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China renews pledges to open economy, protect IP rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - China pledged on Sunday to press ahead with market opening and reforms while reiterating that it will treat domestic and foreign firms equally and protect intellectual property rights.

What happens when students lead marches around the country over gun violence: Cheers, tears and promises

Thousands of students, teachers and other concerned citizens descended on the capital Saturday carrying signs and wearing symbolic price tags to say "enough" to gun violence.

Basketball (College)

Loyola-Chicago Is in the Final Four After a Rout of Kansas State

The 11th-seeded Ramblers, who won their first three tournament games by a combined 4 points, rolled over Kansas State on Saturday night in the South Regional final.


Waymo CEO says its tech would have handled Uber self-driving incident safely

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The head of Alphabet Inc's autonomous driving unit, Waymo, said on Saturday that the company's technology would have safely handled the situation confronting an Uber self-driving vehicle last week when it struck a pedestrian, killing her.

Why I march: People reveal what compelled them to take a stand

From one tragic event came many reasons to march.


Corporate watchdog to appoint inspectors to Ireland's largest newspaper group

DUBLIN, March 24 (Reuters) - Ireland's corporate watchdog intends to apply to the High Court to appoint inspectors to investigate Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland's largest newspaper group said on Saturday.

I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here's what happened

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: ‘America First’ Bears a New Threat: Military Force

Not since the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, have key national security leaders so publicly raised the threat of armed confrontation if foreign adversaries do not meet America’s demands.


This Is What I Do When I Hear the Bombs Explode

A Times reporter in Kabul has experienced eight suicide bombings since 2016, seven in the last year. Sick of it, she still goes to the scene. “If I don’t, who will?”

The NRA used to support gun control. What changed?

The National Rifle Association is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in Washington, but it didn't start out that way. Watch "The Van Jones Show" on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. ET.

Customs (Tariff)

What Bananas Tell Us About Trade Wars

The banana wars were spats that escalated, tariff by tariff, into a decades-long dispute between the United States and the European Union.


Boxing: Nevada State suspends Alvarez after second positive test

(Reuters) - Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following two positive tests for the banned fat-burning drug clenbuterol, the body's executive director Bob Bennett said in a statement on Friday.


NEWSMAKER-Peru political crisis thrusts engineer-turned-diplomat into power

LIMA, March 23 (Reuters) - Until this week, Martin Vizcarra led a quiet life as Peru's ambassador to Canada, overseeing the two nations' friendly relations from Ottawa, the Canadian capital.

Opinion: What Melania now has in common with Hillary

Amid multiple allegations that her husband was unfaithful, Melania Trump now shares the dubious distinction of being a publicly scorned first lady with one other woman: her husband's 2016 rival for the presidency and sworn enemy, former first lady Hillary Clinton.

Opinion: What stands between Bolton and blowing up the world?

News that John Bolton will be Donald Trump's third national security adviser in 13 months has caused much hand-wringing, wailing and rending of garments among Washington's foreign policy elite. And with some justification: Add Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and you have two ideological hawks who seem to prefer shooting first abroad and asking questions later.

Defense and Military Forces

For the U.S. and China, a Technology Cold War That’s Freezing Over

In advanced industries like chip development, the rivals are vying for dominance in a fight that is as much about national security as economic might.

United States Politics and Government

After Another Week of Chaos, Trump Heads to Palm Beach. No One Knows What Comes Next.

President Trump prepared to leave the White House for Florida after a head-spinning series of moves on national security, trade, the budget and with his legal team.


Dropbox shares close up 35 percent in biggest tech debut since Snap

(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc's shares closed at $28.42, up more than 35 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, as investors rushed to buy into the biggest technology initial public offering in more than a year even as the wider sector languished.


Wall St. struggles to shake off trade war fears, tech gloom

(Reuters) - Wall Street on Friday struggled to shake off fears of a global trade war after the United States moved to slap tariffs on China and as technology stocks took another hit with Micron's results weighing on chipmakers, though oil prices gave some succor.


US STOCKS-Wall St struggles to shake off trade war fears, tech gloom

* Indexes down: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.45 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct (Updates to early afternoon)


Dropbox shares surge in biggest tech debut since Snap

(Reuters) - Dropbox Inc's shares soared by as much as 50 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors rushed to buy into the biggest technology initial public offering in more than a year even as the wider tech sector languished.


