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  • Stumping for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tinder is getting some women banned from the online dating app after sending campaign messages to prospective matches. Two women - one from Iowa and the other from New Jersey - confirmed to Reuters on Friday that they received notices from Tinder …

  • U.S.-court appointed mediator Daniel Pollack exits his office after a meeting on Argentina's debt crisis, in New York

    NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina offered a $6.5 billion cash payment to creditors who hold its defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end a festering legal battle that transformed the country into a financial markets pariah. Argentina's finance ministry said two out of six leading bondholders had already accepted …

  • A former partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild was found guilty on Friday of engaging in insider trading after learning that a client at his law firm was about to announce a merger, prosecutors said. Herbert Sudfeld, 64, was convicted on charges of securities fraud and making a false statement by a federal jury in …

  • A former executive at Harman International Industries Inc was arrested on Friday and accused by U.S. prosecutors of trading on inside information about a stronger-than-expected quarterly report. Dennis Hamilton, a former vice president of tax at Harman, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in New Haven, Connecticut, …

  • A sign is seen at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo

    BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. "As BlackBerry continues to execute its turnaround plan, we remain focused …

  • Dalio, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates gestures at the Ending the Experiment event in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos

    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates LP, the world's largest hedge fund, said on Friday that a Wall Street Journal story about a dispute with his heir apparent, Greg Jensen, was overblown. The newspaper reported that Dalio and Jensen had gone as far as to call for a dozen senior employees and stakeholders to vote …

  • View of building which houses an office of 25 Floor Film Company in Moscow

    Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. Cybersecurity experts said a password-stealing software program …

  • Mexico's peso and Brazil's real slumped on Friday after data showed a pickup in U.S. wages in January that backed the view that the Federal Reserve could raise U.S. rates again this year. Tightening financial ...

  • MINNEAPOLIS/NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines is renewing a push to change a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy laid down as part of a national program that requires increased use of biofuels like ethanol. The Renewable Fuel Standard program, launched in 2005, requires refiners …

  • Canadian uranium producer Cameco Corp reported a quarterly loss, hurt by a higher impairment charge and weakness in the Canadian dollar and forecast a fall in uranium sales for 2016. The company expects ...

  • The U.S. Air Force will deploy six Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets to a different U.S. air base this month as it assesses whether the new warplane can be declared combat-ready by August as planned, a senior officer told Reuters on Thursday. Major General Jay Silveria, who heads the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center …

  • An illustration picture shows a projection of text on the face of a woman in Berlin

    U.S. and UK spy agencies and police may soon be allowed to directly ask media companies in each others' countries for email and online chat data for people being investigated, under a tentative bilateral deal, officials said on Friday. As governments worldwide and online companies struggle to strike a balance between privacy …

  • An executive at Harman International Industries Inc was arrested on Friday and accused by U.S. prosecutors of trading on inside information about a stronger-than-expected quarterly report. Dennis Hamilton, a vice president of tax at Harman, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in New Haven, Connecticut, with …

  • Argentina's Finance Secretary Luis Caputo said he was returning to Buenos Aires from New York where he held groundbreaking talks this week with creditors suing the South American country over unpaid debt. ...

  • Ground crew members escort a Boeing 737 MAX as it returns from a flight test at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington

    Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have linked billions of dollars in state tax breaks to Boeing Co (BA.N) employment levels. The 7-8 vote in the House Finance committee means the measure will not advance to a floor vote. The credits, which the state estimated to be worth nearly $9 billion …

  • TSMC says plants in Tainan structurally safe Reuters - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    The manufacturing facilities of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co in Tainan are structurally safe following an earthquake, but the company is still assessing its wafer production operations, a company ...

  • Canadian oil producer Husky Energy Inc said on Friday it is implementing a short-term hedging program to help protect itself from volatile oil prices during turnarounds at its two major refineries in the first half of 2016. The Calgary-based company, which last month slashed its capital budget by 27 percent, declined …

  • A woman takes pictures of the New York Stock Exchange

    Dismal sales outlooks from marquee technology names sent shares in the enterprise sector crashing on Friday as investors questioned whether information-technology managers would keep spending on their ...

