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 2021-04-14 11:58 

Reuters

UK's Johnson says he shares concerns over Greensill lobbying...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he shared concerns over a growing lobbying scandal involving former leader David Cameron who tried to get ministers to help out the now failed supply-chain finance firm Greensill Capital....

 2021-04-14 11:58 

Reuters

LGBT persecution on the rise in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch says...

Cameroon security forces have arrested, threatened or assaulted at least 24 people since February in a ramped-up crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 11:58 

Reuters

India's Infosys posts 17.5% fourth-quarter profit jump...

Indian software services company Infosys reported a 17.5% rise in fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, boosted by large contract wins in an accelerated shift to digitisation during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-04-14 11:58 

Reuters

European powers warn Iran over fate of talks after 60% enrichment move...

The European powers party to the Iran nuclear deal told Tehran on Wednesday that its decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity and install a further 1,000 centrifuges at its Natanz site were contrary to efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal....

 2021-04-14 11:57 

Reuters

Goldman profit smashes expectations on booming investment banking...

Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Wednesday easily beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter profit, as the U.S. investment bank capitalized on record levels of global dealmaking activity and a coronavirus-driven boom in stock market trading....

 2021-04-14 11:57 

Reuters

UPDATE 2-Goldman profit smashes expectations on booming investment banking...

Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Wednesday easily beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter profit, as the U.S. investment bank capitalized on record levels of global dealmaking activity and a coronavirus-driven boom in stock market trading....

 2021-04-14 11:57 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-UK's Johnson says he shares concerns over Greensill lobbying...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he shared concerns over a growing lobbying scandal involving former leader David Cameron who tried to get ministers to help out the now failed supply-chain finance firm Greensill Capital....

 2021-04-14 11:57 

Reuters

JPMorgan profit leaps after reserve release boost...

JPMorgan Chase & Co's earnings jumped almost 400% in the first quarter, blowing past estimates as the largest U.S. bank released more than $5 billion in reserves it had set aside to cover coronavirus-driven loan defaults....

 2021-04-14 11:57 

Reuters

UPDATE 3-JPMorgan profit leaps after reserve release boost...

JPMorgan Chase & Co's earnings jumped almost 400% in the first quarter, blowing past estimates as the largest U.S. bank released more than $5 billion in reserves it had set aside to cover coronavirus-driven loan defaults....

 2021-04-14 11:57 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo profit beats estimates as credit costs stabilize...

Wells Fargo & Co reported first-quarter profit ahead of Wall Street estimates on Wednesday as the bank set aside less money to cover soured loans....

 2021-04-14 11:55 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-India's Infosys posts 17.5% fourth-quarter profit jump...

Indian software services company Infosys reported a 17.5% rise in fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, boosted by large contract wins in an accelerated shift to digitisation during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-04-14 11:55 

Reuters

Dollar General to hire up to 20,000 workers as economy rebounds...

Dollar General Corp said on Wednesday it would recruit up to 20,000 employees this spring, the latest company to plan a hiring spree as more parts of the U.S. economy reopen and fiscal stimulus kicks in....

 2021-04-14 11:54 

Reuters

Laschet stands his ground in Merkel succession showdown...

Armin Laschet, leader of Germany's Christian Democrats, is sticking to his ambition to run as conservative candidate to succeed Angela Merkel despite a strong showing by his Bavarian rival with lawmakers, a senior party source said....

 2021-04-14 11:51 

UPI

Stroman, Villar help Mets sweep Phillies in doubleheader...

Jonathan Villar hit a walk-off single and a dominant Marcus Stroman silenced Philadelphia Phillies bats to lead the New York Mets to a doubleheader sweep in Queens....

 2021-04-14 11:50 

Reuters

Wells Fargo profit surges as bank commits less funds for potential bad loans...

Wells Fargo & Co reported a strong rebound in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as the bank set aside less money to cover soured loans....

 2021-04-14 11:50 

Reuters

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EU's von der Leyen says EU to receive 50 million more Pfizer shots in Q2...

European Union countries will receive 50 million more COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and BioNTech in the second quarter, the head of the EU Commission said on Wednesday, as deliveries expected at the end of the year will be brought forward....

 2021-04-14 11:49 

Reuters

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks post record highs as bond yields ease...

Global stock markets pushed to record highs on Wednesday as bond yields eased, after data showed U.S. inflation was not rising too fast as the economy re-opens....

 2021-04-14 11:48 

AP

EU to negotiate major vaccine contract extension with Pfizer...

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced plans Wednesday for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023.In a sign of......

 2021-04-14 11:48 

Reuters

South Africa's retail sales up 2.3% year on year in February...

South African retail sales rose 2.3% year on year in February following a revised 3.7% contraction in January, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 11:47 

Reuters

Dollar General to hire up to 20,000 workers as economy rebounds...

Dollar General Corp said on Wednesday it would recruit up to 20,000 employees this spring, the latest company to plan a hiring spree as more parts of the U.S. economy reopen and fiscal stimulus kicks in....

 2021-04-14 11:47 

Reuters

LGBT persecution on the rise in Cameroon, Human Rights Watch says...

Cameroon security forces have arrested, threatened or assaulted at least 24 people since February in a ramped-up crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday....

 2021-04-14 11:47 

Reuters

EU's von der Leyen says EU to receive 50 mln more Pfizer shots in Q2...

European Union countries will receive 50 million more COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and BioNTech in the second quarter, the head of the EU Commission said on Wednesday, as deliveries expected at the end of the year will be brought forward....

 2021-04-14 11:47 

Reuters

[ World ]

EU countries move towards COVID passes to reopen summer travel...

European Union countries formally agreed on Wednesday to launch COVID travel passes as a step towards reopening to tourism this summer and will negotiate details with the bloc's lawmakers in May, two diplomatic sources said....

 2021-04-14 11:46 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Romanian PM fires health minister over handling of COVID-19...

Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu fired his health minister on Wednesday, saying he wanted to shore up trust in state institutions as they battle the coronavirus pandemic, but potentially endangering the centre-right coalition government....

 2021-04-14 11:46 

Reuters

Ford to offer hands-free driving in some car, truck models later this year...

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will start putting its hands-free highway driving technology in some of its pickup truck and Mustang models later this year....

 2021-04-14 11:45 

Reuters

Lebanon's Central Bank calls for swift action to curb subsidies...

Lebanon's Central Bank called on the country's caretaker government on Wednesday to urgently adopt a plan to limit spending on subsidies to protect remaining foreign currency reserves....

 2021-04-14 11:45 

Reuters

Lebanon's Central Bank calls for swift action to curb subsidies...

Lebanon's Central Bank called on the country's caretaker government on Wednesday to urgently adopt a plan to limit spending on subsidies to protect remaining foreign currency reserves....

 2021-04-14 11:45 

Reuters

[ World ]

How worried should we be about blood clots linked to AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines?...

(Corrects paragraph 25 of April 13 story to remove reference to heparin and monoclonal antibody from German recommendation)...

 2021-04-14 11:45 

Reuters

Ireland seeking 2-3 billion euros from new 20-year bond - source...

Ireland will seek to raise around 2 to 3 billion euros from a new 20-year bond, a market source said on Wednesday, after the country's debt agency hired a groups of banks and brokers for its second syndicated sale of the year....

 2021-04-14 11:43 

AP

Swap the crop? New York hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legal marijuana is coming to New York and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline.Farmers dealing with depressed prices for plants that produce CBD are......

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