China's Huawei Technologies reshuffles board for first time since 2012

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] said it has elected a new board in its first reshuffle since 2012, shedding some light on the company's succession plans following speculation about the retirement of founder Ren Zhengfei.

Addiction (Psychology)

Opinion: Quitting Heroin in the Sunshine State

They call it the South Florida Shuffle: from detox to rehab to detox again, from Tampa to Boca Raton to Delray Beach.

What is the March for Our Lives?

Survivors of last month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are preparing to take their fight for stricter gun control laws to Washington.


End to Boeing trade case good news for aerospace: Bombardier

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Boeing Co's decision to end its trade case over the sale of Bombardier CSeries jets to U.S. carriers is good news for the aerospace industry and the public, the Canadian plane and train maker said on Friday.


What It’s Like to Hear the Desert in Music

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams guides us through his newest work, “Become Desert”: “You notice your breathing becoming slower.”


PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - March 23

March 23 (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.

United States International Relations

News Analysis: With Bolton, Trump Creates a Hard-Line Foreign Policy Team

There is little in John R. Bolton’s past to indicate he has much time for the diplomatic process, where to get something the United States also gives something.

United States International Relations

Man in the News: John Bolton, an Undiplomatic Voice for American Might

If President Trump wanted a national security adviser who would match his confrontational approach to the world, then Mr. Bolton fits the bill.

United States Defense and Military Forces

State Dept. Approves $670 Million Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia

The proposed sale, which is bound to be questioned by Congress, came hours after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pentagon leaders to discuss the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen.

Federal Budget (US)

Spending Plan Moving Through Congress Is a Rebuke to Trump. Here’s Why.

Even with Republicans in charge, the measure increases funding for many programs the president had sought to cut or kill, and in some cases bars him from pursuing his goals.


Trilobites: What Makes Some Hair Curly? Not Quite What Scientists Thought

After testing two theories about what makes sheep’s wool kinky, researchers found flaws in existing ideas about how different types of cells contribute to curliness in hair.

Zuckerberg, Mark E

Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Zuckerberg’s Answers to Privacy Scandal Raise More Questions

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook’s reliance on advertising aligned with its mission to build a community. But what if Facebook cost $5 per month to use?

What's not in the omnibus is what matters most

It's closing time on Capitol Hill.


BRIEF-H&R Real Estate Investment Trust And H&R Finance Trust Announce Receipt of Approval for Internal Reorganization


What gives me hope on World Water Day

On the 25th anniversary of World Water Day, we celebrate that more than two billion people enjoy the benefits of having clean water around the world.


Op-Ed Contributor: What It’s Like to Be Black in Austin

Years before the bomb attacks, I felt fear and isolation even in this progressive haven.

Travel and Vacations

What to Pack for 36 Hours in Memphis

History, music, barbecue and beautiful public spaces await you in Memphis, Tenn. Before you go, pack these necessities to make the most of your stay.


Wall Street down 1 percent on tech woes, trade war fears

(Reuters) - U.S. stock fell sharply at the open on Thursday as technology stocks slumped on fears of increased regulations in the wake of Facebook Inc's data privacy issues, while the United States' plan to impose tariffs on China stoked fears of a trade war.

What you need to know about right-to-try legislation

The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill Wednesday night, leaving many Americans wondering what the move could mean for their health and that of their loved ones.


Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the Muslim-majority Indian Ocean island chain.


Tech giants express concern over Singapore plan to fight fake news

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place.

Funerals and Memorials

Thinking About Having a ‘Green’ Funeral? Here’s What to Know

A typical American funeral usually involves a few hallmarks we’ve come to expect. But how necessary are those embellishments?


Facebook scandal could push other tech companies to tighten data sharing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Big internet companies and small software developers alike are likely to face scrutiny over how they share customer information in the wake of the scandal involving Facebook Inc and the British election consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.


REFILE-Morning News Call - India, March 22

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What's in Congress' $1.3T spending bill

As Congress creeps closer to a government shutdown deadline, leaders unveiled a $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through September on Wednesday night.


Britain unveils new fintech plans, including cryptocurrencies

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will announce a task force on Thursday to exploit the technology underpinning cryptoassets, such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as part of new plans to help fintech companies to find more customers.

Vermont on track to be the only state that has never sent a woman to Congress

Once Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is sworn in as a US senator, there will be only one state remaining that has never sent a woman to either chamber in Congress -- Vermont.