  • Traders work on the floor of the NYSE

    The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014. Many stocks ...

  • U.S.-court appointed mediator Daniel Pollack exits his office after a meeting on Argentina's debt crisis, in New York

    NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina made a formal debt payment offer to U.S. creditors who hold its defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end a more than decade-long legal battle that transformed the South American country into a financial markets pariah. The offer, which asks creditors to take a reduced payment, …

  • The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014. Many stocks ...

  • NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Argentina made a formal debt payment offer to U.S. creditors who hold its defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end a more than decade-long legal battle that transformed the South American country into a financial markets pariah. The offer, which asks creditors to take a reduced …

  • A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in this illustration picture made in Zenica

    Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday. Twitter's announcement comes as many tech companies – led by Facebook – have taken stronger steps to police controversial content …

  • The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking website for people in professional occupations, is pictured in Mountain View

    The rout in the stock cost LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman about $1.2 billion based on his 11.1 percent stake in the company he co-founded, according to Reuters calculations. At least nine brokerages downgraded the stock to "hold" from "buy", saying the company's lofty valuation was no longer justified. "With a lower growth …

  • Pump jacks are seen at Lukoil company owned Imilorskoye oil field outside West Siberian city of Kogalym

    Oil prices ended the week lower in choppy trading on Friday, snapping two weeks of gains, as a frenzy of speculation about a possible deal between top oil producers clashed with concerns about a growing supply glut. After a volatile week's trading, much is riding on Sunday's meeting between Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio …

  • The chief executive officer of Linn Energy LLC, a U.S. oil and gas company that is exploring strategic options and looking for ways to fix its balance sheet, is eligible for a $6.9 million cash award this year, according to a regulatory filing. Linn Energy, a master limited partnership (MLP) which has been hit hard …

  • Bridgewater Associates' Ray Dalio said in a statement late Friday that the Wall Street Journal's article about a dispute between him and his heir apparent, Greg Jensen, was overblown. The Wall Street Journal had no immediate response.

  • A Florida man convicted of second-degree murder after killing his wife and posting a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. "You foretold your future," said Florida circuit court Judge Yvonne Colodny before handing down the sentence. A jury late last year rejected …

  • Argentina's new President Mauricio Macri and his finance minister showed "courage and flexibility" in dealing with the country's legal battle with creditors, the U.S. court-appointed mediator in the case said on Friday. Argentine officials in New York for talks with the creditors made a proposal on Friday to end the dispute, …

  • A worker walks through the installed solar modules at Naini solar power plant in Allahabad

    The United States and India are in talks that could settle a long-running solar power trade dispute, delaying the announcement of a ruling by the World Trade Organization, an Obama administration official said on Friday. Washington filed the WTO challenge three years ago, claiming that India's national solar power program …

  • Global hedge funds lost so much money in January that the month marked the industry's worst start to the year since the 2008 financial crisis, Hedge Fund Research data released on Friday showed. But the ...

  • U.S. and UK spy agencies and police may soon be allowed to directly ask media companies in each others' countries for email and online chat data for people being investigated, under a tentative bilateral deal, officials said on Friday. As governments worldwide and online companies struggle to strike a balance between …

  • Fitch raised Ireland's credit rating a notch to 'A' on Friday, taking the unusual step of upgrading a country's debt in the middle of an election campaign, a move that could potentially hand the government parties a boost. Ireland's prime minister Enda Kenny called elections for Feb. 26 on Wednesday, kicking off campaigning …

  • Canada's main stock index dipped on Friday as a selloff in U.S. technology stocks spilled over to Canada's technology sector, but defensive names such as gold stocks helped cushion losses. Canadian stocks ...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to appear in an interview with Larry David on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", the New York Times reported on Friday. The U.S. senator from ...

