Tenants group alleges Kushner Companies falsified permits

(Reuters) - A New York tenants rights group and local politician said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner, a top aide to President Donald Trump, over alleged falsification of building


Massachusetts court: Merck can be sued over generic drug injury

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top court on Friday opened the door for consumers to sue Merck & Co Inc and other makers of brand-name drugs over injuries blamed not on their own medications but on generic versions of their treatments made by other comp


State Street's Kumar wants answers on shareholder rights

BOSTON (Reuters) - State Street Corp wants answers from companies that lack such things as independent board leaders or equal voting rights for investors, a top executive at the asset manager said, which could spell weaker support for some companies whos


Bike-sharing companies face an uphill ride in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bike-sharing craze that has swept China over the past two years is picking up speed in cities across the United States, but with a different spin as tough local regulations rein in the roll-out of dockless bikes.


U.S. tech companies win changes in bill to limit China access to technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers pushing legislation aimed at preventing China from acquiring sensitive U.S. technology have proposed relaxing elements of the measure after lobbying by high-tech firms but will tighten another portion, according to a draft


Shell, Eni preempt any U.S. probe over Nigeria with filings

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have voluntarily filed to U.S. authorities internal probes into how they acquired a giant field in Nigeria as the companies seek to fight corruption allegations in Europe and Africa.


Apple, Google see reputation of corporate brands tumble in survey

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google corporate brands dropped in an annual survey while Amazon.com Inc maintained the top spot for the third consecutive year, and electric carmaker Telsa Inc rocketed higher after sending a red Roadster into spa


Big tech must be regulated, says inventor of world wide web

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The inventor of the worldwide web, Tim Berners-Lee, called on Monday for powerful internet platforms and social media companies to be regulated to prevent the internet from being "weaponized at scale".


PBOC governor says Bitcoin not a legitimate method of payment

BEIJING (Reuters) - China does not recognize Bitcoin and other digital currencies as legitimate forms of payment, the central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, said on Friday.


Norway's wealth fund may expand emissions blacklist to more companies

OSLO (Reuters) - The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1-trillion sovereign wealth may blacklist more companies that produce too much greenhouse gas by scrutinizing more industry sectors, including shipping and power.


Renault shares fall back as Nissan say no plans to change ownership ties

PARIS (Reuters) - Renault shares fell in early session trading on Thursday, as Nissan said the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance had no plans to change the cross-shareholding ratios of its member companies, echoing views from the French government.


World Economic Forum leads creation of fintech cybersecurity consortium

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The World Economic Forum has led the creation of an industry consortium focused on improving the cybersecurity of financial technology companies, as collaboration between fintechs and financial institutions grows.


Citigroup, Zurich Insurance consortium to develop cyber security norms: FT

(Reuters) - A consortium led by Citigroup Inc , Zurich Insurance Group AG and Depository Trust & Clearing Corp (DTCC) will develop a set of cyber security standards that fintech companies can sign up to, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.


China's latest conglomerate crackdown casts dealmaking shadow

HONG KONG (Reuters) - When news broke this week that the chairman of CEFC China Energy, an acquisitive conglomerate, was being investigated for economic crimes, one particular group gulped - dealmakers involved with Chinese companies.


Toyota to form $2.8 billion venture with group companies for self-driving R&D

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and group suppliers Denso Corp and Aisin Seiki Co said on Friday they would form a joint venture for researching and developing automated-driving technology, investing more than 300 billion yen ($2.8 billion).

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