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Analysis: Visa’s Amazon spat shows power is shifting to retailers in fee battle

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NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O)‘s latest spat with Visa (V.N) shows big retailers, armed with a growing array of payment options, are gaining the upper hand in their power struggle with card providers, but it’s not a crisis for the payment company. Amazon said last week......

Analysis: Pandemic debt adds to challenge of funding world’s climate goals

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A picture illustration of U.S. dollar, Swiss Franc, British pound and Euro bank notes, taken in Warsaw January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo World debt hovers just under $300 trillion Possible constraint as climate challenges grow Low-income countries face debt distress risks WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Huge spending by......

EXCLUSIVE U.S.-China tech war clouds SK Hynix’s plans for a key chip factory

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The logo of SK Hynix is seen at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji SEOUL, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Plans by Korea’s SK Hynix (000660.KS) to overhaul a huge facility in China so it can make memory chips more efficiently are in jeopardy, sources familiar......

Analysis: Banks profit from building up and breaking up companies

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Nov 16 (Reuters) – It is a constant dilemma facing companies; do they acquire or shed businesses to boost shareholder returns? Investment bankers profit every time the answer involves a deal, even if it represents an about-face for the companies. Last week’s announcements by General Electric Co (GE.N), Toshiba Corp......

COP26 draft deal treads fine line to spur climate action

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A delegate walks past a picture showing the Earth at night at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman Latest draft keeps key request for tougher climate targets Some weakening in language on fossil fuels No specifics on increasing climate funding for......

Pressure mounts as UN climate negotiations enter final day

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COP26 conference due to end on Friday Nations at odds over how to keep 1.5C goal alive Poor countries seek funds to tackle climate change GLASGOW, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow were locking horns on Friday for what is scheduled to be the......

Analysis: U.S. oil refiners bet the farm Biden will back them on biofuels

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Choices at the gas pump including ethanol or no ethanol gas are seen in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo/File Photo Nov 11 (Reuters) – U.S. merchant oil refiners like Monroe Energy and PBF Energy Inc (PBF.N) are playing chicken with the White House, taking moves......

Analysis: U.S. abortion curbs: Fearing business impact, companies speak out

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More U.S. companies take a stand in abortion debate Issue seen part of diversity, social responsibility stance Firms struggle to fill jobs in post-COVID-19 rebound The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we......

Analysis: Flatlining participation, rising wages leave Fed employment puzzle unresolved

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Restaurant workers are seen inside one of the city’s most popular restaurants amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Pierre Aguirre/File Photo WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve’s hoped-for surge of people into the U.S. job market fell short......

Analysis: China’s property woes put prestige global projects in play

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LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – China’s property sector woes could spell trouble for prestige mega-projects in London, New York, Sydney and other top cities as the developers behind them scramble for cash. While China Evergrande Group’s (3333.HK) struggles have dominated the crisis, the risk to multi-trillion dollar global property markets......

Analysis: Texas abortion law critics warn conservatives of unintended consequences

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People protest for and against abortion rights outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S. October 4, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/ Unique Texas law lets private citizens enforce it Abortion rights battle heats up as Mississippi case looms WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – As abortion providers backed by......

Analysis: Volkswagen gets reality check after Tesla’s week of milestones

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Tesla hits three milestones in a week Volkswagen cuts outlook, reports Q3 profit drop Volkswagen aims to overtake Tesla by 2025 Gap between the two companies widens – analysts FRANKFURT, Oct 29 (Reuters) – It’s been a sobering week for Herbert Diess’ electric vehicle ambitions. While Tesla (TSLA.O) joined the......

Analysis: The 1970s all over again? Stagflation debate splits Wall St

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U.S. dollar bills are seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron NEW YORK, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Phil Orlando has not heard this many people mentioning stagflation since he was a financial journalist in the late 1970s, when......

Analysis: Doomed to fail? How carmakers’ climate vows fall short – and who’s to blame

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Vehicle CO2 emissions still rising despite climate goals Energy storage issues, old cars and lack of charging infrastructure stand between auto industry and climate neutrality BERLIN, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Car and truck makers from Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) to Nissan (7201.T) and Ford (F.N) have embraced the narrative that reducing carbon......

Analysis: Drug pricing reform opponents win most pharma lobbying money

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Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged in the shape of a U.S. dollar sign on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/File Photo Oct 25 (Reuters) – Democratic Party lawmakers holding up proposed drug pricing reforms are among the largest beneficiaries of the......

Analysis: ‘Perfect storm’ lifts dollar over unsettled markets

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A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A grinding rally in the dollar is picking up speed, fueled by a hawkish tilt from the Federal Reserve, rising Treasury yields and concerns over the......

Analysis: From chips to ships, shortages are making inflation stick

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A gas burner is pictured on a cooker in a private home in Bordeaux, soutwestern France, December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Analysts still view price pressures as temporary But watching supply, worker shortages closely U.S. seen more at risk from wage-induced inflation LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Soaring gas prices,......

Analysis: Huawei CFO’s admissions won’t help U.S. in its case against the company -legal experts

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – The admission by Huawei’s chief financial officer that she misled a bank about the company’s business dealings in Iran likely won’t help the United States as it continues to prosecute Huawei for the same charges. While Meng Wanzhou’s admissions last week go to the heart of......

Analysis: Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane is seen at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Aircraft investors struggle to assess climate impact Values of older aircraft undermined Some fear newer aircraft’s lives will be shorter LONDON/TOULOUSE, Sept......

Analysis: Investors see no speed bump in Fed’s Jackson Hole event

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and New York Federal Reserve President John Williams walk together, ahead of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s annual conference on monetary policy, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, U.S., August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Saphir CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Despite weeks of anticipation, investors have......

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