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January 15, 2019 4:11 PM Luxembourg makes all public transport free

Andrea Lo, CNN • Updated 15th January 2019 With a population of 602,000, Luxembourg is one of Europe's smallest countries -- yet it suffers from major traffic jams. But that could be about to change. Last month, it announced plans to make all public transport -- trains, trams and buses -- free from March 2020. The government hopes the move will alleviate 1402

January 10, 2019 10:51 PM Steelers' Rooney: 'Hard to envision' Brown staying

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II cast serious doubt about the future of wide receiver Antonio Brown with the team, in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Thursday. “As we sit here today, it’s hard to envision that,” Rooney told the newspaper when asked if Brown would be with the Steelers when they open training camp in July. “But there’s 94

January 9, 2019 8:29 PM MacKenzie Bezos Could Become World's Richest Woman After Divorcing Husband

As of now, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal SA, is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $45.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Neither the Bezoses nor Amazon have commented on the likely division of the couple’s 111

January 4, 2019 2:42 AM Amazon workers strike in Spain ahead of Three Kings gift-giving

MADRID (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon’s biggest warehouse in Spain started a two-day strike on Thursday just ahead of a gift-giving feast day, as part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. The strike, called by the country’s two main unions, CCOO and UGT, may affect the delivery of products for Epiphany, the day on which three kings 79

November 23, 2018 5:26 PM Portugal promises to help Angola recover 'unexplained assets'

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal promised on Friday to help the government of Angola repatriate funds obtained through corruption and deposited in the Iberian country, as Luanda steps up its drive to clamp down on alleged fraud by the previous administration. Many rich Angolans live or own property in Portugal, its former colonial master, and President Joao Lourenco 63

November 14, 2018 11:57 AM Polish plan to make richest pay more for pensions is unconstitutional: court

WARSAW (Reuters) - The Polish government’s plan to make the wealthiest taxpayers contribute more to fund pensions and disability payments is unconstitutional, the Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Wednesday, according to state news agency PAP. The legislation is part of a broader effort by the ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice party to bolster state 56

October 22, 2018 9:03 PM Benetton founder, who took family business beyond sweaters, dies at 77

MILAN (Reuters) - Gilberto Benetton, a co-founder of Italian clothing retailer United Colors of Benetton who masterminded the family empire’s diversification into construction, transport and catering, has died at the age of 77. The former head of family holding company Edizione which controls Italy’s biggest infrastructure group Atlantia (ATL.MI), died after 634

October 17, 2018 4:01 PM Boxer Alvarez signs $365M deal, richest contract in sports history

Unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and the streaming service DAZN have agreed to a five-year, 11-fight deal that will pay the boxer at least $365 million — the highest-paying athlete contract in history. DAZN became the broadcast home of boxing in the United States after HBO announced in September that it is getting out of the fight business 60

October 2, 2018 11:19 AM Amazon to raise minimum wage to $15 for U.S. employees

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for its U.S. employees from next month, as it faces criticism for pay disparity from lawmakers and labor unions. The move comes at a time when the “Fight for Fifteen” movement — a union-led push for a $15 minimum wage — has been gaining traction in cities across 54

September 24, 2018 8:00 AM The jig is up: The truth about Trump's tax cut has penetrated the fog of politics

The folks who run the national Republican Party just commissioned a poll on the $1.5 trillion tax cut that President Trump promised would deliver jobs, higher wages and rising prosperity to all. Bloomberg News got a hold of the results: Two to one, respondents said they think the law benefits “large corporations and rich Americans” over “middle-class 49