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Garments for lease: ‘rental’ apparel brings new wrinkles for retail stores

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MADRID/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lisa Batitto, 54, says she has virtually stopped buying clothes ever since she started renting them. FILE PHOTO: Lisa Batitto, demonstrates how she browses a clothing rental site at her home in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S., August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The New Jersey-based museum publicist spends $277 a month on Read More

France’s Macron bets on private-sector funding to fuel startup push

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PARIS (Reuters) – France aims to raise 5 billion euros ($5.53 billion) in funds from private-sector investors to give French startup companies a leg up and help the most promising ones grow further, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting in Bonneuil-sur-Marne, France, September 10, 2019. Ludovic Read More

Connector Subsea Solutions acquires Hydratight’s MORGRIP business

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9/16/2019 BERGEN, NORWAY – Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Hydratight’s MORGRIP Connector business in Walsall, UK. Over the last six years, CSS and Hydratight have collaborated to deliver challenging subsea pipeline repair projects. The MORGRIP Connector business will become an integral part of CSS’ extensive repair and modification Read More

SoftBank leads new financing round in Brazil’s housing broker QuintoAndar

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is seen at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian online housing broker QuintoAndar has raised $250 million in a new funding round led by Japan’s SoftBank Group International, the company said on Tuesday. The broker has been Read More

Curacao refinery negotiating with Klesch to replace PDVSA as operator

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Caracas, Venezuela — Refinery (RdK) Curacao has chosen Klesch Petroleum as the possible new operator of its stalled Isla Refinery, replacing Venezuela’s PDVSA. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “RdK took an important step to keep the refinery, the Bullenbay terminal and the industrial services plant running,” Read More

Bahamas in crisis after Hurricane Dorian flattens homes; food scarce

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (Reuters) – Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and queued for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record devastated parts of the islands, triggering a humanitarian crisis. The most damaging storm to strike Read More

Bahamas searches for survivors after battering by Hurricane Dorian

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (Reuters) – Rescuers searched for survivors in the Bahamas on Wednesday after Hurricane Dorian, the most damaging storm to strike the island nation, left in its wake miles of flooded landscape dotted with pulverized homes, and dozens of people with missing loved ones. The scope of the damage and humanitarian crisis was Read More

DoorDash spreads beyond North America with Australia launch

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Meal delivery service DoorDash Inc said it will begin taking orders in the Australian city of Melbourne on Wednesday, its first foray outside North America, adding to the competition in the country’s home-delivery service market. The biggest U.S. food delivery company will take on Uber Technologies Inc’s Uber Eats, Just Eats Plc’s Read More

Bahamas officials search for storm survivors as Dorian heads for Florida, Georgia

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MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (Reuters) – Rescuers searched for survivors in the Bahamas on Wednesday after Hurricane Dorian, the most damaging storm to strike the island nation, left in its wake a flooded landscape dotted with pulverized homes and beached boats. The scope of the damage and humanitarian crisis was still unfolding as aerial video of Read More