World

Bond yields moving from 'sweet spot' to riskier area where they could threaten stock market gains

The 10-year Treasury yield is getting dangerously close to 3 percent, which would set off alarm bells for some stock investors.

United States

Pandora jumps 9 percent after reporting a large rise in subscription revenue

Pandora shares jumped more than 9 percent after reporting significant growth in subscription revenue.

World

Hate groups in US grow for third straight year: SPLC

The number of hate groups has grown by 20 percent since 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a new report.

Top News

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on We

United States

Venezuelans report big weight losses in 2017 as hunger hits

Venezuelans reported losing on average 24 lbs in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty.

Startups

Onward helps businesses automate their customer service

 How much can customer service be automated? Onward has some straightforward targets — 40 percent of tickets and 40 percent of messages should be automated, and average response times should be 40 seconds on average. Founders Rémi Cossart and

Investing

JP Morgan’s ‘branch warfare’ to beat up on Wells, support 19% stock surge: Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan's expansion into new markets will spark a war with other big banks it doesn't plan on losing, according to Morgan Stanley.

United States

Sales of US homes fall year over year by most in 3½ years

U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years.

Politics

Americans don’t think the GOP’s tax bill is really helping them: poll

A majority of American voters, 51 percent, have said they have not seen an increase in their paychecks

Property

Existing home sales down 3.2% in January

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest read on existing home sales.

Business

Volkswagen reaches German deal on wages, leave, pensions

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen has agreed to raise the wages of around 120,000 workers in Germany by 4.3 percent from May, resolving a dispute that had prompted its first strikes since 2004.

Technology

SpaceX Launch Live Stream: Watch Falcon 9 Blast Off From Vandenberg

SpaceX is aiming to launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning. As of Tuesday, the launch was scheduled for 9:17 a.m. ET Wednesday morning, or 6:17 a.m. at the base in California. The weather was 90 percent favora

Business

HNA property unit pledges 41 percent stake as collateral for loan

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A HNA Group unit said it has pledged about 41 percent of the company as collateral for a loan from a Hong Kong private equity firm, part of a slew of fundraising efforts by the Chinese conglomerate to address a liquidity crunch.

Technology

Indian software services sector to grow 7-9 percent in FY19 - lobby group

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - India's software services exports will see revenue growth of 7-9 percent in constant currency terms in the fiscal year to March 2019, a leading lobby group forecast on Tuesday, as the industry continues to recover from what ha

Business

HSBC profit disappoints as CEO Gulliver bows out

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings reported a smaller than expected rise in annual profits and unveiled plans to raise up to $7 billion to bolster its capital, as CEO Stuart Gulliver hands over to a new leadership team on Tuesday.

World

Amazon is giving its Visa rewards cardholders 5% back when shopping at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members, who pay $99 a year for a subscription, get 5 percent back when shopping on Amazon.com and at Whole Foods.

World

World's tallest wooden skyscraper planned in Tokyo

A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan, with 90 percent of the building made of wooden materials.

Health

New acne diagnoses linked to increased depression risk

(Reuters Health) - In the first year after being told by a doctor that they have acne, patients’ risk for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder spikes by more than 60 percent compared to the general population, a new study shows.

World

Singapore sees 2018/19 overall budget deficit of 0.1 percent of GDP

The city state's overall budget deficit for the 2018/19 fiscal year starting on April 1 is expected to be S$0.6 billion.

World

Japan's export growth is pointing to a continued recovery

Japan's exports grew 12.2 percent on-year in January, beating predictions for a 10.3 percent increase.

United Kingdom

Number of complaints over police handling of sex attacks soars

Referrals made to the police watchdog have soared by 148 percent in five years.

World

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.

World

French President Macron's approval rating falls below 50 percent: Ifop

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France's costly civil service.

Life & Style

Couples are delaying marriage because weddings are too expensive, study says

30 percent of couples polled say they delayed their nuptials because of finances.

United States

WisdomTree shares pop on report of JP Morgan interest in buying an ETF firm

Shares of WisdomTree Investments jumped more than 7 percent Friday after reports that JP Morgan Chase is shopping for an ETF.

Technology

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness 2018, What It Protects Against

New information from the United States Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that the flu vaccine this year has a 36 percent efficiency rate overall. Thousands of people have died from the flu so far this year, including 84 children across the

Business

Coca-Cola sales beat on strong sales of vitamin water, coffee

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Friday as it sold more teas, coffees and vitamin water, offsetting sluggish sales of fizzy drinks, sending its shares up as much as 2 percent.

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