unilever lifted its full-year margin target on Thursday after seeing a big improvement in the first half, underlying its ability to boost returns as an independent firm after rebuffing a $143 billion takeover bid earlier this year.


Unilever reports second-quarter results

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Unilever reported slightly weaker than expected quarterly sales on Thursday but reaffirmed its full-year target, as it works to move past the fallout from a rebuffed $143 billion takeover bid earlier this year.

Trump to NYT: Comey used dossier for leverage

President Trump asserted in a New York Times interview that former FBI Director James Comey had presented him with a dossier containing a number of allegations about himself and Russia prior to his inauguration as a way to have leverage over him.


Video evidence helps resolve complaints against New York police: agency

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Complaints against New York City police officers were more likely to be resolved last year when they were accompanied by video evidence than when video was not presented, according to a review released on Wednesday by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Kobach: 'We may never know' if Clinton won popular vote

The vice chair of President Donald Trump's voter integrity commission said Wednesday he isn't sure if Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Hunted at the Zoo in ‘Fierce Kingdom’

When a mundane setting turns lethal, a mother and her 4-year-old son find themselves becoming prey in Gin Phillips’s new thriller.


New York man gets 22 years in prison for hammer attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hammer-wielding man who attacked four people including a police officer during a three-day string of assaults in New York City two years ago was sentenced on Wednesday to 22 years in prison, prosecutors said.


Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 die

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Australia announced programs on Wednesday to help control dengue fever in Sri Lanka, where the mosquito-borne disease killed more around 250 people in the first half of this year.

New York's Catskills see a big vacation revival


New York's DiNapoli asks Dimon to back off a proxy reform

BOSTON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, who has faced tough shareholder resolutions, is being asked to save them.


Is this eight-hour sheep epic `the dullest movie ever'?

LONDON (Reuters) - An eight-hour, slow-motion film with no actors, dialogue or narrative - and branded the dullest movie ever made by one of its own producers - is looking for an audience that wants to count sheep. Or at least watch them.


BRIEF-Heineken Americas Export and U.S. Beverage announce partnership

* Heineken Americas Export and U.S. Beverage announce partnership


BRIEF-Long Island Iced Tea announcs new beverage distribution partnership

* Long Island Iced Tea - new partnership to distribute its beverages in New Zealand, Polynesia, Micronesia & Melanesia through Stellare New Zealand Ltd Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


New York Becomes the City That Never Shuts Up

With noise complaints doubling over five years and once-quiet neighborhoods offering little refuge, the city is considering a law to help quiet the din.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Flip-Flops at Work, Yes or No?

Wednesday: Style etiquette at the office, E.T. phones home, and the first women’s rights convention.

Damond, Justine (d 2017)

Australians Shocked by U.S. Killing: ‘It Would Have Never Happened Here’

The killing of Justine Damond by a police officer in Minneapolis, her home after leaving Sydney, is all the more stunning to her friends because of the life she led.


New York's JFK Airport seeks proposals for $10 billion renovation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey's bi-state transportation agency on Tuesday began seeking proposals to develop a master plan for the $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a pet project of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


Senate intel panel wants to interview everyone at Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday that wanted to interview President Donald Trump's son, campaign chairman and everyone else who was at a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.


Luxury home sales jump in New York's Hamptons

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Luxury property sales in the Hamptons, New York's weekend haven for the wealthy, are on the upswing thanks to a buoyant stock market, with four closings over the $20 million mark in the three months ended June compared to none last year, real estate data show.


BRIEF-Felcor sells Morgans New York

* Sold its 117-room Morgans New York hotel for gross proceeds of $37 million.​


Uber is sued over lack of wheelchair-accessible cars in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc was sued on Tuesday by disability rights groups that said the ride-sharing company violates New York City human rights laws by failing to make enough of its vehicles accessible to disabled people.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: A Busy Time to Move

Tuesday: High season for home-hunters, a 91-year-old airline mechanic, and New York’s free swimming lessons.


India's Hindustan Unilever quarterly profit rises 9 pct

July 18 (Reuters) - Consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever Ltd reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales from its personal care segment.

