Explainer: How could the new US corporate minimum tax affect companies?

Aug 12 (Reuters) – The main revenue source in the new US tax, climate and drugs bill is a novel 15% corporate minimum tax aimed at stopping large, profitable companies from gaming the Internal Revenue Service code and slashing their tax bills to zero. The US House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on Friday … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

S&P 500, Nasdaq close up 4th straight week as optimism grows

Nasdaq, S&P 500 post longest weekly win streaks since November S&P 500 recovers 50% of bear market losses S&P 500 is up 17.7% from a mid-June low NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed higher on Friday as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market … 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

Robinhood must face US market manipulation claims over ‘meme stock’ rally, judge rules

The logo of Robinhood Markets, Inc. is seen at a pop-up event on Wall Street after the company’s IPO in New York City, US, July 29, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Stock trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc (HOOD.O) must face market manipulation … Read more

US gasoline prices fall below $ 4 for first time since March

Gasoline demand has waned in the summer Lower-income households spending less as prices dip US retail price hit a record in June Aug 11 (Reuters) – The average price of US retail gasoline fell below $ 4 per gallon on Thursday for the first time in months, giving some relief to drivers in the world’s … Read more

SoftBank’s Alibaba sale could end breakup taboo

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Masayoshi Son is thinking the unthinkable at SoftBank Group (9984.T). His $ 63 billion technology and telecom empire … Read more

Stocks rally, dollar falls on easing inflation

Wall Street rallies with Nasdaq leading gains CPI was flat in July after rising 1.3% in June In 12 months through July, CPI rose 8.5% vs 9.1% in June NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Wall Street equities rallied and the dollar tumbled after signs of sharply decelerating US inflation prompted bets that the Federal … Read more

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) edged past Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million streaming customers and announced it will increase prices for customers who want to watch Disney + or Hulu without commercials. The media giant will raise the monthly cost of Disney + without advertising by … Read more

Wall Street rally lifts Nasdaq 20% from low as inflation fears ebb

Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, August 8, 2022. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed now seen delivering 50 bps hike in September US consumer price growth slows in July Musk sells Tesla shares … Read more