Cryptoverse: Electric ether leaps on verge of Merge

Cryptoverse: Electric ether leaps on verge of Merge

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 16 (Reuters) – It looks like ethereum’s mega-upgrade is happening. Finally. After years of delays, the “Merge” seems all but certain to take place in September, … Read more

Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

Taiwan blames politics for cancellation of global Pride event

Participants march under a giant rainbow flag during the LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan October 26, 2019. REUTERS/Eason Lam Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Taiwan on Friday blamed “political considerations” for the cancellation of WorldPride 2025 Taiwan after it said the organisers had insisted the … Read more

Tesla sets Aug 25 as trading day for three-for-one split shares

Tesla sets Aug 25 as trading day for three-for-one split shares

The logo of car manufacturer Tesla is seen at a branch office in Bern, Switzerland October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Friday trading in its three-for-one split shares will start on Aug. 25, after the electric vehicle maker’s … Read more

Tesla shareholders broadly follow board recommendations at annual meeting

Tesla shareholders broadly follow board recommendations at annual meeting

Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) shareholders voted for board recommendations on most issues at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday, including re-electing directors, approving a stock split, while rejecting proposals focused on environment and governance. Votes on three of the 13 proposals did not follow board recommendations, according to preliminary tallies presented at … 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

HSBC hangs up on Ping An break-up call, lifts payout and profit goal

HSBC hangs up on Ping An break-up call, lifts payout and profit goal

HSBC to revert to paying quarterly dividends from 2023 Aims to win over investors with higher profitability target Says demerger of Asian business has huge risks London shares rise 6% LONDON/SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) pushed back on a proposal by top shareholder Ping An Insurance Group Co of China (601318.SS) to split … Read more

China’s Alibaba strives to keep New York listing amid audit dispute

China’s Alibaba strives to keep New York listing amid audit dispute

The logo Alibaba Group for is seen on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., Aug. 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 1 (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK) on Monday said it would work to maintain … Read more

Canceling planned strike, Boeing workers to vote on revised contract offer

Canceling planned strike, Boeing workers to vote on revised contract offer

FILE PHOTO – A Boeing logo is pictured during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A union representing nearly 2,500 employees at three Boeing Co (BA.N) defense locations in the St. … 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

CVS siphoned millions from ‘safety net’ hospitals – New York lawsuit

CVS siphoned millions from ‘safety net’ hospitals – New York lawsuit

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – New York on Thursday sued CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) for allegedly forcing hospitals that serve low-income patients to pay millions of dollars to access discounted prescription drugs, violating state antitrust law. In a lawsuit filed in state court in Manhattan, New York Attorney General Letitia James said CVS group … Read more