  • Argentina presented a proposal on Friday to creditors to end their battle in U.S. courts over debt the country defaulted on in 2002, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. "The proposal implies a 25 percent cut" of the amount awarded by U.S. courts, the ministry said, after five days of closely watched talks in New …

  • General view of the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Liege

    ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, launched plans on Friday for a $3 billion share issue to help reduce debt and cut costs, having been hit by a plunge in steel prices which it blamed on a surge in cheap exports from China. ArcelorMittal's share price has dropped 60 percent in the past 12 months, cutting the …

  • New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action. New Jersey's acting attorney general, John J. Hoffman, accused VW and its Porsche and Audi units of perpetrating a massive fraud …

  • Argentina presented a proposal on Friday to creditors to end their battle in U.S. courts over debt the country defaulted on in 2002, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. "The proposal implies a 25 percent cut" of the amount awarded by U.S. courts, the ministry said, after five days of closely watched talks in …

  • A visitor leaves a meeting room at the CFM International booth next to a LEAP high-bypass turbofan engine at the Singapore Airshow

    CFM, a joint venture of General Electric Co (GE.N) and Safran SA (SAF.PA) of France, said its backlog rose to 13,400 engines, including 2,154 sales in 2015 valued at $27 billion. The backlog of LEAP engines, which power Airbus (AIR.PA) A320neo and Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX jetliners entering service this year and next, rose …

  • Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have linked $8.9 billion in state aerospace industry tax breaks to Boeing Co employment levels.

  • Upstart stock trading venue IEX Group is forming a committee of outside brokerage executives to help advise it on market issues once it becomes a registered U.S. exchange, the company's head of markets and sales said in an interview. The move comes as some incumbent exchanges and trading firms blast IEX's business …

  • Atlantic City, New Jersey's cash-strapped gambling hub, may no longer have a state-appointed emergency manager, but some big costs for outside professionals working to resolve its fiscal crisis will continue. The state extended its contract with Ernst & Young LLP for another year, through the end of 2016, according …

  • Dalio, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates gestures at the Ending the Experiment event in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos

    Two top executives at Bridgewater Associates LP, the world's largest hedge fund, want a dozen senior employees and stakeholders to vote on their character to help resolve an apparent dispute between them, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Citing people familiar with the matter, it said Bridgewater founder Ray …

  • Traders work at their desks in front of DAX board at Frankfurt stock exchange

    Global stock markets slumped and the U.S. dollar rallied on Friday after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the labor market and left investors with a muddled view on interest rate hike prospects. The S&P 500 information technology sector fell 3.4 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite Index slumped to its …

  • The Nasdaq closed at its lowest since October 2014 on Friday, leading a selloff on Wall Street following weak forecasts from technology companies including LinkedIn. LinkedIn dropped 43.6 percent to $108.38, ...

  • Global stock markets slumped and the U.S. dollar rallied on Friday after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the labor market and left investors with a muddled view on interest rate hike prospects. The S&P 500 information technology sector fell 3.4 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite Index slumped to …

  • People line a dock in Brooklyn to watch the sun set behind the Manhattan skyline after a summer storm in New York

    Canadian investment in the Manhattan commercial property market is expected to stay strong this year after quadrupling to hit a record in 2015, real estate specialists said. Canadians accounted for almost a third of the $25.6 billion in foreign capital that poured into Manhattan commercial properties last year, with investment …

  • Condom makers including Ansell Ltd are offering to help Zika-affected countries after the first case of the virus being sexually transmitted added to growing concerns over the spread of the disease. World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Gregory Hartl stressed that "almost a 100 percent of the cases" are transmitted …

  • Volkswagen sign is seen at a Volkswagen dealership in Carlsbad

    New Jersey's acting attorney general, John J. Hoffman, accused VW and its Porsche and Audi units of perpetrating a massive fraud on consumers and violating state clean air laws. VW has admitted installing illegal diesel emissions software to allow 580,000 U.S. diesel vehicles sold since 2009 to emit up to 40 times legally …

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