Over half of modern presidents never hit an approval rating as low as Trump


Britain's cyber security center says has never certified Kaspersky products

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's National Cyber Security Centre said on Tuesday it had never certified products from Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Klam, Matthew

First Words: Everywhere You Look, We’ve Downgraded Real Problems Into Mere ‘Issues’

One simple word might help explain how every last thing in our society seems to have become a point of contention.


Feature: A New Front in the War Over Reproductive Rights: ‘Abortion-Pill Reversal’

A San Diego doctor claims his injection can save a fetus after a medication abortion has already begun — the latest attempt by abortion foes to create a narrative of regret.

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency (Book)

Nonfiction: How Steve Bannon and Donald Trump Rode the Honey Badger Into the White House

Joshua Green’s “Devil’s Bargain” tells the story of the alt-right impresario who invigorated Trump’s campaign and influences his presidency.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Says He Has Signed More Bills Than Any President, Ever. He Hasn’t.

The president's legislative record for his first six months in office is about average among recent presidents. But he has time to compile major achievements.


New York attorney general says will sue over Obamacare repeal

(Reuters) - New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman intends to sue the federal government if Republican lawmakers pass proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, his office said on Monday.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

The Cost of a Hot Economy in California: A Severe Housing Crisis

An explosion in costs has emerged as a central problem for the state, and state and local governments are pondering a series of measures to correct course.

Books and Literature

Fiction: This New York Love Story Subverts Its ‘Happily Ever After’

“The Changeling,” by Victor LaValle, is a dark fairy tale of a father’s frantic quest through New York City.

Books and Literature

Joe Biden’s New Book to Be Released in November

"Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose” will reflect on the challenges of governing while mourning.


Another New York Diner Turns Off the Grill, a Victim of Rising Rents

Cup & Saucer is closing after more than 70 years in Lower Manhattan, the latest sign that the days of the classic city diner may be numbered.


Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France's Macron says: JDD

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said he was hopeful that U.S. President Donald Trump would reverse his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, according to weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) on Sunday.


Unilever vies with Hormel to buy Reckitt food unit: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever is vying with U.S. canned meat producer Hormel Foods Corp to buy the foods division of British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing sources.


Unilever vies with Hormel to buy Reckitt food unit -Sunday Times

LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever is vying with U.S. canned meat producer Hormel Foods Corp to buy the foods division of British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing sources.

Books and Literature

Comey’s Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It

Mr. Comey’s book, which will address his run-ins with President Trump and other moments in his career, is expected to go to auction this coming week.

A moment that changed two people forever

Nice, France, Attack (July 2016)

France Remembers the Nice Attack: ‘We Will Never Find the Words’

On Thursday, thousands gathered in the Mediterranean city to commemorate the 86 victims killed a year ago on the city’s seaside promenade.


Trump ex-adviser says he never heard of campaign contacts with Russians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Caputo, who was an adviser to President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, said he told a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Friday that he never heard of anyone in the campaign talking with Russians.


BRIEF-New York & Company board authorizes 12-month extension of repurchase of up to $5 mln of co's common stock

* New York & Company - on July 13, board authorized a 12-month extension of repurchase of up to $5 million of co's common stock - SEC filing Source: ( Further company coverage:


BRIEF-National Beverage says net sales of $212.1 mln for three months ended April 29

* For three months ended April 29, net sales was $212.1 million versus $179.0 million for three months ended April 30, 2016 Source text: ( Further company coverage:

Trump's never-ending handshake with Macron

Before President Trump left France he shared a 29-second handshake with French President Emmanuel Macron, the latest in a string of awkward moments between the two world leaders.

The never-ending handshake between Trump and Macron

President Donald Trump's saga of awkward handshakes continues.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Taking on the Triathlon, as a Family

Friday: The 2017 triathlon, weekend activities, and New York as our nation’s capital.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Reverence for Putin on the Right Buys Trump Cover

Conservatives spent years venerating President Putin. Now they seem willing to look the other way regarding evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Some world leaders have decided that when dealing with President Trump, flattery will get you everywhere

Some world leaders have decided that when dealing with President Donald Trump, flattery will get you everywhere.

