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January 15, 2019 11:05 PM U.S. Senate advances measure to block Trump administration from easing Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a resolution disapproving of a Trump administration plan to ease sanctions on Russian aluminum giant Rusal (0486.HK), its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo. While the vote did not determine the fate in the Senate of the resolution, it broke with Republican President Donald 2155

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 1991

January 10, 2019 7:49 AM Amazon to invest in French firm's technology for self-driving forklifts

(Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo (BALYO.PA) in the next seven years, as part of a deal that could boost sales of the French company’s technology for self-driving forklift trucks. Warehouse automation is a key element in efforts by Amazon to cut costs and speed up deliveries. The world’s 146

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 122

January 4, 2019 10:48 AM Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's Fortunes

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement in December that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria came at a time when Washington seemed to finally be developing a strategy to tackle the Syrian conflict that went beyond prioritizing fighting ISIS. It was not Syria that was the focus of this new strategy; it was Iran. While former President Barack 90

January 2, 2019 10:16 PM Ex-USC assistant Bland pleads guilty in corruption scandal

Former Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit bribery, the latest development in the corruption scandal that rocked college basketball. Bland admitted he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer USC basketball players toward certain financial advisers and business managers 95

January 2, 2019 8:23 AM South Koreans seek Nippon Steel asset seizure in 'forced labor' case

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean plaintiffs in a World War Two forced labor court case against Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp have applied to seize some of Nippon Steel’s Korean assets, their lawyers said on Wednesday. The application for the asset seizure, if approved by the court, could further strain South Korea’s already frosty bilateral 75

December 29, 2018 8:42 AM U.S. OneWeb satellite service has not offered stake to Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns 105

December 28, 2018 2:20 PM Yankees in talks with Amazon, Sinclair to bid for Yes Network: WSJ

(Reuters) - The New York Yankees are in talks with Amazon.com Inc and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc about a joint bid for the team’s regional sports network, Yes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The baseball team, which owns 20 percent of Yes, has also been talking to other potential partners including 107

December 28, 2018 1:10 PM What's at stake in NFL Week 17: Score predictions, playoff scenarios, more

FPI win projection: BUF, 67.3 percent. Though Josh Allen is looking to become the first player in Bills history to lead the team in both passing and rushing yards in a season, it hasn't been reflected in his Total QBR or the Bills' offensive efficiency. Allen ranks 28th among qualified QBs in Total QBR, and the Bills rank second worst in offensive efficiency 62