Monthly Archives: February 2018

Senators will try to pull U.S. from Yemen war

February 28, 2018 By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers unveiled plans on Wednesday to use a decades-old law to force a Senate vote on whether to pull the country out of a foreign conflict, in this case the … Continue reading

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Venezuela presidential hopeful wants Wall Street economist on team

February 28, 2018 By Andrew Cawthorne and Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon said on Wednesday he would like a Wall Street economist, who sees dollarization as the solution for hyper-inflation in Venezuela, to play a … Continue reading

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U.S. Interior panel votes for lower federal offshore oil and gas royalties

February 28, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Department of the Interior committee voted on Wednesday to recommend to Secretary Ryan Zinke that the agency lower royalty rates for federal offshore oil and gas drilling to 12.5 percent from 18.75 … Continue reading

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EU, U.S. officials plan Berlin talks on Iran nuclear deal: source

February 28, 2018 BERLIN (Reuters) – European and U.S. officials are planning to meet in Berlin in March for talks on Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a German Foreign Ministry source said on Wednesday. Another European diplomat said … Continue reading

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BlackRock says outside commentaries on index funds could pose risk

February 28, 2018 By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc, the world’s largest asset manager, on Wednesday said that commentary by third parties suggesting possible adverse impacts from the growth in index investing could pose a risk to … Continue reading

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TJX quarterly same-store sales beat, shares hit record high

February 28, 2018 (Reuters) – Off-price apparel retailer TJX Cos Inc <TJX.N> on Wednesday beat analysts’ estimates for holiday-quarter same-store sales as discounts drew more shoppers to its Marmaxx and TJX Canada stores, sending its shares to a record high. … Continue reading

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Mexico concerns about U.S. steel tariffs hang over NAFTA talks

February 28, 2018 By Dave Graham and Lesley Wroughton MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s trade minister will discuss the threat of U.S. steel import tariffs with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday, two sources said, adding to trade tensions … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Sandberg uses investor meeting to urge gender equality

February 28, 2018 By David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg brought her message about workplace gender equality to a typically male domain on Wednesday, urging attendees at an investor conference to improve mentoring … Continue reading

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Verizon, Straight Path pay $614 million civil penalty to U.S. FCC: statement

February 28, 2018 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc <VZ.N> and its Straight Path Communications Inc unit paid a $614 million civil penalty as part of a January 2017 settlement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Olympic Committee chief steps down amid abuse scandal fallout

February 28, 2018 (Reuters) – U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun is resigning for health reasons, the organization said on Wednesday, following months of sustained criticism in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor … Continue reading

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