The Timesâ€™s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year. [Source]
* BECTON DICKINSON AND CO SAYS CHAIRMAN AND CEO VINCENT FORLENZA'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $13.1 MILLION VERSUS $13.9 MILLION IN FY 2016 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ktIxQL) Further company coverage:
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. executions and new death sentences rose slightly in 2017 from a year ago but remained the lowest in decades as capital punishment has declined in the country, a survey released on Thursday showed.
Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. solar installations will fall more than expected this year, according to an industry report released on Thursday, due to weakened demand for residential systems and delays on large projects over concerns that President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported panels, increasing costs.
LONDON (Reuters) - Global shares were within a whisker of another record high on Wednesday as markets traded on expectations of a third U.S. interest rate hike this year and waited to hear from the Federal Reserve on how many more are likely in 2018.
Dec 13 (Reuters) - Oilfield services company John Wood Group Plc, which bought smaller rival Amec Foster Wheeler earlier this year, said on Wednesday it expects 2017 core earnings of between $590 million and $600 million.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The funded status of 100 of the largest U.S. public pension plans grew by $36 billion in third quarter of 2017, boosted by strong equity returns, according to a report released...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" won warm reviews from most critics on Tuesday, a day before the latest installment in the sci-fi saga begins hitting movie theaters worldwide in what is projected to be the biggest-grossing movie of 2017.
DHAKA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials on Tuesday said they charged a Bangladeshi man with terrorism, accusing him of setting off a pipe bomb a day earlier in a crowded Manhattan commuter hub, as investigators in his home country questioned his wife.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word "covfefe," in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks that have been lackluster so far in 2017 are unlikely to see their fortunes reversed in the final month of the year, as investors engage in tax-harvesting practices before the new year.
BUDAPEST, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Hungary's forint touched its lowest level for the year on Friday after November inflation data signalled no imminent change to maintaining the central bank's ultra-loose monetary policy stance. At 0918 GMT, the forint was a touch weaker on the day, rebounding from a 2017 low of 315.18 versus the euro. Hovering around the key 315 line, the forint has extended its losses for the year and is underperforming both the Polish zloty and the Czech crown . Anal
PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus lagged Boeing in jet production and sales in the first 11 months of the year but left itself a shot at meeting full-year delivery targets after unblocking delayed engine supplies for its upgraded A320neo jet, company data showed on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Auto sales in Brazil are likely to beat prior forecasts and accelerate next year, national automakers association Anfavea said on Wednesday, underscoring the gathering strength of a recovery in Latin America's largest economy.
Barely two months after the wine country fires charred Northern California, the state is once again staring down a spate of wildfires, this time in Southern California. These fires are fueled by some of the strongest Santa Ana winds in recent memory. Here are some eye-popping numbers from these newest fires:
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Seattle Sounders hope to silence critics in Saturday's MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC following last year's triumph on penalty kicks after they failed to put a single shot on goal during regulation.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government deported fewer illegal immigrants in 2017 than it did last year, even as it arrested far more people suspected of being in the United States illegally, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics released on Tuesday.
2017, man. We laughed, we cried, we cry-laughed and, when words failed us, we relied on the sage power of GIFs and memes to communicate the deep unease coursing just under the surface of our daily existence.
Smoking cigarettes and daily use of cannabis are strongly linked in the United States, research says. Smokers, overall, are seven times more likely to use pot daily than non-smokers, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.
HONG KONG, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Macau has suspended a pro-democracy lawmaker for alleged "disobedience" after he took to the street instead of staying on a sidewalk during a protest, as activists warn suppression of civil rights is growing in the China-ruled gambling hub.
Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canadian auto sales dipped 1.2 percent in November from last year but could hit the two million milestone for the first time, according to data released by an automotive industry research firm.
PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier said the company still expects to deliver more than 700 aircraft to customers in 2017, a production record, despite delays in deliveries of engines from suppliers, according to an interview in Monday's Les Echos newspaper.
LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's Social Mobility Commission has quit, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from less privileged backgrounds, The Sunday Times newspaper reported.
BRIEF-Northland Power says qtrly dividends on series 3 shares for Dec 31,2017-Dec 30, 2022 to be paid at annual rate Of 5.08 pctâ€‹
* NORTHLAND POWER - â€FIXED QUARTERLY DIVIDENDS ON SERIES 3 SHARES FOR PERIOD DECEMBER 31,2017-DECEMBER 30, 22 WILL BE PAID AT ANNUAL RATE OF 5.08%â€‹ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc, according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".
Dec 1 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc , according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".
(Reuters) - Britain is close to a deal over the Northern Ireland border, after British officials made proposals this week to avoid a "hard border" in Ireland, according to Thursday's edition of The Times newspaper.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen is headed for record group sales this year as the "strong trend" in deliveries is set to continue with November and December figures, chief executive Matthias Mueller said.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Wednesday the group's "strong trend" in auto sales would continue with November and December figures, enabling the carmaker to post record deliveries this year.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin soared to an all-time high above $10,000 on Wednesday on major exchanges and digital currency indexes, including the widely followed Luxembourg-based trading platform BitStamp.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela "systematically" abused anti-government protesters this year, two rights groups said on Wednesday, including through beatings, firing tear gas canisters in closed areas and forcing detainees to eat food tainted with excrement.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currency bitcoin soared to an all-time high above $10,000 on Tuesday on major exchanges and digital currency indexes, including the widely followed Luxembourg-based trading platform BitStamp.
* BoE says UK banks can cope with "disorderly" Brexit * UK banks avoid extra capital bill from 2017 stress test * Barclays and RBS struggle with tough requirements * Disorderly Brexit would still carry big economic costs - Carney * Investors demanding bigger risk premia for some UK assets (Adds detail from news conference) By Huw Jones and David Milliken LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Britain's banks all avoided bills for more capital in annual stress tests for the firs
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' U.S.-friendly leader looked poised to win a second term as voters cast their ballots in the Central American country on Sunday, eight years after he supported a coup to remove a previous president who flirted with re-election.
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' U.S.-friendly leader looked poised to win a second term as polling stations opened their doors on Sunday, eight years after he supported a coup to remove a previous president who flirted with reelection.
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas denied quadruple world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton the final pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday, leading a Mercedes one-two in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trumpâ€™s former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian grain exporters association Anec revised upward its forecast on Thursday for corn exports this year, but commodities traders operating in the country may still see their worse performance in a decade as margins are squeezed amid a bumper harvest.
Move could indicate that Trump's former adviser is 'cooperating with prosecutors,' New York Times reports
Michael Flynn's lawyers recently informed President Donald Trump's legal team that they are not able to discuss the investigation by the special counsel anymore, four people involved with the case told The New York Times.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trumpâ€™s former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss the probe by a special counsel, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
BOSTON (Reuters) - The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began.
(Reuters) - The New York Times Co plans to develop two or three new standalone digital products next year focused on lifestyle topics as part of its push to get more people to pay for its content beyond traditional news, a senior executive told Reuters.
(Reuters) - The New York Times Co plans to introduce two or three new standalone digital subscriptions next year focused on lifestyle topics as part of its push to get more people to pay for its content beyond traditional news, a senior executive told Reuters.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russiaâ€™s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place.
(Reuters) - Skype, Microsoft Corp's internet phone call and messaging service, has been unavailable for download from a number of app stores in China, including Apple Inc's, for almost a month, New York Times reported on Tuesday.
In her own words, it was a day for "deep reflection." Angela Merkel was nothing if not diplomatic when she met the press early on Monday morning after her coalition negotiations had broken down with the Free Democrats and the Greens.