Several Casualties in Shooting Near Jerusalem Holy Site: Police

Three attackers opened fire near Jerusalem's holiest site on Friday, wounding three Israelis, two of them critically, before they were killed, Israeli police said.

Books and Literature

Modern Love: How to Stop Breaking Up

A writer and artist valued their creative independence too much to stay together. But they couldn’t stay away.

Are these the coolest airline uniforms ever?

From the psychedelic go-go boots of the 1960s to Virgin Atlantic's iconic red Vivienne Westwood uniforms -- cabin crew uniforms are constantly evolving.

Bus driver crochets a toy for every kid on her route

Ten-year old Vincent goes to bed every night with a crocheted taco.

30 funny TV shows that changed everything

A well-told joke can do more than make us laugh; it can change the way we see the world. From "I Love Lucy" to "Louie," these 30 comedies did just that. CNN's "The History of Comedy" airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sundays.


Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver has conviction voided, faces retrial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision narrowing what kind of conduct can support corruption prosecutions.

The other Trump-Macron handshake everyone's talking about

The greeting between President Donald Trump and Brigitte Macron, the French President's wife, is the most GIF-worthy moment of his arrival in Paris.

Liquid city: A New York waterfront walking tour

It's easy to forget as you walk along the hard crust of a midtown Manhattan sidewalk, your view hemmed in by mountainous office towers, that New York City is made mostly of water.

Caught on camera: Spy in New York City

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The Beauty in a Blackout

Thursday: The silver linings of a chaotic night 40 years ago, the hottest day of the week and City of Water Day.

Books and Literature

Essay: In Jane Austen’s Pages, Death Has No Dominion

What was death to the writer who never killed off a major character? In Austen’s six novels, mortality is a more subtle matter.


Severe New Zealand storm causes power cuts, flight and road disruptions

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Severe wind, rain and snow caused flight disruptions, road closures and power outages across New Zealand on Thursday, when the South Pacific island nation was hit by a storm carrying gales of up to 160 km an hour (100 mph).


New York City declares war on rats with $32 million plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City on Wednesday announced a $32 million plan to reduce the rat population by 70 percent in the city's three most infested neighborhoods by the end of 2018.


U.S. charges 14 over $147 million New York boiler room scam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Wednesday criminally charged 14 defendants with involvement in a $147 million stock manipulation scheme orchestrated in a Long Island, New York boiler room, and which swindled dozens of senior citizens and other investors.


U.S. charges 14 over $147 mln New York boiler room scam

NEW YORK, July 12 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Wednesday criminally charged 14 defendants with involvement in a $147 million stock manipulation scheme orchestrated in a Long Island, New York boiler room, and which swindled dozens of senior citizens and other investors.


Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California

(Reuters) - Firefighters in California have gained ground in their battle to contain several wildfires that have forced the evacuation of thousands of people, but forecasters warned the hot and dry conditions in the U.S. West would continue over the coming days.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: A Schoolteacher Remembers the Newark Riots

Wednesday: Stories from July 1967, Manhattanhenge returns, and the fatal Burr-Hamilton duel.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: On Thoreau’s 200th Birthday, a New Biography Pictures Him as a Man of Principle

Asked once why he was so eternally curious, Thoreau said, “What else is there in life?” In “Henry David Thoreau: A Life,” Laura Dassow Walls explores his vision.


California battling several large wildfires that forced out residents

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 7,000 firefighters battled 13 large wildfires in California on Tuesday as the state entered its peak fire season with hot and dry conditions threatening to spread flames that already have forced thousands of people from their homes.


New York woman gets three years for $23 million fraud

(Reuters) - A New York woman sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to defrauding investors, including friends and family members, out of more than $23 million.


New York office concessions increase in sign of market's strength

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Property landlords have roughly doubled the concessions they grant in New York office leases over the past decade, a sign analysts say is one of strength not weakness as tenants demand swankier workplaces to attract and retain employees.

8 things you should never do at work

Familia, Miosotis (1969-2017)

Mourners Honor New York Police Officer Killed in ‘Act of Madness’

Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, was guarding a troubled corner in the Bronx when she was ambushed and killed by an unstable ex-convict.


