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Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Nine months into leading the world’s biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA (NESN.S) Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done. FILE PHOTO: Nestle CEO Ulf Mark Schneider speaks during the Nestle shareholders meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, whose firm Third Point made a $3.5 billion investment in Nestle in June, told his clients that he wasRead More

Heart transplant survivor runs half-marathon with her team of doctors – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Kristin Marx finished the Milwaukee Half-Marathon Sunday, surrounded by family, friends and her cardiac-care team. It was a huge accomplishment for Marx, 37, who said she’d come up with the “crazy idea” with her sister-in-law one day in July. “We thought, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to do a half-marathon.’ It was kind of in a joking way and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit to it because I have never run a half-marathon in my life,” Marx said. It was also a huge deal because more thanRead More

Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

(Reuters) – Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier’s customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday. Undated handout photo of a Project Loon balloon to be used in Puerto Rico, being launched from Nevada. REUTERS/Google/Handout Alphabet said the “Project Loon” balloon project would deliver limited internet connectivity to LTE enabled phones in the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico. The island’s wireless and broadband communications networks were devastatedRead More

Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop proposed restrictions on the use of a weed killer linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting up a legal battle between the agrichemical company and a major farm state. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto logo is displayed on a screen where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Monsanto’s lawsuit seeks to block the Arkansas State Plant Board from prohibiting theRead More

Amazon CEO commemorates opening of giant wind farm in a smashing way – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commemorated the opening of the company’s giant new wind farm in a huge way. Interested in Amazon? Add Amazon as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Amazon news, video, and analysis from ABC News. On Thursday, Bezos posted a video on his Twitter account, showing him smashing a bottle of champagne on the top of a 300-foot-high wind turbine to officially open Amazon’s newest and biggest wind farm. According to a statement released by the company yesterday, the Amazon Wind Farm TexasRead More

BRIEF-Canfor reports Q3 adjusted earnings per share c$0.65

Oct 20 (Reuters) – Canfor Corp * Canfor reports results for third quarter of 2017 * Q3 adjusted earnings per share c$0.65 * Q3 earnings per share view c$0.37 — Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S * Canfor Corp – qtrly ‍shr $0.51​ * Canfor Corp – qtrly ‍sales $1.17 billion versus $1.10 billion * Canfor Corp – ‍on Oct 20 board approved c$160 million capital investment program focused on Canfor’s US South Sawmill operations * Canfor Corp – capital investment program to increase production capacity in co’s US South Sawmill operations​ byRead More

Three charged in shooting after white nationalist’s Florida speech

(Reuters) – A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to “kill them” have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday. No one was injured in the shooting incident, which occurred on Thursday near the campus in Gainesville where hundreds of people protested Richard Spencer’s speech amid a heavy police presence and a preemptive state of emergency declaration by the governor. Gainesville police said Tyler Tenbrink, 28, and William and Colton Fears, 30Read More

Los Angeles police investigating Harvey Weinstein in 2013 sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it is investigating a 2013 sexual assault allegation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York, U.S. on February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly The LAPD robbery and homicide division interviewed a potential sexual assault victim, spokesman Kevin Maiberger told Reuters. No further information was given on who made the allegations or where the alleged incident occurred. “Mr. Weinstein obviously can’tRead More

Athletics: De Grasse eyes Canadian 100m record

TORONTO (Reuters) – Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now focused on breaking the Canadian 100 meters record. FILE PHOTO: IAAF Athletics Diamond League – Men’s 100m – Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden – June 18, 2017 – Andre De Grasse of Canada celebrates winning. TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS The 22-year-old triple Olympic sprint medalist, who was expected to be Bolt’s main rival for his 100m crown in the Jamaican’s farewellRead More

Apple unveils its store of the future Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

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