Fox News analyst's stunning note hit network 'like a bombshell'

Corporate Taxes

Targeting Tech Giants, Europe Unveils Digital Tax Proposal

The plan would create a system where digital businesses in Europe would have to pay taxes on their revenues, rather than their profits, to curb tax avoidance.


BRIEF-Sidus Investment Management And BLR Partners Issue Statement In Response To Acacia Research Corp



Slack Technologies builds engineering team to combat outages

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Collaboration software provider Slack Technologies Inc is building a safety engineering team that will develop methods to help reduce the disruptions that have been more frequent on Slack's service than rival systems, the company told Reuters.


'Four'easter' storm pounds U.S. East, states declare emergencies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. East's fourth major snowstorm this month swept through the region with heavy snow and high winds on Wednesday, snarling flights and commuter travel, closing schools and triggering emergency declarations in New York City and New Jersey.

Facebook CEO issues a statement five days after a data scandal engulfed his social media empire


What the Federal Reserve rate hike means for U.S. households

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The effects of the Federal Reserve interest rate hike announced on Wednesday will extend beyond corporate America to household budgets.

United States Politics and Government

Borrowing G.O.P. Playbook, Democratic States Sue the Government and Rack Up Wins

Democratic attorneys general are suing the Trump administration, just as their Republican counterparts sued the Obama administration. Each side has scored victories.

Analysis: We keep learning more about what Trump allies did to get him elected

The Russia investigation, the Cambridge Analytica developments and a triptych of lawsuits concerning the President's pre-presidential relationships with and treatment of women don't have anything specifically to do with one other -- other than all of them were part of the effort to elect Trump.

Fox News analyst's critique of the network draws praise from critics, allies


Florida governor orders state troopers to help guard Parkland school

(Reuters) - Eight state troopers will be sent to help guard the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people, the state's governor said on Wednesday after a rash of security incidents this week including the arrest of two students for carrying knives.

Starbucks says it has achieved gender and race pay equity in the United States


Britain's use of copycat biotech drugs takes off while U.S. lags

LONDON (Reuters) - Cut-price copies of an expensive Roche biotech drug for blood cancer have taken 80 percent of the British market since launching last year, saving the healthcare system 80 million pounds ($113 million) a year, experts said on Wednesday.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Energy lifts stocks despite jitters on Fed, trade, tech

NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) - A rise in oil prices to a six-week high helped reverse a day-long decline in world equity markets Wednesday ahead of a likely increase in U.S. interest rates and guidance on how many more to expect for this year.


Cycling-Bikes to be dismantled in fight against technological fraud - UCI

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) will use X-ray technology and randomly select bikes to dismantle following a race in an increased effort to fight technological fraud, the governing body said on Wednesday.

Here's what else we know about the bomber

The man police believe was behind a series of bombings that terrified Austin, Texas, for 19 days is dead, police said.


What’s in a Name? For Macedonia, the Key to Peace and Security

The Balkan country has been blocked from joining NATO and the European Union by Greece, which for decades has fought to keep the name Macedonia for itself.


What a Federal Reserve rate hike means for U.S. households

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The effects of the expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike on Wednesday will extend beyond corporate America to household budgets.


Doping-Two key points blocking Russian reinstatement, says WADA chief

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Russia's progress towards being declared compliant with international anti-doping standards has become bogged down over two key points, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday.


Wall Street opens flat, tech drags ahead of Fed

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday as traders moved cautiously ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, while a drop in Facebook Inc's shares on privacy concerns again weighed on the technology sector.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens flat, tech drags ahead of Fed

March 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday as traders moved cautiously ahead of an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike, while a drop in Facebook Inc's shares on privacy concerns again weighed on the technology sector.

What happens if Trump fires Mueller?

When President Richard Nixon ordered the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973, he failed to drive a stake through the heart of his investigation. Propelled by appointment of a new prosecutor, congressional fortitude and public outrage, the Watergate probe continued.

Here's what the storm looks like from space


EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday to make digital companies pay their fair share of tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Google , Facebook and Amazon set to foot a large chunk of the bill.


WADA says Russia making slow progress towards reinstatement

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The head of the world anti-doping agency (WADA) complained on Wednesday of slow progress by Russian authorities towards making the country's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) compliant with international standards.

United States Economy

Fed’s Rate Decision: What to Watch For

Fed policymakers are expected to increase the benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point and signal their view on whether the economy is overheating.

