Asian shares rise as China cuts key mortgage rate

A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, speaks on his mobile phone in front of a screen showing the Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/ File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MSCI Asia excluding Japan +0.6%, Nikkei … Read more

S&P 500, Dow up on earnings lift, Nasdaq off session low

A specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UnitedHealth rises as fourth quarter profit beats estimates BofA and Morgan Stanley end bank earnings on optimistic note P&G gains … Read more

Blinken vows ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken says Russia may attack Ukraine in a short time Kremlin says arms shipments to Ukraine increase tension Blinkin will meet Russian Lavrov in Geneva on Friday KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Wednesday that Russia could launch a new attack on Ukraine very soon, but Washington would pursue diplomacy … Read more

Wall Street banks eye ‘new normal’ for trading revenue

A sign, Wall Street, is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, New York, U.S., January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Wall Street banks expect trading revenue to settle at a “new normal” somewhere between pre-pandemic … Read more

Fanta Bility: 3 Pennsylvania officers charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old

Officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney were each charged with one count of intentional homicide, one count of manslaughter and 10 counts of reckless endangerment, according to criminal complaints. Charges of manslaughter were “appropriate” in this case rather than third-degree murder because there was no evidence of malice, according to a press release … Read more

Texas synagogue standoff: New details emerge about the suspect who held 4 hostage during Sabbath service

Just 10 days before the attack, Akram was expelled from a mosque in nearby Irving after displaying what was described as erratic behavior. “He was hostile because he was told he would have to leave the mosque, that he couldn’t spend the night,” Khalid Hamideh, chief legal counsel at the Irving Islamic Center, told CNN. … Read more

Airlines scramble to rejig schedules amid U.S. 5G rollout concerns

Jan 19 (Reuters) – Major international airlines rushed to change or cancel flights to the United States ahead of the 5G wireless rollout on Wednesday, sparking security concerns, despite two wireless carriers said they would delay parts of the rollout. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had warned that potential interference from 5G could affect height … Read more

Giuliani, other pro-Trump lawyers hit with subpoenas over Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday issued subpoenas to three lawyers who joined former President Donald’s failed bid Trump to undo his electoral defeat: Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis. The House of Representatives committee demanded that pro-Trump lawyers turn … Read more

Asia shares fall as Treasury yields hit fresh highs

A screen shows the Nikkei index after a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2021 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US bond yields rise, investors brace for monetary policy tightening Oil hits 7-year high after pipeline … Read more

Puerto Rico gets green light to end five-year bankruptcy

Jan 18 (Reuters) – The judge overseeing Puerto Rico’s nearly five-year debt restructuring process has approved a debt adjustment plan designed to revitalize the Commonwealth’s economy and reduce its $135 billion in debt. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the plan in an order filed Tuesday, ending nearly half a decade of litigation over … Read more