Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as economy falters

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where … Read more

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum crawling with giant ants

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum crawling with giant ants

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register AMSTERDAM, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, home to Dutch masterpieces like Rembrandt’s “Nightwatch”, will temporarily have its walls and windows overrun by 700 giant ants, as part of a new exhibit. By breaking artwork conventions, “House Taken,” by Colombian artist Rafael Gomezbarros, wants to draw … Read more

Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of India’s tech hub?

Traffic, water shortages, now floods: the slow death of India’s tech hub?

Much of Bengaluru submerged in recent flooding Residents forced to wade through waist-deep water Disruptions raise questions about city’s future as tech hub Authorities vow to act, but extreme weather may complicate plans BENGALURU, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Harish Pullanoor spent his weekends in the late 1980s tramping around the marshes and ponds of Yemalur, … Read more

Starbucks projects profit growth from tech, stores, workers spending

Starbucks projects profit growth from tech, stores, workers spending

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEATTLE, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) projects profits to grow between 15% to 20% per share over the next three years, a significant increase from previous guidance based on spending plans of $2.5 to $3 billion over the same period on technology, new stores … Read more

‘Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion’ exhibit dazzles in New York

‘Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion’ exhibit dazzles in New York

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Austrian Symbolist artist Gustav Klimt’s masterpieces are coming to life in an immersive exhibit in New York, inaugurating a new museum that merges technology, art and music. “Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion,” which opens on Wednesday, enfolds visitors in 30-foot … Read more

Flight searches to London from U.S. surge after Queen Elizabeth’s death

Flight searches to London from U.S. surge after Queen Elizabeth’s death

People continue to gather in the evening to view flowers at the gates of Buckingham Palace following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in London, Britain September 9, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 9 (Reuters) – Travel startup Hopper said on Friday it had noticed a surge … Read more

New York City returns looted antiquities to Italy worth $19 million

New York City returns looted antiquities to Italy worth  million

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Fifty-eight stolen antiquities worth an estimated $19 million were returned to Italy by New York authorities in a ceremony on Tuesday. The items, many on display at the city’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for years, included “The Marble Head of … Read more

New York City sues Starbucks for firing union organizer

New York City sues Starbucks for firing union organizer

A Starbucks store is seen in New York January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – A New York City agency overseeing workplace affairs said on Friday it sued Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) because the coffee chain illegally fired a longtime barista and … Read more

Famed male Italian director tells Venice he was born a woman

Famed male Italian director tells Venice he was born a woman

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VENICE, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Award-winning Italian director Emanuele Crialese revealed on Sunday that he had been born a woman as he presented his highly autobiographical movie “L’Immensita”, starring Penelope Cruz, at the Venice Film Festival. “L’Immensita” focuses on an Italian family growing up in 1970s … Read more

Last orders: UK pubs brace for mass closures as energy costs soar

Last orders: UK pubs brace for mass closures as energy costs soar

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Pandemic-hit pubs face huge energy bill challenge No price cap on soaring business energy rates New UK prime minister under immediate pressure to act LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Like thousands of pubs across Britain, the Red Lion and Sun fears financial ruin this winter as … Read more