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Drop in demand weighs on German manufacturing, outlook darkens -PMI

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A robot adjusts a windscreen in a fully automated process at the Daimler factory in Rastatt, Germany, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, July 1 (Reuters) – A sharp fall in new orders weighed on German manufacturing activity in June, darkening......

U.S. July Fourth cookouts feel the heat of soaring food prices

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CHICAGO, June 30 (Reuters) – Summer cookouts are getting more expensive ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday, forcing Americans to make tough decisions about how they celebrate. Prices for barbecue items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and lemonade climbed 17% compared with a year ago,......

Moscow mall opens for Russian business after big brand exodus

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This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) – Western fashion brands are conspicuous by their absence at a gleaming new shopping centre on the outskirts of Moscow – and customers say they scarcely miss them. Following......

Macau COVID infections rise as spread extends to medics, police

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People queue for mass coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Macau, China June 19, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Authorities in the world’s biggest gambling hub Macau are scrambling to contain the city’s biggest coronavirus outbreak since the......

S&P 500 limps to slightly lower close as quarter-end looms

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U.S. economy contracted in Q1; consumer spending revised lower General Mills rises as sales beat on higher prices Bed Bath & Beyond replaces CEO, shares tumble Dow up 0.27%, S&P down 0.07%, Nasdaq off 0.03% NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended a seesaw session slightly down......

China’s easing COVID curbs spark travel inquiry surge, and caution

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Travellers walk at a terminal hall of the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China March 23, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 29 (Reuters) – Online searches for Chinese airline tickets on domestic and international routes surged on Wednesday, after Beijing......

Some media blocked from covering Xi’s handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, June 29 (Reuters) – Journalists from more than seven organisations, including Reuters, have been blocked from covering official ceremonies to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule that President Xi Jinping is due to attend. A spokesperson for the Hong Kong government......

H&M profit jumps as shoppers hit stores after pandemic

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The H&M clothing store is seen in Times Square in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, June 29 (Reuters) – H&M (HMb.ST), the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, reported a forecast-beating 33% increase in March-May profit on Wednesday......

S.Korea’s LGES reviews plan for $1.3 bln Arizona battery plant as U.S. inflation bites

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SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd (LGES) (373220.KS) plans to reassess its investment plan for a standalone Arizona battery factory due to the current U.S. economic environment, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday. The spokesperson’s comments on the previously announced $1.3 billion investment......

Disney’s board backs CEO Chapek, extends his contract for three years

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek attends the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Katherine Taylor Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, June 28 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) board of directors on Tuesday unanimously voted to......

Amazon places purchase limit on emergency contraceptive pills

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June 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has placed a temporary purchase limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, the company said on Tuesday. The move comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women’s constitutional right to......

Oslo shooting suspect named as police advise against Pride gathering

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People bring flowers and rainbow flags to pay tribute to the victims as they take part in a spontaneous Pride parade, following a shooting at the London Pub, a popular gay bar and nightclub, after the official event was cancelled, in Oslo, Norway, June 25, 2022. Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/via REUTERS......

On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for world’s oceans

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CARCAVELOS, Portugal, June 26 (Reuters) – In superhero blockbuster Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he is also taking the fight off-screen. “Without a healthy ocean life, our planet as we know......

Family bids farewell to British journalist murdered in the Amazon

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NITEROI, Brazil, June 26 (Reuters) – The family of Dom Phillips on Sunday bid farewell to the British journalist, who was killed earlier this month along with Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon. Phillips’ wife Alessandra Sampaio, siblings Sian and Gareth, and brother-in-law Paul Sherwood attended the 57-year-old’s......

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Soars Past $1 Billion, Overtakes ‘Doctor Strange 2’ as the Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year Globally

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LOS ANGELES, June 26 (Variety.com) – Paramount’s all-American blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” is still flying high at the box office, crossing the coveted $1 billion over the weekend. With those ticket sales, the movie has overtaken Disney’s Marvel adventure “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($943 million) as the......

Marine Serre stretches style traditions at Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) – French label Marine Serre sent athletes and artists to stroll a track field runway on Saturday evening, showcasing a sport-inspired wardrobe infused with artistic references in an all-ages, open-to-the-public fashion show. Like Olympic opening ceremonies, delegations succeeded one another. First up was a squad of......

India plans safety rating system for passenger cars

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Traffic moves on a road in a heat haze during hot weather on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, June 25 (Reuters) – India will introduce a safety rating system for passenger cars – a......

Two dead, 10 wounded in Norway nightclub shooting, police say

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OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Two people were killed and around 10 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub in Norway’s capital Oslo, Norwegian police said. Public broadcaster NRK and other local media reported that the shooting had taken place at the London Pub, a popular gay bar......

U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s......

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

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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......

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