WhatsApp cofounder: 'It is time' to delete Facebook

What the death of a white rhino really tells us

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, died at the age of 45 in Kenya on Tuesday. Just two northern white rhinos remain -- Sudan's daughter and granddaughter. This majestic species has been all but wiped out by poaching, and may soon face the fate of the northern black rhino: extinction.


EU to unveil plan to tax turnover of big U.S. tech firms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose rules on Wednesday designed to make digital companies pay their fair share of tax and set to hit U.S. tech giants such as Google and Facebook .

Fox News military analyst quits and blasts network as 'propaganda machine'

Peters, Ralph

Fox News Analyst Quits, Calling Network a ‘Propaganda Machine’

Ralph Peters, a retired lieutenant colonel, sent an email to his colleagues saying he was ‘ashamed’ of what the channel had become.


Ex-New York State Assembly Speaker Silver loses bid to avoid retrial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to dismiss his indictment on corruption charges, clearing the way for a possible retrial after his earlier conviction had been thrown out.

Data-Mining and Database Marketing

How Researchers Learned to Use Facebook ‘Likes’ to Sway Your Thinking

Your interest in Kim Kardashian West can tell researchers how extroverted (very), how conscientious (more than most) and how open-minded (only somewhat) you are.

Researcher at center of data-mining scandal touted techniques in Russia speech


Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market: Syrian state media

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed and scores injured on Tuesday when a rocket landed in a busy market place in an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Fix: How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook

There are some practical solutions to safeguard some of your data, like installing software to block web tracking technologies.


Google launches news initiative to combat fake news

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is launching the Google News Initiative, to weed out fake news online and during breaking news situations, it said in a blog post on Tuesday.


Wanderlust: Where to Stay (and What to Eat) in Maui’s Upcountry

High above the island’s famed beaches, in the fertile bohemian heartland, the hills are piney, the air is scented with lavender and cowboys still wander past on horseback.

What you need to know right now about the 2018 midterm elections

Subscribe to all 2018 election events on your Google or Apple calendar.


Investors crowded into tech sector, BAML March survey finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors were crowded into so-called FAANG and BAT tech shares in March and continue to cling to equity holdings despite fears of trade wars and growth slowdown, Bank of...

Illinois primary: What to watch for

The Land of Lincoln heads to the polls today for its primary, the second state to hold a primary this year for the 2018 midterms. While four congressional districts are ranked on CNN's Key Races, the one major House race to watch tonight is a Democratic primary that's turned some of the party's biggest leaders and outside supporters against each other.

What Trump would have to do to fire Mueller

CNN's Chris Cillizza explains the steps that President Trump would need to take if he wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Opinion: What happens when a patient says, 'Doc, help me die'

"But can't you help me die, Doc?"

Advertising and Marketing

Advertising: Air France Reminds Travelers What Their Flight Could Be Like

In a new ad campaign aimed at distinguishing itself from low-cost competitors, the airline is emphasizing the in-flight perks included with a standard ticket.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe’s Firing: Here’s What We Know

A by-the-book dismissal for cause, or part of a White House smear campaign? We sort out the facts.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: What the West Doesn’t Get About Xi Jinping

Why would China commit to a liberal world order that doesn’t reflect its own political values?


U.N. calls for Turkey to end state of emergency, halt violations

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Turkey on Tuesday to end the state of emergency in place since July 2016 that it said had led to widespread human rights violations including the arrest of 160,000 people and dismissal of nearly the same number of civil servants, often arbitrarily.

United States Economy

Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.

Some economists say the recovery could continue for years. But many see the seeds of the next crisis being sown in government policy choices.

What happens to the species now

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, has died.


Islamic State takes Damascus area after rebels pull out: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters holding a small district in Damascus have gained some ground after driving out Syrian army units that moved into a neighboring area that rebels abandoned last week, a war monitor said.


Australian court rejects part of News Corp defense against Geoffrey Rush defamation suit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian court on Tuesday threw out part of News Corp's defense against a defamation lawsuit by Geoffrey Rush, a win for the Oscar-winning actor who objected to a series of newspaper articles accusing him of inappropriate conduct.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s High-Tech Dirty Tricksters

Undercover video shows the president’s digital consultants acting like thugs.


Australian court rejects part of News Corp defence against Geoffrey Rush defamation suit

SYDNEY, March 20 (Reuters) - An Australian court on Tuesday threw out part of News Corp's defence against a defamation lawsuit by Geoffrey Rush, a win for the Oscar-winning actor who objected to a series of newspaper articles accusing him of inappropriate conduct.

