November 30, 2021 By Maria Chutchian (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday questioned whether members of the Sackler family that owned Purdue Pharma abused the bankruptcy system, as she considers whether to overturn a ruling that shielded the Sacklers from liability over the opioid epidemic. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in Manhattan said she […]

December 1, 2021 By Arriana McLymore and Mimosa Spencer (Reuters) – Louis Vuitton honored Virgil Abloh with a catwalk presentation of the designer’s last fashion collection in Miami on Tuesday, just days after his sudden death prompted an outpouring of tributes on social media from a broad spectrum of fans. The memorial event kicked off […]

November 30, 2021 GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries should apply “an evidence-informed and risk-based approach” with any travel measures related to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, including possible screening or quarantine of international passengers, but blanket bans do not prevent its spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The WHO, in its latest […]

November 30, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. delegation led by the special representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, held talks with senior Afghan Taliban representatives in Qatar on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said. The U.S. officials “expressed deep concern regarding allegations of human rights abuses and urged the Taliban to protect the […]

November 30, 2021 NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday ended a criminal case against Societe Generale SA related to violations of U.S. sanctions, after the French bank agreed to pay $1.34 billion and met the terms of a three-year deferred prosecution agreement. Societe Generale agreed to the payment in November […]

November 30, 2021 By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s attorney general on Tuesday asked a state judge to appoint a monitor to oversee worker safety at an Inc fulfillment center in New York City, citing the retailer’s alleged rollbacks of COVID-19 safety measures that were “already inadequate.” Letitia James, the […]

November 30, 2021 HOUSTON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday a delay in approval from the federal Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has delayed the sale of its controlling interest in a joint-venture refinery in Deer Park, Texas, to partner Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Shell is working with regulators […]

November 30, 2021 By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday released its new top-tier smartphone chip aimed at premium-priced Android phones with features like sharper photos and graphics than handsets using chips from rivals. The San Diego, California-based company is the biggest supplier of the chips at the heart of many Android phones, […]

November 30, 2021 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its shareholders had approved a proposal by Arjuna Capital, which sought a report from the software firm on the effectiveness of its policies to battle sexual harassment in the workplace. About 80% of the votes that were cast at the company’s annual meeting were in […]

November 30, 2021 By Jody Godoy SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) -Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes faced cross-examination by a prosecutor on Tuesday morning at her fraud trial, denying that she tried to control the media from reporting critical accounts of the blood-testing startup before it collapsed. Prosecutor Robert Leach questioned Holmes about actions Theranos took in […]

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