Amazon’s connected device cart grows with $1.7 billion deal for Roomba maker

Amazon’s connected device cart grows with .7 billion deal for Roomba maker

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will acquire the maker of robot vacuum cleaner iRobot Corp (IRBT.O) in an all-cash deal for about $1.7 billion, in the latest push by the world’s largest online retailer to expand its cart of smart home devices. Amazon will pay $61 per share, valuing the Roomba-maker at a … Read more

U.S. considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

U.S. considers crackdown on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of American chipmaking equipment to memory chip makers in China including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, part of a bid to halt China’s semiconductor sector advances and protect U.S. companies. If President Joe Biden’s … Read more

Stephen King going to bat for U.S. gov’t in case against book publishing mega-merger

Stephen King going to bat for U.S. gov’t in case against book publishing mega-merger

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to block a $2.2 billion merger of two of the “Big Five” book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, in a trial that is expected to feature testimony from horror writer Stephen King. “It’s real money for real … Read more

Indonesia blocks Yahoo, Paypal, gaming websites over licence breaches

Indonesia blocks Yahoo, Paypal, gaming websites over licence breaches

The PayPal app logo seen on a mobile phone in this illustration photo October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, July 30 (Reuters) – Indonesia has blocked search engine website Yahoo, payments firm PayPal (PYPL.O) and several gaming websites due to failure to comply with licensing rules, … Read more

Indexes drop after Walmart profit warning; Nasdaq down 2%

Indexes drop after Walmart profit warning; Nasdaq down 2%

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Walmart cuts profit forecast; news hits retailers McDonald’s up as sales, profit top estimates Coca-Cola up on forecast raise Indexes down: Dow 0.8%, S&P … Read more

Asia shares bounce on China property fund as Fed hike looms

Asia shares bounce on China property fund as Fed hike looms

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past an electronic board displaying various countries’ stock indexes including Russian Trading System (RTS) Index which is empty, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Chinese stocks rise on … Read more

S&P 500 ends choppy session nearly flat; investors eye Fed, earnings

S&P 500 ends choppy session nearly flat; investors eye Fed, earnings

Apple, Amazon.com among companies to report earnings this week FOMC to kick off two-day policy meeting from Tuesday Miner Newmont falls after raising annual cost forecast Indexes: Dow up 0.3%, S&P 500 up 0.1%, Nasdaq down 0.4% NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 see-sawed on Monday and ended close to unchanged as … Read more

Amazon strikes $3.5 bln deal for One Medical in long march into U.S. healthcare

Amazon strikes .5 bln deal for One Medical in long march into U.S. healthcare

July 21 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday agreed to buy primary care provider One Medical (ONEM.O) for $3.49 billion, expanding the e-commerce giant’s virtual healthcare and adding brick-and-mortar doctors’ offices for the first time. The all-cash deal would combine two relatively small players as Amazon continues a years-long march into U.S. healthcare, seeking … Read more

S&P 500, Nasdaq ride higher on Tesla gains

S&P 500, Nasdaq ride higher on Tesla gains

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Tesla shares rise as profit tops expectations Energy stocks lead sectoral declines AT&T drags down communication services sector Indexes up: Dow 0.10%, S&P … Read more

Wall Street rallies with earnings in full swing

Wall Street rallies with earnings in full swing

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, New York, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Boeing rises on deal to sell jets to 777 Partners Johnson & Johnson and IBM fall on dollar impact warning Hasbro and Halliburton rise … Read more