JP Morgan CEO says ops could be in several EU countries post-Brexit

PARIS (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said on Tuesday the bank would probably use Frankfurt as the legal domicile of its European operations after Brexit, though jobs could be put elsewhere as well.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Sales Slow for Shops at Penn Station

Tuesday: Retail woes, a Yankee wins Home Run Derby, and World Population Day.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Austen Legacy: Why and How We Love Her, What She Loved

From the role-playing of modern Janeites to the theatrical performances that inspired Austen’s own work, three books explore her roots and her legacy.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Bob Marley Comes Alive in This Collection of Interviews With the People Who Knew Him Best

In Roger Steffens’s rich new oral biography, “So Much Things to Say,” the life of Jamaica’s most famous son is revealed through a chorus of crucial voices.

Study: Earth's sixth mass extinction more severe than thought

Many scientists say it's abundantly clear that Earth is entering its sixth mass-extinction event, meaning three-quarters of all species could disappear in the coming centuries.


New York menswear event showcases rising designers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A four-day parade of men's fashion has kicked off in New York, showcasing the 2018 Spring/Summer collections of rising designers, several making their debuts on this closely watched global stage.

Why Trump will never be a great leader

Ronald Reagan's defining leadership moment came in 1987, when he demanded that his Cold War adversary "tear down" the Berlin Wall.


U.S households see spending up, job prospects improving: New York Fed survey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumers expect to boost spending in the months ahead and voiced confidence they are more likely to find a job and less likely to lose one in a strong labor market, the New York Federal Reserve reported Monday in its latest monthly survey of consumer expectations.


New York commuters enter 'summer of hell' with trepidation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Commuters, including tourists and financiers, had their first taste of the "summer of hell" on Monday, facing extended delays as repair work began on railway lines into New York City's Pennsylvania Station, the busiest passenger train hub for the business capital of the United States.

New York City

Live Briefing: New York Today: Your Commute to Penn Station

Several tracks at the country’s busiest train station close this morning for two months of repairs. Here’s what you need to know.

Attacks on Police

New York State Trooper Is Shot Dead

Trooper Joel R. Davis, 36, was killed as he approached the home of an active duty U.S. Army soldier, whose wife was found dead.


Ready or not, New York commuters to get taste of 'summer of hell'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With two months of urgent repairs beginning at New York's Pennsylvania Station, commuters on Monday may get their first taste of the havoc the track work is expected to bring to the challenge of getting into and out of the largest U.S. city.

Trooper fatally shot in New York

A New York state trooper has been shot dead while responding to a domestic dispute in Jefferson County, police say.


On Soccer: Rooney Returns to Everton as a Champion but Not a Conqueror

Wayne Rooney is 31, and one of the best players England has produced, but he could never outrun the labels ascribed to him as a teenager.

Haley: We can't ever trust Russia

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says that despite common interests like cyber security, the US "can't trust Russia."


Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

(Reuters) - Manchester United's former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has rejoined boyhood favorites Everton from their Premier League rivals, the Merseyside club said on Sunday.


Soccer-Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

July 9 (Reuters) - Manchester United's former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has rejoined boyhood favourites Everton from their Premier League rivals, the Merseyside club said on Sunday.


Brexit may never happen, says top Liberal Democrat Cable

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's scheduled exit from the European Union may never happen because its main political parties are too divided on the issue, said Vince Cable, a veteran lawmaker bidding to lead the fourth largest political party, the Liberal Democrats.


Trump Jr., Kushner met with Russian lawyer: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son, son-in-law and former election campaign manager met with a Russian lawyer linked to the Kremlin soon after Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination last year, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Haley: 'Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Moscow interfered in last year's US election in order to "save face."


Vettel would face 'severe' consequences for any more road rage: Todt

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - Ferrari's Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel would face "very severe" consequences if he committed any more 'road rage' offences on track, International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt said on Saturday.

Men's Fashion Week

Men's Fashion: Your Guide to New York Fashion Week: Men’s

What fashion fans need to know about the more than 50 labels scheduled to strut their stuff in Manhattan from July 10 to July 13.

Haley: Everybody knows Russia meddled

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells CNN's Dana Bash that "everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections," and that President Trump discussed this in his meeting with President Putin.


