Monthly Archives: July 2017

Panama Canal wins $193 million arbitration over payments

July 31, 2017 PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The head of the Panama Canal Authority said on Monday a Miami-based arbitration board rejected a demand by Spanish-led GUPC consortium for $192.8 million to cover cost overruns during the building of a … Continue reading

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HBO says data hacked, media says ‘Game of Thrones’ targeted

July 31, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show “Game … Continue reading

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Bitcoin technology faces split, may create clone virtual currency

July 31, 2017 By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s underlying software code could be split on Tuesday to create a clone called “Bitcoin Cash,” potentially providing a windfall for holders of the digital currency. The … Continue reading

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Scaramucci drama has no bearing on pending SkyBridge sale: HNA

July 31, 2017 By Lawrence Delevingne NEW YORK (Reuters) – Anthony Scaramucci’s swift exit as U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director on Monday has no bearing on the pending sale of the firm he founded, SkyBridge Capital, parties involved in … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways expected to access contingency routes in August: source

July 31, 2017 By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) – Qatar Airways is expected to have access to three contingency routes over international waters in early August, after a UN-led meeting on Monday discussed air corridors for Doha following a rift … Continue reading

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Yankees land ace Gray in trade with A’s

July 31, 2017 (The Sports Xchange) – Sonny Gray is headed to the Big Apple. Gray is joining the Yankees after the former All-Star right-hander was traded to New York by the Oakland Athletics ahead of Monday afternoon’s non-waiver trade … Continue reading

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Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

July 31, 2017 By Riham Alkousaa UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – George and Amal Clooney said on Monday they would help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children are not … Continue reading

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Brazil’s JBS taps BNP Paribas for Moy Park sale, source says

July 31, 2017 By Tatiana Bautzer SAO PAULO (Reuters) – JBS SA <JBSS3.SA>, the world’s No. 2 food processor, has picked BNP Paribas SA to help sell Moy Park Ltd, which the company has put on the block, a person … Continue reading

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Paraguay central bank to invest currency reserves in U.S. Treasuries

July 31, 2017 By Daniela Desantis ASUNCION (Reuters) – Paraguay will begin investing a portion of its foreign reserves in U.S. Treasury bonds at the end of the year, central bank President Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos told Reuters in an interview … Continue reading

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Chicago Cubs give World Series ring to notorious fan Bartman

July 31, 2017 By Julia Jacobs CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Chicago Cubs on Monday gave a diamond-encrusted ring celebrating their first World Series title in 108 years to a once-reviled fan blamed for costing the team its chance at a … Continue reading

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