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October 5, 2018 9:33 AM Exclusive: SoftBank deepening ties to ride-hailing firm Grab with $500 million funding

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is closing in on a deal to invest about $500 million in Grab as part of roughly $1 billion that Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm is seeking in its latest funding, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Six-year-old Grab has garnered more than $6 billion in total funding, led by SoftBank 82

October 2, 2018 4:02 AM Chiefs hold off Broncos, stay unbeaten

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes engineered two fourth-quarter touchdown drives Monday, passing for 304 yards as the Chiefs outlasted the host Denver Broncos 27-23. Trailing 23-13, Kansas City’s flashy first-year starter sparked his first comeback as a pro, then handed to running back Kareem Hunt, who crashed in for a 4-yard touchdown with 1:39 remaining 66

October 1, 2018 2:15 PM Husky sees MEG as potential 'hand-in-glove' Canada oil sands merger

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Husky Energy Inc’s (HSE.TO) hostile bid for MEG Energy Corp (MEG.TO) reflects the need for Canadian oil companies to own integrated assets, from production to refineries, to manage the deep price discounts on Canadian crude, Husky’s chief executive said on Monday. Husky’s cash and stock offer, announced on Sunday, would 64

September 29, 2018 4:09 AM U.S. to Close Consulate in Iraq, Citing Threats From Iran

State Department cites risks from Iran in closing diplomatic post in southern city of Basra WASHINGTON—The State Department will close the U.S. consulate in Basra, Iraq, and evacuate the diplomats stationed there, citing security risks from Iran, according to administration officials. The U.S. post in the southern Iraqi city, one of three U.S. diplomatic 53

September 28, 2018 2:05 PM Swiss to press on with EU treaty talks without new concessions

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government proposed on Friday continuing negotiations with the European Union on clinching a new treaty without making any major new concessions, adding it was committed to protecting high Swiss pay levels. That has been a major bone of contention with Brussels, which has been pushing to wrap up a treaty by the end of the year. Swiss 51

September 25, 2018 9:51 AM Golf: I'm embracing the greatest thing in golf, says Ryder rookie Fleetwood

PARIS (Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood is probably the most laid-back man in golf and though he has heard all the advice about how the Ryder Cup can shred the nerves of the most stoic, he is determined to enjoy and embrace his first appearance. After a slow-burn start to his professional career, then a dire loss of form that left him outside the top 100 two years 49

September 24, 2018 10:46 PM Brazil's Bolsonaro leads presidential race but Haddad closing gap: poll

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Fernando Haddad, the presidential candidate for Brazil’s leftist Workers Party (PT), is closing the gap with poll-leading far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro for an Oct. 7 first-round vote and would beat him in a runoff, a survey released Monday showed. Bolsonaro held steady at 28 percent of voter approval in the first round as compared 65

September 23, 2018 5:53 PM Atalanta snatch late point as AC Milan's slow start continues

AC Milan conceded an injury-time goal as Atalanta twice fought back to claim a point in a 2-2 draw at the San Siro. Gonzalo Higuain gave them an early lead only for Alejandro Gomez to level after the break, and when it seemed Giacomo Bonaventura had secured a win, the unmarked Emiliano Rigoni tapped in from close range. Milan's perfect start had seen them take the lead in the second 68

September 20, 2018 3:42 AM Alibaba's Jack Ma says U.S.-China trade war ends 1 million U.S. jobs promise: Xinhua

(Reuters) - Alibaba (BABA.N) Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world’s two largest economies could last decades and that China should focus 77

September 20, 2018 1:05 AM More than 53,000 Carolinas customers without power after Florence

(Reuters) - More than 53,600 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Wednesday, after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast last week, power companies said. That was down from a peak of 1.9 million customers that lost power during the storm. Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N), the biggest utility 65