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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Dec 12 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1100 GMT on Tuesday: ** France’s Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record. ** Australia’s Tatts Group Ltd cleared one of the last hurdles in its takeover by horse race-betting firm Tabcorp Holdings Ltd with the lottery owner getting the green signal from its shareholders. ** Zurich Insurance has agreed to buy Australia and New Zealand BankingRead More


U.S. lawyer defending travel ban grilled in court over Trump’s tweets

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal appeals court judges on Friday asked about President Donald Trump’s sharing of anti-Muslim videos on his Twitter account, as they grilled a U.S. government lawyer about the legality of the president’s latest travel ban. FILE PHOTO: International passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration’s emergency request to put its travel ban into effect later in the week pending further judicial review, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/Files Judge Pamela HarrisRead More


Alliance of communist parties leading poll results in Nepal – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

An alliance of two major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan nation. According to preliminary results by Nepal’s Election Commission on Saturday, the alliance of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) has won 19 seats in the National Assembly and is leading in 81 other constituencies. In the assembly, 165 seats are directly elected and 110 are allocated to parties based on proportional representation. The Nepal Congress, which wasRead More


Democratic Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct. Minnesota Public Radio reported Franken would resign on Thursday. Franken’s office said in an email that no final decision had been made and that the senator was still discussing the issue with his family. After accusations began surfacing three weeks ago, Franken said he would remain in office and work to regain the trust of voters in Minnesota, the state he represents.Read More


Former Florida cult leader arrested on charges of abusing and murdering a toddler in the 1980s – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

A 75-year-old former Florida cult leader has been arrested in Georgia on charges of abusing and murdering a toddler, and authorities said an unfolding investigation reveals that many more children were abused under her care. Anna Elizabeth Young was arrested in Cobb County near Atlanta Thursday after the investigators in Central Florida determined through a year-long investigation that she allegedly murdered a toddler between ages 2 and 3 between 1988 and 1989 while operating the House of Prayer in Micannopy, Florida, Art Forgey, public information officer for the Alachua CountyRead More


Gundlach says ‘strange environment’ to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – DoubleLine Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Gundlach, who voted for President Donald Trump, warned on Tuesday that it is a “strange environment” to be cutting U.S. corporate taxes with the economy already in its eighth year of expansion. FILE PHOTO – Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid “A tax cut will reduce revenue and it will grow the deficit and therefore, it will probably grow bond supply, and perhaps boost economicRead More


Three Uber security managers resign after CEO criticizes practices

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc’s security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company’s new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data breach and criticized past practices. FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is seen on a screen in Singapore August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, who was installed in the top job in August, disclosed the data breach last month after learning of it himself, saying that “none of this should have happened.” Uber’s security practicesRead More


Forecast predicts over half of U.S. children will be obese by age 35

(Reuters Health) – Nearly three in five children in the U.S. today are destined to be obese when they reach their 35th birthday, according to a new projection. Computer modeling, using current national data, estimated that 57% of children ages 2 to 19 in 2016 will be obese by the time they are 35 years old. To put that in perspective, the current rate of obesity among 35-year-olds is 35% to 40%, lead study author Zachary Ward of the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan SchoolRead More


Senator Franken, on groping allegations, vows ‘this will not happen again’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken returned to Congress on Monday to begin what he called a process of rebuilding trust shattered by allegations he had groped or inappropriately touched women, vowing “this will not happen again.” U.S. Senator Al Franken leaves after speaking to the media outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas “I know that I am going to have to be much more conscious when in these circumstances, much more careful, much more sensitive and that this willRead More


Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S.

(Reuters) – A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records. A photo illustration shows a Yahoo logo on a smartphone in front of a displayed cyber code and keyboard on December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Karim Baratov, who earlier this year waived his right to fight a U.S. request for his extradition from Canada, is scheduled to appear in federal courtRead More