Reuters: Top News
|Trump pulls military plane from Pelosi overseas trip in shutdown fight
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip, in a tit for tat after the Democratic leader's suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address during the partial government shutdown.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:23 PM
|Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid
Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to buy the once iconic U.S. retailer after presenting an improved offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said on Thursday, but creditors quickly moved to oppose the deal.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:20 PM
|Netflix's fourth-quarter revenue misses estimates; shares slip
Netflix Inc posted lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, despite a slate of original content the streaming pioneer released in the quarter including hit thriller "Bird Box", sending its shares down 3 percent.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:11 PM
|Trump blocks Pelosi trip as shutdown tensions mount
President Donald Trump's conflict with Democrats over a partial U.S. government shutdown escalated on Thursday with Trump denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi use of military aircraft for an overseas trip in apparent retaliation for her suggestion that he delay the annual State of the Union address.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:08 PM
|Stocks rise on trade optimism, pound strengthens
Global stock indexes rose on Thursday as optimism over a resolution to the trade war between the United States and China lifted sentiment, while sterling strengthened amid hopes of a second referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:05 PM
|Four Audi managers indicted in U.S. VW diesel emissions probe: court documents
A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted four managers at Volkswagen AG's luxury Audi unit as part of the U.S. government's investigation into the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to court documents.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:02 PM
|U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children than known: watchdog
The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Thursday.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:22 PM
|Wall Street advances as industrials jump on trade hopes
U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as hopes of a resolution to the trade dispute between the United States and China boosted industrial shares and lifted investor sentiment.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:22 PM
|Facebook blocks accounts linked to Russian state-owned Sputnik
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, which it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its platforms, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:19 PM
|Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'
President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:03 PM