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

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

Ford announces series of deals to accelerate EV push

Ford announces series of deals to accelerate EV push

Ford CEO Jim Farley attends the official launch of the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S. April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DETROIT, July 21 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Thursday announced … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia seen restarting gas exports from Nord Stream 1 on schedule

EXCLUSIVE Russia seen restarting gas exports from Nord Stream 1 on schedule

This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine Nord Stream 1’s maintenance lasts from July 11 to July 21 Gazprom cut gas supplies via pipeline in June MOSCOW, July 19 (Reuters) – Russian gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline are seen restarting on time … Read more

How China became ground zero for the auto chip shortage

How China became ground zero for the auto chip shortage

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – From his small office in Singapore, Kelvin Pang is ready to wager a $23 million payday that the worst of the chip shortage is not over for automakers – at least in China. Pang has bought 62,000 microcontrollers, chips that help control a range of functions from car engines and … Read more

Yellen vows tough U.S. measures against countries abusing economic order

Yellen vows tough U.S. measures against countries abusing economic order

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference, ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, July 14, 2022. Made Nagi/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 19 (Reuters) – The United States will impose harsh consequences on … Read more

Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan, taking on Tesla

Hyundai Motor launches first electric sedan, taking on Tesla

SEOUL, July 14 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) on Thursday launched its first electric sedan, Ioniq 6, which the South Korean automaker is betting will help it grab a bigger share of the electric vehicle (EV) market dominated by Tesla Inc . The Ioniq 6 is one of more than 31 electric models that … Read more

Texas grid operator warns of potential for rolling blackouts amid scorching heat

Texas grid operator warns of potential for rolling blackouts amid scorching heat

Power lines are seen during a heat wave with expected temperatures of 102 F (39 C) in Dallas, Texas, U.S. June 12, 2022. REUTERS/Shelby Tauber/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, July 10 (Reuters) – The operator of Texas’s power grid on Sunday called on state residents for the second … Read more

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about … Read more