Rooney at Everton for transfer talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's former England captain Wayne Rooney was pictured at Everton's training ground on Saturday ahead of a proposed transfer back to the boyhood favorites he first joined aged nine.

Hamburg (Germany)

‘Everybody Went Totally Mad’: 2nd Night of Violence in Hamburg

Organizers of the main march said about 76,000 people were taking part, and tens of thousands of police officers were mobilized to keep watch.

Opinion: I saw suffering like I've never seen

Mina Chang: As people protest President Nicolás Maduro, the violence, lack of supplies, medicine, and food in Venezuela has forced mothers to pay for smugglers to take their children.

NBA player arrested in New York

NBA star Taj Gibson was arrested this week in Queens for driving with a suspended license, the New York Police Department said.


Use the whole fish: Japanese restaurant in New York limits waste

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chef Yuji Haraguchi serves and stands by "Mottainai" - the Japanese concept of avoiding waste - and makes it known at his restaurant in New York by throwing away as little as possible.

How World War II changed comedy forever

During World War II, people turned to Bob Hope to provide comic relief in dark times. Along the way, Hope invented a new style of comedy. Find out more with CNN's "The History of Comedy" on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


BRIEF-Millenmin Ventures Inc updates proposed reverse takeover transaction involving Cuban Golf Resort Development

* Says announces update to the proposed reverse takeover transaction involving a private placement and acquisition of a 49% interest in a Cuban Golf Resort Development


Motor racing: Sauber talking to several potential principals

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - The Sauber Formula One team say they are talking to several potential principals as they seek a replacement for departed boss Monisha Kaltenborn but are under no immediate pressure to make a decision.

Jay-Z's '4:44' everywhere but Spotify

Jay-Z's album is streaming everywhere but Spotify.


New York suburban commuters gear up for 'summer of hell'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's suburban commuters are bracing for the start next week of what has been called the "summer of hell" as the United States' busiest train hub partly shuts down for extensive track repairs.


New York-bound train derails days before planned transit tie-ups

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey Transit train derailed near Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station on Thursday, forcing 180 passengers and crew onto a rescue train, just days before the biggest U.S. train hub will partially shut for repairs.


New York suburban commuters poised for 'summer of hell'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's suburban commuters are bracing for the start next week of what has been called the "summer of hell" as the United States' busiest train hub partly shuts down for extensive track repairs.


UPDATE 1-Japan's MUFG to leverage Morgan Stanley expertise in wealth management foray

* Sees overseas sales contribution rising to 50 pct from 40 pct (Adds overseas business context, plans to change BTMU name)

New York Today: New York Today: Plan B for Penn Station Commuters

Friday: Your contingency plans during track repairs, weekend events, and looking for deckhands.

Books and Literature

Crime: In the Best New Crime, Lethal Lasagna, Honor Killings and Nanny Cams

Marilyn Stasio’s mystery column investigates honor killings and prostitution in Britain, then takes readers on crime sprees in Paris and New York.

Books and Literature

Essay: Thoreau’s Wilderness Legacy, Beyond the Shores of Walden Pond

To honor Thoreau on his 200th birthday, pay homage to all the outdoor temples his “in wildness” declaration helped protect.


Japan's MUFG to leverage Morgan Stanley expertise in wealth management foray

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) aims to tap into the expertise of partner Morgan Stanley and expand into wealth management, as Japan's biggest bank looks for new sources of revenue, its chief financial officer said on Friday.

Railroad Accidents and Safety

New Jersey Transit Train Derails at Penn Station in New York

There was no immediate indication that the derailment had caused any injuries or damage, but all New Jersey Transit and Amtrak trains were delayed at the station.

Transit Systems

How to Get to New York During Penn Station’s Summer Repairs

Starting July 10, repairs at Penn Station will disrupt the daily commute for thousands of Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit riders. Here is a guide to help navigate the rails this summer.

Books and Literature

The Enthusiast: In Praise of Daphne du Maurier

What begins as a taste for this author’s twisty plots, briny wit and bracingly bleak view of marriage can become an addiction.