The special counsel's team gives Trump's lawyers more details on what they want to talk to the President about

As President Donald Trump's reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller grows more irate by the day, attorneys on both sides sat down last week in a rare face-to-face discussion about the topics investigators could inquire of the President. It was the first in-person meeting after several weeks of informal discussions between the two sides, according to two sources familiar with the talks.


Asian shares fall as Facebook data flap spooks tech stocks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors dumped high-flying U.S. technology shares on fears of stiffer regulation as Facebook came under fire following reports it allowed improper access to user data.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall as Facebook data flap spooks tech stocks

TOKYO, March 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors dumped high-flying U.S. technology shares on fears of stiffer regulation as Facebook came under fire following reports it allowed improper access to user data.

Books and Literature

Op-Ed Columnist: What Holds America Together

Walt Whitman had a prescription for national renewal.

Stocks and Bonds

Facebook and Other Tech Companies Drag Down Stock Markets

Shares of technology companies plunged as investors fretted that tougher government oversight could hurt the sector’s profits.


Wall Street drops as regulation worry sinks tech shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Monday, with the S&P and Nasdaq suffering their worst day in just over five weeks, as concerns over increased regulation for large tech companies was spearheaded by a plunge in Facebook shares.


Tech stocks wobble in U.S.; some investors worry party is ending

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A deep sell-off across technology companies on Monday on U.S. stock markets left some investors worrying how much longer those high-flying stocks' market leadership would last.


Judge weighs what evidence U.S. can use to block AT&T, Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc sought to persuade a judge on Monday to throw out evidence the government seeks to use in a trial that begins this week to show that the company's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc would harm consumers and competitors.

Native Americans

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.

Native American women are running for office in record numbers. Some are fighting pipelines. Others are fighting environmentalists.


Wall Street sinks as Facebook-led tech selloff deepens

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks sank about 2 percent on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding nearly 400 points, as Facebook led a selloff in technology stocks on reports that the social media company's user information was misused.

Why nobody can tell Mark Zuckerberg what to do at Facebook


US STOCKS-Wall St sinks as Facebook-led tech selloff deepens

* Facebook shares on track for worst day since September 2012

What you need to know about Facebook's data debacle

What you need to know about the AT&T merger

A high-stakes trial begins over the Justice Department's decision to block the mega-merger between AT&T and Time Warner -- a deal that President Donald Trump thrust into the political spotlight.


EU agrees Brexit transition, UK renews Irish border vow

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain agreed to a potentially unpalatable deal to avoid a "hard border" for Northern Ireland on Monday to win agreement from the European Union that it would retain most EU benefits for nearly two years after Brexit.


Global regulators to work on test bed for fintechs

LONDON (Reuters) - Regulators from across the world start work this week on a blueprint for a global "sandbox" or testing bed for new financial technology applications, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday.


Apple developing own screens using next-generation MicroLED tech: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is developing its own MicroLED device displays and has made small numbers of the screens for testing, Bloomberg reported, in a move that could hurt Asian display suppliers to the U.S. tech giant over the long-term.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Come-Ons, Takedowns and Insults: What It’s Like to Write Comedy as a Woman

In “Just the Funny Parts,” Nell Scovell — who’s crafted jokes for everyone from David Letterman to President Obama — describes the toxic misogyny she’s endured.


UPDATE 4-Apple developing own screens using next-generation MicroLED tech -Bloomberg

* Analysts cite hurdles for applying MicroLED to small screens


Cracking the co-working code in commercial real estate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Real estate brokers scoff that just a fraction of U.S. office space is occupied by co-working and other flexible workspace options, yet data shows over one-quarter of new leases signed in the past two years came from this burgeoning business.

Basketball (College)

N.C.A.A. Women’s Tournament: Oregon State Upsets Tennessee

The Beavers triumphed by a score of 66-59. In other games, Louisville beat Marquette and North Carolina State beat Maryland.


China promoting foreign minister as state councilor

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will retain his job and also be promoted to a state councilor, according to a list of nominations for posts for a government reshuffle announced on Monday.


BRIEF-Piedmont Lithium Files Registration Statement For Proposed U.S. Listing


United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels

Ignoring the advice of aides over how to deal with the special counsel was the decision of a president who ultimately trusts only his own instincts.

