Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child pornography accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda, Forbes and PBS Kids have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told Reuters. Brands ranging from Walt Disney Co (DIS.N), NBCUniversal (CMCSA.O) and Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) to a … Read more

Elon Musk faces skeptics as Tesla gets ready to unveil ‘Optimus’ robot

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk blamed overreliance on factory robots for sending the electric carmaker to “production hell” four years ago, saying humans were better at certain jobs. My, how times have changed. Musk’s Texas company now is floating ambitious plans to deploy thousands of humanoid robots, known … Read more

US railways to halt grain shipments ahead of potential shutdown -agriculture sources

CHICAGO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Some US railroads will start halting crop shipments on Thursday, a day ahead of a potential work stoppage, an agricultural association and sources at two grain cooperatives said on Tuesday, threatening exports and feed deliveries for livestock. With farmers starting to harvest autumn crops that are shipped to meat and … Read more

Exclusive: Biden to hit China with broader curbs on US chip and tool exports

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans next month to broaden curbs on US shipments to China of semiconductors used for artificial intelligence and chipmaking tools, several people familiar with the matter said. The Commerce Department intends to publish new regulations based on restrictions … Read more

Tesla considering lithium refinery in Texas, seeks tax relief

The TESLA logo is seen outside a dealership in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, US, April 26, 2021. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 9 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is considering setting up a lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas, as it … Read more

Indian billionaire Adani seeks to control NDTV; media group says move without consent

India’s richest man, Adani, seeks to expand media business NDTV says Adani unit moved without its consent Adani takeover may not be friendly -legal expert Deal to buy NDTV could heat up competition among billionaires BENGALURU, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomerate on Tuesday said it seeks to control a majority stake … Read more

Europe braces for more cuts in Russian oil and gas exports

An interior view shows a new pumping station of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan October 12, 2017. REUTERS / Mariya Gordeyeva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CPC says two of three mooring points (SPM) suspended One SPM can handle less than 70% of terminal capacity … Read more

Five Chinese state-owned companies to delist from NYSE

SHANGHAI / HONG KONG, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned firms including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist from the New York Stock Exchange, amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina … Read more

Aluminum foundry fights for survival in European gas crisis

Family-owned aluminum foundry trials new shift pattern Plan to maintain production and reduce gas usage Carmakers warn output cuts inevitable if suppliers close New gas-free technologies will take years to scale up Suppliers need more help to innovate, industry says SOLTAU, Germany, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Shouting over the clanging of machinery, Gerd Roeders is … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $ 43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, US, May 4, 2019. REUTERS / Scott Morgan // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide … Read more