Amazon pulls numerous products from India website as new e-commerce rules bite

Amazon pulls numerous products from India website as new e-commerce rules bite
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – E-commerce rules that went into effect in India on Friday caused widespread disruption for Amazon.com, forcing it to take down an array of items from its India website including Echo speakers, batteries and floor cleaners. FILE PHOTO: A shipment moves on a conveyor belt at an Amazon Fulfillment Centre (BLR7) on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India,... Read More

Factory activity shrinks across Asia as cooling China threatens global growth

Factory activity shrinks across Asia as cooling China threatens global growth
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Factory activity shrank across much of Asia in January, falling to the weakest in years in several countries and adding to worries that trade tariffs and cooling demand in China pose an increasing threat to global growth. FILE PHOTO: Women wearing sunglasses work at a production line manufacturing electric machine parts at a factory in Luan,... Read More

Over 20 dead in U.S. polar vortex, frostbite amputations feared

Over 20 dead in U.S. polar vortex, frostbite amputations feared
(Reuters) – Tens of millions of Americans braved Arctic-like temperatures on Thursday as low as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 Celsius) that paralyzed the U.S. Midwest and were blamed for at least 21 deaths. Warmer-than-normal weather was on the way, but that offered little comfort to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly enduring cold that caused frostbite... Read More

Asian shares off four-month high as China data disappoints

Asian shares off four-month high as China data disappoints
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares backed away from four-month highs on Friday as a dismal survey on Chinese factory activity dulled optimism about the prospects for a Sino-U.S. deal on tariffs. FILE PHOTO: Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, April 14, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song The Australian dollar, a liquid barometer of investor... Read More

USW union, Shell agree to raise refinery worker pay by 11 percent: sources

USW union, Shell agree to raise refinery worker pay by 11 percent: sources
HOUSTON (Reuters) – The United Steelworkers union (USW) and Shell Oil Co reached a tentative agreement on Thursday that sources familiar with the deal said would boost pay by 11 percent over three years for 30,000 U.S. refinery, chemical plant and pipeline workers. A Shell logo is seen at a gas station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos... Read More

U.S. polar vortex nears end, blamed for 21 deaths

U.S. polar vortex nears end, blamed for 21 deaths
(Reuters) – Tens of millions of Americans braved Arctic-like temperatures on Thursday as low as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 Celsius) that paralyzed the U.S. Midwest and were blamed for at least 21 deaths. Warmer-than-normal weather was on the way, but that offered little comfort to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly enduring cold that caused frostbite... Read More

U.S. oversight of Chicago Police Department approved under court order

U.S. oversight of Chicago Police Department approved under court order
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday approved court-appointed oversight of the Chicago Police Department to address a 2017 Justice Department finding of widespread excessive force and racial bias by police officers in the nation’s third-largest city. FILE PHOTO: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks about the latest police districts to start wearing body cameras as he watches footage... Read More

French regulator orders Google to review ads policies

French regulator orders Google to review ads policies
A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau PARIS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – France’s competition regulator on Thursday ordered Alphabet Inc’s Google to review its policies and procedures for blocking certain ads, saying that its actions against French firm Amadeus may have been anti-competitive.... Read More