United States Politics and Government

Army, Struggling to Get Technology in Soldiers’ Hands, Tries the Unconventional

The new Futures Command, breaking the traditional model of an Army department, will aim to get new weapons rapidly from the lab to the battlefield.


RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street's tech love affair might end in tears

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 (Reuters) - Outsized returns delivered by, Netflix and other heavyweight technology stocks have made them heroes on Wall Street, but some strategists warn that investors' reliance on them exacerbates the risk of a steep downturn.

State of the Cartoonion: March Madness

On State of the Cartoonion, it's March Madness in the White House and Jake Tapper looks at the question everyone's been asking: Who's out next?


BRIEF-China Greatwall Technology In Strategic Agreement With Baidu On AI, Smart Tech

March 18 (Reuters) - China Greatwall Technology Group Co Ltd :


Rebels in Syria's eastern Ghouta discussing ceasefire with U.N.: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main rebel group in the southern pocket of Syria's opposition-held eastern Ghouta told Reuters on Sunday it was negotiating with a United Nations delegation about a ceasefire, aid and the evacuation of urgent medical cases.

Professor sues Cambridge Analytica to find out what it knows about him

A New York professor filed a legal claim against a data company that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign in a British court Friday in a case that could shed light on how millions of American voters were targeted online in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Here's what you missed in less than a day in Washington

While a good deal of America was likely focused on Friday's NCAA upset, the nation's capital was entrenched in its own kind of March Madness.


Albania arrests 39 for smuggling people into Britain and United States

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian police arrested 39 people on Saturday including four police officers on charges of having smuggled some 1,000 Albanians to Britain, the United States and Canada, and are looking for a dozen others, including two Bulgarians.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Op-Ed Contributor: What the Dreamers Can Teach the Parkland Kids

From one activist to another: Trust your instincts, study your history and don’t read the comments.

Crime and Criminals

Opinion: Chris Hayes: What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump

It is about the preservation of a certain social order, not the rule of law.

Jews and Judaism

News Analysis: Anti-Semitism Is Rising. Why Aren’t American Jews Speaking Up?

The leaders of major Jewish organizations have been focused on Israel, not the brewing storm in our own country.

Berlusconi, Silvio

News Analysis: The Poison Putin Spreads

The long-serving Russian leader, who is about to be re-elected for a six-year term, has become a model for the modern autocrat.

United States Politics and Government

Smuggling of U.S. Technology Is Outpacing Cold War Levels, Experts Say

China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are relying on smuggling rings to secure equipment that can be used for weapons, satellites and fighter jets.


Australia's Liberals win state election in blow for renewables lobby

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's governing Liberal party has won a tight regional election in South Australia, a victory that could deal a blow to national renewable energy plans.

News and News Media

The Future of Time Warner, Coming Soon to a Court Near You

The talk in media circles is focused on what happens if the AT&T deal is stopped by the government and Time Warner is forced to go it alone.

Read McCabe's statement: This is what happens when law enforcement is politicized

Statement by Andrew McCabe:


Wall Street's tech love affair might end in tears

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Outsized returns delivered by , Netflix and other heavyweight technology stocks have made them heroes on Wall Street, but some strategists warn that investors' reliance on them exacerbates the risk of a steep downturn.

How Melania is handling Daniels news

CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at how first lady Melania Trump keeps a low profile after porn star Stomy Daniels' claims of an alleged sexual encounter with President Trump.

Time-saving technology used to build walkway that fell

The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University in Miami on Thursday was built using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technology, according to a statement from the university.


Corn-state senators seek Trump meeting as U.S. biofuel changes loom

(Reuters) - A group of senators from U.S. corn states have asked President Donald Trump for a meeting about the nation's biofuels law, amid expectations the administration will soon act to lower the regulation's costs to the oil refining industry.


Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co and the U.S. State Department along with two other companies said on Friday they are launching a project using blockchain's digital ledger technology to create a secure registry for workers that will help fight the use of forced labor worldwide.

What's next for the movement against gun violence

A generation of students raised in the shadow of gun violence is sending a loud and united message to lawmakers: Enough is enough.

Hannity jabs Shep Smith in sign of rift between Fox News opinion and news

United States International Relations

Remember Rex Tillerson? The Secretary of State’s Changing Role

Rex W. Tillerson had a difficult relationship with President Trump almost from the start. The challenges he faced help illustrate how the cabinet role has transformed.