BRIEF-Chemung Financial says on June 29, received notice of entry of decision, order of New York appellate division, third department

* Chemung Financial Corp says on June 29, received notice of entry of decision and order of new york appellate division, third department - sec filing


Missing something? UK police want help to solve severed finger mystery

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have launched a public appeal to find the owner of a human finger, seven years after it was found in London.

New York Today: New York Today: Revisiting Times Square’s ‘Activity Zones’

Thursday: Checking in with the costumed characters, a slain police officer is remembered as a “warrior,” and a call for blackout memories.


Trump again demands more NATO spending, mulls 'severe things' on North Korea

WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump once more urged NATO allies in Europe on Thursday to spend more on defense, on a visit to Poland that had been billed as an opportunity for him to patch up relations after a tense alliance summit in May.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Insights Into the Brain, in a Book You’ll Wish You Had in College

In “Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst,” Robert M. Sapolsky serves up his neurobiology with a big dose of hipster humor.


Can U.S. defend against North Korea missiles? Not everyone agrees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Not everybody asserts as confidently as the Pentagon that the U.S. military can defend the United States from the growing threat posed by North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capability.


Lawyer for Brazil's Temer derides corruption case as 'fiction'

BRASILIA, July 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer's legal team said on Wednesday that a corruption charge against him was based entirely on an illegally taped recording and plea-bargain testimony from confessed criminals.

Attacks on Police

Slain New York Police Officer, Mother of 3, Was Her Family’s ‘Warrior’

The family of Officer Miosotis Familia, who was shot and killed in the Bronx on Wednesday, says she was outspoken and encouraged family members to face their problems head on.

New York Today: New York Today: Gluten-Free Nightlife

Wednesday: Allergy-friendly bars, a female police officer is shot dead in the Bronx, and remembering a jazz great.

Politics and Government

Simone Veil to Be Laid to Rest in Panthéon, Among France’s Revered

Ms. Veil, a Holocaust survivor and former health minister who died last week at 89, will be one of the few women in the Paris monument.


U.N. survey finds cybersecurity gaps everywhere except Singapore

GENEVA (Reuters) - Singapore has a near-perfect approach to cybersecurity, but many other rich countries have holes in their defenses and some poorer countries are showing them how it should be done, a U.N. survey showed on Wednesday.


New York City police officer killed in `unprovoked attack,' police say

(Reuters) - A New York City police officer was killed on Wednesday in the Bronx by a gunman who was then shot and killed by police as he ran from the scene, police said.

Books and Literature

Fiction: Affluent Idlers Find a Just Cause in a Refugee Swept Ashore

For the wealthy foreigners on a Greek island in Lawrence Osborne’s “Beautiful Animals,” a deeply compromised act of charity has dreadful consequences.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: America’s Top Prosecutors Used to Go After Top Executives. What Changed?

Jesse Eisinger’s ‘The Chickenshit Club’ outlines the cultural and political shifts that explain why virtually no one was prosecuted for the 2008 financial crisis.

Inside the racy, nerdy world of fanfiction

What if Harry Potter had ended up with Hermione -- or Draco Malfoy, for that matter?

Trump: Never heard of term 'second lady'

Referring to Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen, President Trump says he's never heard of the term "second lady."


New York-bound, a ballet star rises in Bollywood's heartland

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amiruddin Shah has been described as India's "Billy Elliot" -- a young lover of dance who rises from humble beginnings to great things on the ballet stage.


BRIEF-Everfront Ventures announces LOI to acquire Nexalogy Environics

* Everfront Ventures Corp. (Datametrex) announces letter of intent to acquire Nexalogy Environics

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The Beginning of the End in Vietnam: An Account of the Battle of Hue, by the Author of ‘Black Hawk Down’

Mark Bowden’s “Hue 1968” recounts a battle that was a turning point in the Vietnam War.


PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - July 4

July 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


British police seize dozens of handguns at Channel Tunnel in biggest ever haul

LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities have seized dozens of handguns at a border check on the French side of the Channel Tunnel in the largest such haul on record, police said on Monday.

New York Today: New York Today: Summer Bucket Lists

Monday: Summer plans, more on the Bronx shooting, and where to watch the fireworks.


