EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

Wall Street rallies on back of big tech, banks

JPMorgan Chase upbeat interest income outlook boosts banks Broadcom shares fall on potential VMware buyout Indexes up: Dow 1.98%, S&P 1.86%, Nasdaq 1.59% NEW YORK, May 23 (Reuters) – US stocks ended higher on Monday as gains from banks and a rebound in market-leading tech shares supported a broad-based rally following Wall Street’s longest streak … Read more

U.S., Japan, Australia, and India to launch tracking system to monitor illegal fishing by China, Financial Times reports

Fishing boats with Chinese national flags are seen at a harbor in Tanmen, Hainan province, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Megha Rajagopalan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register May 21 (Reuters) – US, Japan, Australia, and India will unveil a maritime initiative at the Quad summit in Tokyo to curb illegal fishing in the … Read more

Wall Street ends mixed after punishing week

Ross Stores plunges after cutting 2022 forecast S&P 500 +0.01%, Nasdaq -0.30%, Dow +0.03% May 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended mixed on Friday after a volatile session that saw Tesla slump and other growth stocks also lose ground. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq logged their seventh straight week of losses, their longest losing … Read more

Factbox: The Great Rebrand: Western business reborn in Russia under new names

May 20 (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) is selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its current local licensees, who will reopen the branches under a new name yet to be decided – the most high-profile rebranding so far of companies extricating themselves from Russia. read more Scores of Western brands have said they … Read more

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defenses by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies and news websites have suffered … Read more

Google ‘private browsing’ mode not really private, Texas lawsuit says

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit. Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia filed … Read more

Turkey to reject Sweden and Finland’s bid to join NATO

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register ISTANBUL, May 19 (Reuters) – Turkey has told allies that it will reject Sweden and Finland’s membership to NATO, Turkish President Tayyip … Read more

Tesla removed from S&P 500 ESG Index, prompting Musk fury

May 18 (Reuters) – S&P Dow Jones Indices has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from its widely-followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP), citing issues, including racial discrimination claims and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, a move that prompted harsh tweets from Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday. The back-and-forth underscores the widening debate … Read more

Wall Street ends sharply higher, fueled by Apple

Walmart slides after cutting earnings forecast April retail sales rise in line with estimates S&P 500 +2.02%, Nasdaq +2.76%, Dow +1.34% May 17 (Reuters) – Wall Street finished sharply higher on Tuesday, lifted by Apple, Tesla and other megacap growth stocks after strong retail sales in April eased worries about slowing economic growth. Ten of … Read more