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January 15, 2019 7:48 PM Exclusive: Brazil's Odebrecht offers debt-for-equity swap for Atvos unit

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Corruption-ensnared Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] has proposed that creditors take over its sugar and ethanol unit, Atvos Agroindustrial Participacoes SA, in exchange for reducing Odebrecht’s huge debt load, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The move is the latest sign of the radical way in which Brazilian conglomerate 2808

January 4, 2019 12:48 AM Stephen Curry to auction off 'Moon Landing' shoes for STEM education

"One thousand percent," Curry told ESPN's Nick Friedell of accepting the invite. "One thousand percent. Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast." While the Golden State Warriors won't visit Texas until March, Curry had a special nod to the government agency in store Thursday night. He wore a NASA-themed pair of his Under Armour Curry 77

January 3, 2019 7:49 PM Reuss, 35-year GM veteran, to succeed Ammann as president

(Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) said on Thursday that Mark Reuss would succeed Dan Ammann as president, effective immediately, as part of the automaker’s ongoing shift to electric and self-driving vehicles in North America and China. Reuss remains focused on rebuilding the Cadillac brand and streamlining GM’s product development operations, while 76

December 15, 2018 1:08 AM Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the 'Peanuts' crew headed to Apple

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the "Peanuts" crew are headed to Apple's streaming service. (Charles M Schultz Museum) The tech giant has struck a deal with global children's content and brands company — DHX Media — to develop original "Peanuts" programs for Apple's streaming service, including new series, specials, and shorts based on the beloved characters 87

December 1, 2018 3:37 PM Citing Russia threat, Ukraine boosts security at ports, power plants

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country had stepped up security at vital infrastructure sites such as nuclear power stations and Black Sea ports in the face of what he called a Russian test of the world order. Russia opened fire on and seized three Ukrainian navy ships and their crews on Nov. 25 in an incident 91

November 28, 2018 11:46 PM Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Climate change is making more people around the world vulnerable to heat exposure, putting them at greater risk of heart and kidney disease, heat stress, and other heat-related killers, scientists warned on Wednesday. Global warming’s effects look most serious for ageing and urban populations and people with chronic health 122

November 20, 2018 7:18 AM World's first quarry hotel opens in China

Kate Springer and Lilit Marcus, CNN • Updated 20th November 2018 After a decade of construction, the mostly subterranean Shimao Wonderland InterContinental has opened inside a formerly abandoned quarry about 20 miles southwest of Shanghai. Yes, you read that correctly -- subterranean. While the idea of a semi-underwater hotel isn't novel -- the recent 52

October 26, 2018 9:03 AM Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) Thom Yorke

Few rock singers of the alternative era were as original or as instantly unforgettable as Thom Yorke, and his band, Radiohead, became one of the biggest acts of the 1990s and 2000s for their challenging and unpredictable music. Early on, Yorke rarely worked outside the band, but he steadily collaborated with a variety of artists, released a pair of low-key 85

October 23, 2018 8:16 PM Digital Publisher Refinery29 to Lay Off About 10% of Workforce

The women’s lifestyle-oriented publisher says it will produce 50% less content for social media Refinery29, the media and entertainment company focused on millennial women, is laying off more than 40 full-time employees as the publisher falls short of its revenue target for the year. The layoffs account for about 10% of the company’s total workforce 74

October 16, 2018 11:35 PM Softbank 'anxiously' monitoring Saudi Arabia situation: executive

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Softbank Group (9984.T) Chief Operating Officer Marcelo Claure said on Tuesday it is “business at usual” at companies backed by its nearly $100 billion Vision Fund despite a tense situation with Saudi Arabia, which provided nearly half of the fund’s capital. Claure spoke at a technology conference in San Jose, California 80