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Britain expected to ease visa rules as truck driver shortage bites

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LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary work visas to truck drivers to ease an acute labour shortage that has led to fuel rationing at hundreds of gas stations and long queues to fill up – with pumps running dry in some places.......

Review: Hitting the brakes on tech’s runaway train

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MILAN, Sept 24 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Back in the 1880s, horses plied the roads of London and most people lived a rural life. Jump to the 1920s and the combustion engine, electricity and the telephone had taken hold and re-shaped society. Today we are undergoing an even faster period of......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

Luxury group Kering to ditch fur completely

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PARIS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – France’s Kering (PRTP.PA) will stop using animal furs in all its collections, joining a growing list of luxury fashion houses to respond to customer demands for ethical and sustainable clothing and accessories. The decision comes four years after its star label Gucci announced it would......

Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India

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The logo of streaming service Amazon Prime Video is seen in this illustration picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) launched in India on Friday eight global and local streaming services on its video platform, in a move aimed at......

White House prods companies on chips information request

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WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The White House is pressing automakers, chip companies and others to cooperate in a bid for more information about the ongoing semiconductor crisis that has forced cuts to U.S. auto production, but made clear on Thursday that the industry needs to take the lead to......

Nike warns on holiday delays, cuts full-year sales estimate

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Nike shoes are seen displayed at a sporting goods store in New York City, New York, U.S., May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Sept 23 (Reuters) – Nike Inc (NKE.N) on Thursday cut its fiscal 2022 sales expectations and said it expects delays during the holiday shopping season, blaming a......

Tennessee supermarket shooting leaves 2 dead, including gunman, 12 injured

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in suburban Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, killing one person and wounding at least 12 before apparently taking his own life, the police chief said. Law enforcement officers swarmed to the scene just after the shooting unfolded at a Kroger......

New demographic data shows continued divide at Amazon

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) executives ranks remained largely white, although the share of non-white executives rose modestly, while minorities continued to account for most of its blue-collar workforce as the online retailer grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new company data. The disclosure made Amazon......

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank mocks Apple’s ‘pro-competition’ claim

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A customer holds the iPhone X during the global launch of the new Apple product in central Sydney, Australia, November 3, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray Apple welcomes competition if no one competes with Apple – CBA CBA wants Apple to open its NFC chip for other mobile payments Regulator probing Apple’s......

BlackBerry beats quarterly revenue expectations on cybersecurity boost

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The Blackberry logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sept 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) beat Wall Street estimates for second-quarter revenue on Wednesday amid strong demand for its cybersecurity and Internet......

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

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A general view of the CF industries plant in Billingham, Britain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations,......

Amazon investigating kickback allegation at India unit – source

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Smartphone with Amazon logo is seen in front of displayed Indian flag in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has launched an internal investigation in India after a whistleblower alleged an employee had taken kickbacks, a source with......

Russian pro-Putin party wins majority after crackdown; foes cry foul

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Partial results suggest emphatic United Russia win Pre-vote crackdown crushed Kremlin critics Critics allege widespread fraud, authorities deny Watchdog recorded numerous violations MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, retained its parliamentary majority after an election and a sweeping crackdown on its......

Marketmind: Watch those spiralling gas prices

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Fuel prices are displayed at a gas station in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Files A look at the day ahead from Sujata Rao. A massive week in monetary policy, with some 16 central banks holding meetings and possibly the first rate hike from......

Billy Porter, and stars of ‘The Crown’ hit Emmy Awards red carpet

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) – “Pose” star Billy Porter and British actor Josh O’Connor were among the early arrivals in Los Angeles for the Emmy Awards on Sunday on a night where “The Crown” and comedy “Ted Lasso” are expected to dominate the annual ceremony for the top television......

Exclusive: U.S. opens probe into 30 million vehicles over air bag inflators

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Heavy vehicular traffic is seen in the Ocean Beach neighbourhood of San Diego, California, U.S., ahead of the Fourth of July holiday July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. auto safety investigators have opened a new probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen......

Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election

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MOSCOW, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s allies accused YouTube and Telegram of censorship on Saturday after the video platform and messaging app restricted access to their anti-government voting recommendations for Russia’s parliamentary election. Navalny’s allies already accused Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Apple of buckling under Kremlin......

EXCLUSIVE Teamsters organizing workers’ unions at 9 Amazon.com facilities in Canada

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Sept 17 (Reuters) – The Teamsters workers’ union has launched campaigns to organize employees in at least nine Canadian facilities of U.S. e-commerce company Amazon.com (AMZN.O), according to Reuters interviews with union officials. The influential union took the first step earlier this week to organize employees at one of Amazon’s......

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

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The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting app is seen on a phone, in Moscow, Russia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on......

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