French energy giants urge consumers to cut energy use

French energy giants urge consumers to cut energy use

A couple of stork stands in a nest on the top of a pylon of high-tension electricity power lines in front of a smoke stack of the Electricite de France (EDF) coal-fired power plant of Cordemais in Bouee, France, February 25, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June … Read more

U.S. new home sales rebound in May; consumer sentiment at record low

U.S. new home sales rebound in May; consumer sentiment at record low

Carpenters work on building new townhomes that are still under construction while building material supplies are in high demand in Tampa, Florida, U.S., May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register New home sales rebound 10.7% in May; April data revised up Median house price jumps 15.0% to … Read more

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

EU plans for life without Russian gas amid inflation spike

EU plans for life without Russian gas amid inflation spike

‘The notion of cheap energy is gone,’ Latvian PM says Inflation in euro zone has shot to all-time highs Germany warns some industries may have to close this winter BRUSSELS, June 24 (Reuters) – EU leaders on Friday warned that “cheap energy is gone” and agreed to boost preparations for further cuts in Russian gas, … Read more

Stocks temper their inflation expectations on copper pounding

Stocks temper their inflation expectations on copper pounding

S&P futures up 0.9%, European stocks gain 1.5% MSCI world stocks eyeing 2.5% weekly rise Copper falls more than 7% on week, oil down 2% German 10-year bond yields drop 4 bps LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – World stocks headed for their first weekly gain in a month and Wall Street was set to open … Read more

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

Exclusive: After pressure from Toyota chief, Japan emphasized support for hybrids

TOKYO, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) chief lobbied the Japanese government to make clear it supported hybrid vehicles as much as battery electrics or face losing the auto industry’s support, a senior lawmaker told a ruling party meeting. The lobbying by Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota and chairman of the Japan Automobile … Read more

Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade of its Black Sea ports … Read more

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of ‘economic attack’

West, Russia in energy standoff since Ukraine invasion German minister warns of ‘rocky road’ ahead Minister does not rule out gas rationing Says market threatened by ‘Lehman Brothers’ moment Alarm stage decision does not change status quo: E.ON BERLIN, June 23 (Reuters) – Germany triggered the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday … Read more

Musk says Tesla’s new car factories ‘losing billions of dollars’

Musk says Tesla’s new car factories ‘losing billions of dollars’

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) new car factories in Texas and Berlin are “losing billions of dollars” as they struggle to increase production because of a shortage of batteries and China port issues, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in an interview published on Wednesday. “Both Berlin and Austin factories are gigantic … Read more

U.S. tech companies yank job offers, leaving college grads scrambling

U.S. tech companies yank job offers, leaving college grads scrambling

June 22 (Reuters) – One by one, over the last week of May, Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) rang up some members of its incoming class of new hires who had recently graduated from college and revoked the job offers in 15-minute calls, according to some of the recipients. “It was traumatic,” Iris Guo, an incoming associate … Read more