Reuters: Top News
|Trump's consumer watchdog pick defends record in Senate hearing
President Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog survived aggressive questioning by lawmakers on Thursday and looked on track to secure a confirmation vote that could come as soon as this month.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:41 PM
|Trump invites Putin to Washington after interview furor
U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal that Russian authorities be allowed to question American citizens, the White House said on Thursday, after the offer drew fierce criticism in the United States.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:38 PM
|Dollar pares back after Trump comments; world stocks dip
The U.S. dollar pulled back from year-high levels on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern about a strong currency, while disappointing earnings reports and escalating trade tensions weighed on stocks.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:35 PM
|Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets
Comcast Corp dropped its $66 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's entertainment assets on Thursday but said it would still try to expand its international footprint by acquiring 61 percent of European broadcaster Sky Plc , the remainder of which is owned by Fox.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:29 PM
|Trump slams EU over $5 billion fine on Google
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union over a record $5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators imposed on Google, saying the bloc was taking advantage of the United States.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:05 PM
|U.S. intelligence chief: I don't know what happened at Trump-Putin meeting
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Thursday he does not know what happened in the one-on-one meeting in Helsinki between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 4:04 PM
|Blackstone seeks to boost assets with new fundraising 'super cycle'
Blackstone Group LP , the world's largest manager of assets such as private equity and real estate, is kicking off a fundraising "super cycle" which could see it manage more than half a trillion dollars in assets, its chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman said on Thursday.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 3:10 PM
|Women who sued J&J declare victory after $4.69 billion talc verdict
A woman who claimed her cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades said she believes justice was served after a jury found the company should pay her and 21 other women $4.69 billion in damages.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 2:55 PM
|Trump says 'not thrilled' about U.S. interest rate hikes
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday told CNBC that he was unhappy about the Federal Reserve's decision to hike interest rates, saying he was concerned about their potential impact on the U.S. economy and American competitiveness.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 2:45 PM
|Venezuelan engineers turn plastic trash into car parts amid crisis
Two young engineers have found an opportunity amid a collapsing economy in Venezuela - inside a garbage dump full of broken electronic hardware.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 2:29 PM