UK water utility Severn Trent to sell U.S. unit for $62 mln

July 3 (Reuters) - British water utility Severn Trent Plc on Monday said it would sell its North American unit for $62 million to focus on its core UK business.

White House pays women 80 cents for every dollar paid to men


Amtrak train derails in Washington state, injuring several passengers

(Reuters) - An Amtrak train with more than 250 people aboard derailed on Sunday near Puget Sound in Washington state, injuring several passengers, although no one was believed to have been seriously hurt, local fire officials and the rail service said.

New Yorker, The

On Comedy: At The New Yorker, the Cartoonists Draw, but the Vision Is Hers

Emma Allen has taken over as cartoon editor at the magazine, freshening a venerable tradition with her interest in contemporary voices.


New York doctor sent email to paper before hospital rampage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who killed another physician at a New York City medical center and wounded six other people before taking his own life had sent an email to a newspaper blaming hospital officials for wrecking his career, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday.

de Blasio, Bill

De Blasio, in Reversal, Says New York Will Pay $2 Million for His Lawyers

Mayor de Blasio, who was not charged, said he would raise $300,000 for legal fees related to “nongovernmental work” examined by federal and state prosecutors.

Several states reject request from controversial commission

CNN's Tom Foreman reports on the request from the federal government for publicly available voter data.

Porsche reveals fastest-ever version of iconic 911


Several hurt in gunfire at New York hospital, suspect dead: police

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fired shots inside a New York City hospital on Friday in a burst of violence that injured several people and killed the suspect, police said, as local media reported at least three doctors were among the wounded.


Shots fired at New York City's Bronx Lebanon hospital: police

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shots were fired inside New York City's Bronx Lebanon hospital on Friday, police said, and local media reported that three doctors were wounded, while a gunman remained inside the building.

Sales and Excise Taxes

After Killing Currency, Modi Takes a Leap With India’s Biggest-Ever Tax Overhaul

The new system will replace a welter of taxes from around the country that were seen as a major impediment to growth. But will it be any simpler?

Trump reverses health care tactics with a tweet

President Trump recently tweeted that he would repeal and then later replace the health care bill, contradicting past statements.


Prolonged breastfeeding ups risk of severe dental caries

(Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding at age 2 or older increases a child’s risk of severe dental caries by the time they’re 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say.


Several UK banks stop selling Qatar riyals as diplomatic crisis mounts

* Barclays halts trade for retail customers, continues corporate


MOVES-Deutsche’s Stefanick switches to Evercore

LONDON, June 30 (IFR) - Paul Stefanick, Deutsche Bank’s chairman of global corporate and investment banking, is leaving the German lender after eight years to become a senior managing director at expanding advisory specialist Evercore.

New York Today: New York Today: Ways to Improve the Subway

Friday: A transit competition, a pop-up pool, and flags with heart.

Books and Literature

Fiction: Friendship or Identity Theft? In This French Best Seller, It’s Hard to Tell.

In Delphine de Vigan’s novel “Based on a True Story,” a novelist’s new friend insinuates herself into every aspect of the writer’s life.

Travel and Vacations

Heads Up: Where the Ping-Pong Scene Never Sleeps

In Portland, Ore., a city that takes its leisure seriously, several bars feature table tennis as a central attraction.


‘Everything’s in Danger’: Illinois Approaches 3rd Year Without Budget

Many people who depend on state services — public university students, drug addicts, troubled teenagers, the elderly — have already felt the repercussions.


Art Review: Across New York, a Summertime Tour of Public Art

Public spaces in the city are filled with sculpture and other artworks that reward the attentive viewer. Here’s one critic’s summertime tour.

New York Times staffers walk out


New York City mayor to maintain control of biggest U.S. school system

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers voted on Thursday to extend by two years New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's control over the country's largest public school system, which has 1.1 million students.

In reversal, Netflix orders 'Sense8' wrap-up special

Netflix has done a 180 on the future of "Sense8."

Could Sarah Palin beat The New York Times?

Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday alleging that an editorial falsely indicated she incited the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords and others by Jared Loughner.


In New York, France promises English-law contracts after Brexit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - France will set up a special court to handle English-law cases for financial contracts after Britain leaves the European Union, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday...