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Verizon close to announcing digital streaming deal with NFL: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc, no. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, is close to a new deal with the National Football League for digital streaming rights, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO – Denver Broncos fans react to a play while watching their team’s NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Seattle Seahawks at the View House bar in Denver, Colorado February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Marc Piscotty With the new agreement, Verizon will be able to give subscribers access to games on all devices, including big-screen TVs,Read More

Wells Fargo dismisses consumer lending head Codel

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co has fired its head of consumer lending over unsuitable communications he had with a former employee, the bank said on Friday, the latest upheaval at a lender roiled by scandal for more than a year. Franklin Codel, a member of the bank’s management committee, acted in a manner that was contrary to internal policies and expectations of senior leaders, Wells Fargo said in a statement. The bank expects to appoint a permanent successor by the end of the year. The dismissal wasRead More

Harvey Weinstein, movie studios sued over alleged sexual misconduct in class action suit

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(Reuters) – A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein speaks at the UBS 40th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, NY, U.S. on December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the lawsuit claims The Weinstein Company and Miramax helped facilitate and cover up Weinstein’sRead More

Sessions says he now recalls campaign meeting where Russia discussed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein Sessions, addressing the House Judiciary Committee, said he recalled the March 2016 meeting where foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos wasRead More

In clash with Trump, U.S. report says humans cause climate change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The rapid pace of global climate change is almost certainly driven by human activity, like burning fossil fuels, according to a U.S. government report that contradicts assertions by President Donald Trump and members of his administration. A helicopter flies over the Hudson River with One World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan in the background, on a hazy day in New York City, December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers “For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observationalRead More

China’s Lenovo second-quarter profit slides 11 percent year-on-year, but beats estimates

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group (0992.HK) on Thursday reported an 11 percent profit drop in second-quarter profit, hurt by supply constraints and continued difficulty in the PC market. A Lenovo logo is seen at the computer in Kiev, Ukraine April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo Profit came in at $139 million in the July-September quarter, Lenovo said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange, versus $157 million a year ago. That was above an average estimate of $44 million from 11 analysts polledRead More

Alphabet revenue rise 24 percent on mobile ad growth; shares jump

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected advertising sales and higher operating margins, driving shares up in after-hours trading as investors brushed off concerns about higher costs for acquiring mobile customers. FILE PHOTO – The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo The company’s shares were up nearly 3 percent at $1,020 after the bell. They have gained 25 percent this year.Third-quarter revenue for Alphabet, the parent company of Google, jumped 24 percent to $27.8 billion, aboveRead More

Michelin 3-star restaurants rise to seven in San Francisco area

(Reuters) – The number of the restaurants in the San Francisco area with Michelin’s highest accolade of three stars grew to seven in the 2018 dining guide for the region that will be launched on Friday. Michelin, which rates restaurants, awarded three stars to six restaurants last year in City by the Bay, and the neighboring wine producing Napa Valley that was recently hit by deadly wildfires that killed more than 40 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. Michelin had postponed the release of its San Francisco areaRead More

Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule

MADRID (Reuters) – Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes direct central government rule on the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday. FILE PHOTO – Catalan President Carles Puigdemont gives a speech at the Palau de la Generalitat, the regional government headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, October 21, 2017.Ruben Moreno Garcia/Generalitat de Catalunya/Handout via REUTERS A single representative may be temporarily instated by Madrid to govern the region after the Senate approvesRead More

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115

The latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says a total of 115 people have died in the capital following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook the capital and nearby states. That would bring the nationwide death toll to 245, based on an earlier federal government report counting 100 deaths in the capital and putting the overall number of confirmed deaths at 230. Mexico City has suffered the highest death toll. But Mancera also said that twoRead More