U.S. outlook dims; economists say Democratic sweep best for revival: Reuters poll
BENGALURU (Reuters) - The outlook for the U.S. economy has dimmed in the run-up to the presidential election, according to a Reuters poll which showed that a recent resurgence in novel coronavirus cases ran a high risk of halting the economic recovery.
Microsoft cloud business gathers steam as pandemic boosts growth
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's
cloud computing business slightly re-accelerated and its Teams messaging and collaboration software won new users, as a pandemic-driven shift to working from home and online learning drove quarterly results ahead of investor targets.
U.S. approves use of Bayer weed killer for five years
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it will allow farmers to spray crops with weed killers based on the chemical dicamba that are sold by Bayer AG
and other companies, after a U.S. appeals court blocked sales in June.
Asian shares seen lower on coronavirus, election uncertainty
(Reuters) - Asian markets looked set for another weaker open on Wednesday as worries about a surge in coronavirus cases and dwindling hopes for a U.S. stimulus package kept investors gloomy.
Huawei lawyers ask Canada police why no 'alarm bells' rang during CFO's arrest
VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lawyers resumed witness testimony in a Vancouver court on Tuesday, asking why aspects of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest did not set off "alarm bells" to the arresting federal police officer.
Funeral send-off held for late Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee
SEOUL (Reuters) - The family of late Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee held a funeral ceremony on Wednesday for the patriarch, whose death on Sunday threw into question the control of the chipmaker and the country's largest conglomerate.
Mercedes bets on evolution as Tesla touts revolution in automated driving
IMMENDINGEN, Germany (Reuters) - As Tesla touts the cutting-edge nature of its new Full Self Driving software, rival Mercedes-Benz says it has developed a similar system but stops short of allowing members of the public to take it on urban roads.
Tech chief executives to defend key law in front of U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executives of Twitter Inc
and Alphabet Inc will tell U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from the companies seen by Reuters.
Musk's SpaceX pegs initial Starlink internet price at $99 per month: email
(Reuters) - SpaceX is offering its Starlink broadband satellite internet service to test users for $99 a month, plus $499 for a setup kit, according to emails seen by Reuters, as Elon Musk's space company pushes to offer fast internet speeds to rural customers with limited options.
Are U.S. election stories bad for business? How publishers are fighting ad keyword 'block lists'
(Reuters) - In the days leading up to what is expected to be a chaotic U.S. presidential election, publishers are using new software tools to analyze their news coverage in order to make advertisers more comfortable with placing ads on stories that could be deemed too controversial.