California appoints an undocumented immigrant to a state post

Lizbeth Mateo seems to be a woman that's going places. She was the first person in her family to go to college. She has a law degree, and her own firm in metro Los Angeles. She was just appointed to a California state senate committee.

A state lawmaker in Tennessee says lawmakers didn't have enough information on white supremacy to debate

It sounds like the kind of legislation that should easily breeze through a statehouse, even in these politically divided times: a resolution denouncing white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

10 years after the financial crisis, have we learned anything?


Wall Street opens higher as tech, healthcare stocks gain

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday, lifted by technology and healthcare stocks, with investors assessing the turmoil in the Trump administration and impact of U.S. tariffs on global economy.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as tech, healthcare stocks gain

March 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday, lifted by technology and healthcare stocks, with investors assessing the turmoil in the Trump administration and impact of U.S. tariffs on global economy.


State Street's Kumar wants answers on shareholder rights

BOSTON (Reuters) - State Street Corp wants answers from companies that lack such things as independent board leaders or equal voting rights for investors, a top executive at the asset manager said,...

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes Putin So Popular at Home? His Reputation Abroad

The truth is, Russia’s president would win this weekend’s election even without manipulating the ballot.

What latest subpoena says about Mueller's investigation

Anderson Cooper hosts a panel discussion on special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to subpoena the Trump Organization for business documents.


Toyota, Uber in talks on self-driving tech: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies is discussing the possibility of installing its self-driving system in Toyota Motor Co vehicles as the U.S. ride-hailing firm seeks to sell its autonomous driving technology to outside companies, the Nikkei reported on Friday.


China depository receipts to be launched soon: Shanghai Securities News

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is preparing to launch depository receipts that would open the door to some of the country's top tech firms issuing a form of shares on the mainland, the state-run Shanghai Securities News said on Friday, citing a senior regulatory official.


China depository receipts to be launched soon - Shanghai Securities News

SHANGHAI, March 16 (Reuters) - China is preparing to launch depository receipts that would open the door to some of the country's top tech firms issuing a form of shares on the mainland, the state-run Shanghai Securities News said on Friday, citing a senior regulatory official.


BRIEF-‍Blueknight Statement On Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Policy Revision​


Trump looks to cable news for new hires

Multiple media personalities have close ties to President Trump's administration. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

Genetics and Heredity

Matter: What’s Behind Many Mystery Ailments? Genetic Mutations, Study Finds

An examination of 20,000 patients finds that more than 800 may have genetic conditions.


U.S. tech companies win changes in bill to limit China access to technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers pushing legislation aimed at preventing China from acquiring sensitive U.S. technology have proposed relaxing elements of the measure after lobbying by high-tech firms but will tighten another portion, according to a draft revision seen by Reuters.


Colonial Pipeline to pay Alabama $3.3 million for 2016 spills: state official

(Reuters) - Colonial Pipeline Co will pay $3.3 million to the state of Alabama to cover damages and penalties from an explosion and a spill on its gasoline line in 2016, the state's attorney general said on Thursday.


Tillerson to talk soon with successor nominee Pompeo: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to speak soon with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has been nominated to succeed him, the State Department said on Thursday.

How real news can combat disinformation on Facebook

In 2016, more than a quarter of Americans read online stories that were "fake news" -- or deliberately false information or propaganda disguised as actual news reporting, researchers found.

Maryland's state song calls Northerners 'scum.' That may change soon

For almost eight decades, the official state song of Maryland has been a Confederate ballad whose lyrics call Unionists "Northern scum" and President Abraham Lincoln a "despot" and a "tyrant."

What's the penalty for filing taxes late?

We'll soon see what happened outside the Parkland school shooting

Troubling questions about what happened outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during last month's massacre may be answered Thursday.

Travel and Vacations

What to Pack for 36 Hours in Oaxaca

A vibrant art, food and cultural scene make Oaxaca an attractive destination. Before you go, pack these necessities to make the most of your stay.


What is 5G and who are the major players?

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has blocked microchip maker Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion takeover of rival Qualcomm amid concerns that it would give China the upper hand in the next generation of mobile communications, or 5G.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Music Is a Sanctuary From Chaos on Yo La Tengo’s ‘There’s a Riot Going On’

The New Jersey indie-rock band’s 15th album is its first digitally recorded LP, filled with sonic wanderings and grim proclamations.

It's been a month since Parkland. What's changed?

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of their classrooms to reflect on the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago -- and to renew the call for further strictures on gun purchases.


