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

G7 backs more aid, weapons to Ukraine in show of unity against Russia

Ukraine, Moldova attend G7 foreign ministers annual meeting EU’s Borrell announces further 500 mln euros in military support Concerns war could spread to Moldova WEISSENHAUS, Germany, May 13 (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations backed giving more aid and weapons to Ukraine as they met on Friday in what Germany … Read more

Japan to take time phasing out Russian oil imports, says PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech at the Guildhall in London, Britain May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) – Japan will take time to phase out Russian oil imports after agreeing on a ban with other Group of Seven (G7) nations … Read more

Google faces internal battle over research on AI to speed chip design

The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register OAKLAND, Calif., May 2 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it had recently fired a senior engineering manager after colleagues, whose landmark research on … Read more

Finnish group ditches Russian-built nuclear plant plan

HELSINKI, May 2 (Reuters) – Finnish-led consortium Fennovoima said on Monday it had scrapped a contract for Russia’s state-owned Rosatom to build a nuclear power plant in Finland, citing delays and increased risks due to the war in Ukraine. The announcement ended months of uncertainty and years of political wrangling over the planned Hanhikivi 1 … Read more

Google makes $100,000 worth of tech training free to every U.S. business

The logo for Google LLC is seen at their office in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register OAKLAND, Calif., May 2 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google will provide any US business over $100,000 worth of online courses in data … Read more

Apple hit with EU antitrust charge over mobile payments technology

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, July 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register BRUSSELS, May 2 (Reuters) – Apple faces a possible hefty fine and may have to open its mobile … Read more

Scholz says top priority is avoiding NATO confrontation with Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes a statement after talks with European leaders and US President Joe Biden, in Berlin, Germany, April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Scholz warns Germany may be considered party to war if it sends tanks Scholz could soon be forced to decide on … Read more

Stellantis suspends vehicle production in Russia

Kaluga van plant in Russia employs 2,700 people Company will continue to pay salaries Plant’s co-owner Mitsubishi had already halted ops MILAN, April 19 (Reuters) – Carmaker Stellantis (STLA.MI) on Tuesday said it suspending production at its Russian plant was due to logistical difficulties and sanctions imposed on Moscow. The world’s fourth-largest automaker, which produced … Read more

Putin tells Europe: You still need Russian gas but we’re turning east

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the construction site of the Amur launch complex for Angara rockets at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Region, Russia April 12, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Putin: Europe can’t replace all Russian gas now Putin: Russia must build new oil, … Read more