US Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

US Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages . The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place … Read more

Credit Suisse found guilty in cocaine cash laundering case

Credit Suisse found guilty in cocaine cash laundering case

Credit Suisse first major Swiss bank to face criminal trial Former banker found guilty of qualified money laundering Bank plans to appeal BELLINZONA, Switzerland, June 27 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) was convicted by Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court on Monday of failing to prevent money-laundering by a Bulgarian cocaine trafficking gang in the country’s first … Read more

Banking body urges decisive wave of global rate hikes to stem inflation

Banking body urges decisive wave of global rate hikes to stem inflation

Plastic letters arranged to read “Inflation” are placed on US Dollar banknote in this illustration taken, June 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – The world’s central bank umbrella body, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), has called for interest rates to be raised … Read more

Factbox: The SEC’s response to the ‘same stock’ rally

Factbox: The SEC's response to the 'same stock' rally

June 24 (Reuters) – A year-and-a-half after a “meme stock” rally roiled Wall Street, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is considering broad changes to curb the frenetic trading of stocks based on social media activity. The proposed overhaul would be the biggest change to Wall Street’s rules since 2005 and would affect nearly every … Read more

US new home sales rebound in May; consumer sentiment at record low

US 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, US, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register New home sales rebounded 10.7% in May; April data revised up Median house price jumps 15.0% to … Read more

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US 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 US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … 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

Wall Street puts floor under stocks, crude steadies

Wall Street puts floor under stocks, crude steadies

US stock index futures turn higher Crude oil recoups losses US Treasury yields remain weaker Fed’s Powell to give second day testimony Copper hits 16-month low as cyclicals hit LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Prospects for a firm start on Wall Street helped European shares claw back from a new low for the year on … Read more

UK inflation hits 40-year record, highest in G7

UK inflation hits 40-year record, highest in G7

Inflation hits 9.1%, highest since March 1982 UK has highest inflation rate out of G7 Food price inflation hits highest since 2009 Inflation to top 11% later this year, BoE predicts LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Soaring food prices pushed British consumer price inflation to a 40-year high of 9.1% last month, the highest rate … Read more

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with their windows taped and engines covered in a floodlit hangar in the Gulf, hobbled by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar’s national carrier. From a distance, the planes might seem like any other long-haul jetliners crowding … Read more