Oklahoma to become first U.S. state to use nitrogen gas for executions

(Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to start using nitrogen gas for executions, officials said on Wednesday, in what would be the first such method of capital punishment in the United States.


Harper Lee estate sues Broadway's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' play

(Reuters) - The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has sued the producer of an upcoming Broadway adaptation, arguing that writer Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from the beloved novel about race relations in the Depression-era U.S. South.

Love, Simon (Movie)

A Romantic Comedy About a Gay Teenager? What Took So Long?

“Love, Simon” is the rare major studio movie revolving around a gay teenager, and hopes are high that it will pass the box office test.

Writing and Writers

Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version of ‘Mockingbird’

The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”


NBC News plans online streaming service to attract younger viewers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's NBC News plans to launch an online streaming service this year as part of its effort to reach younger viewers who prefer to watch their favorite shows online, executives said on Wednesday.

Computers and the Internet

The Shift: Tech Leaders Are Growing Up (Again). That’s a Good Thing.

Former whiz kids who made their fortunes in the tech industry are now settling down, seemingly more attuned to the power they wield.


Fund figures show investors retreated from U.S. stocks on tariff news

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors withdrew billions from domestic stocks during the equity market's tariff tantrum, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) said on Wednesday, adding turbulence to a market that has shed its carefree attitude. Some $11 billion was liquidated from U.S.-based domestic stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) during the seven days ended March 7, according to the trade group, as U.S. President Donald Trump ann

News and News Media

CNN Moves Chris Cuomo to Prime Time

Mr. Cuomo, a scion of the New York political dynasty, is set to replace Anderson Cooper at 9 p.m., as CNN tries to revive its prime-time viewership.

Deaths (Obituaries)

In Death as in Life, Women Count. Here’s How The Times Counted Them.

As we embarked on the Overlooked project, we wanted to be able to show how the gender breakdown had changed over time. That turned out to be a project unto itself.


UK privacy watchdog ends WhatsApp probe after compliance pledge

(Reuters) - Britain's privacy watchdog said it had dropped an investigation into WhatsApp after the messaging service signed an undertaking not to share the personal data of users with its owner Facebook.

Teachers and School Employees

Media Memo: At the Fox News Site, a Sudden Focus on Women as Sex Offenders

After the harassment-related departures of executives and hosts, there was a spike in articles on female teachers abusing students.


Tech We’re Using: In Hollywood, Cutting the Cord and Other Disruptions

Brooks Barnes, who covers Hollywood for The New York Times, discussed how the tsunami of technology has forced the entertainment industry to change.


Wall Street opens higher as tech stocks recover

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Wednesday as technology stocks recovered from losses and economic data further eased fears of faster interest rate hikes in 2018.


US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street opens higher as tech stocks recover

March 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Wednesday as technology stocks recovered from losses and economic data further eased fears of faster interest rate hikes in 2018.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Strong Performance by Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania Shakes Trump and G.O.P.

Voters who turned out for Donald Trump in 2016 appeared to turn on his chosen House candidate Tuesday, helping Conor Lamb, the Democrat, take a slight lead.


What Fertility Patients Should Know About Egg Freezing

Storage failures at two respected clinics have raised concerns about safety and reliability. Here are some things to look out for and questions to ask.


Chinese investors want relaxed rules for tech IPOs: exchange

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Most Chinese investors expect regulators to relax rules on initial public offerings (IPOs) by technology companies, and would like to invest in such domestic listings, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange said on Wednesday, citing a recent survey.

What's changed one month after Parkland shooting

A month ago, a former student roamed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, opening fire on terrified students and teachers at the Florida school.

What the bombs tell us about their maker

Details about the deadly bombings in Austin remain scarce, but one thing is clear, experts say: whoever made the bomb knew what they were doing.

What is ALS, Stephen Hawking's condition?

Legislatures and Parliaments

Op-Ed Contributor: So You’ve Got Populists in Your Parliament. What Next?

Germany is in the middle of a forced lesson in how to deal with an empowered far-right party.

Family of slain Democratic staffer Seth Rich sues Fox News


UPDATE 5-Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 bln Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, two people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday.


Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, two people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday.

What's it take to get fired by Trump?

Rex Tillerson is out, but Ben Carson, for now, is still in. So are Betsy DeVos, Scott Pruitt and a handful of other Cabinet secretaries causing the White House and the Trump administration public relations headaches at the moment.