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European power firms aim to harness electric car batteries

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FRANKFURT/LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Ever wanted to run your electric car for free? If you’re open to a bit of give and take, then stay plugged in and your wishes might come true. At least that’s what some European power companies and Japanese carmakers believe. FILE PHOTO: A charging port is shown on the front of Read More

Apple ordered to pull part of press release in Qualcomm case

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Apple’s logo is seen outside flagship store downtown Milan, Italy, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (Reuters) – Apple Inc has been ordered by a German court to stop using part of a press release claiming all iPhones would be available in the country through carriers and resellers, a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters Read More

Tiffany holiday sales fall as dollar crimps Chinese tourists' spending

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(Reuters) – Tiffany & Co (TIF.N) tempered its yearly profit forecast on Friday after the luxury jeweler’s holiday sales fell unexpectedly as Chinese tourists spent less globally due to a stronger dollar and demand softened in Europe and at home. FILE PHOTO: Festive lights decorate the Tiffany & Co store on New Bond Street in Read More

Tiffany holiday sales fall as Chinese tourists spend less

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(Reuters) – Tiffany & Co (TIF.N) tempered its yearly profit forecast on Friday after its holiday sales fell unexpectedly as Chinese tourists spent less globally and the U.S. luxury jeweler faced softer demand in Europe and at home. FILE PHOTO: The sign of a Tiffany & Co. store is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., November Read More

Consumer giants spurn risks to chase online subscribers

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LONDON (Reuters) – Major consumer companies including Unilever (ULVR.L), Procter & Gamble (PG.N) and Nestle (NESN.S) are chasing consumers who want food and household goods delivered automatically, even though this kind of business has not always worked. One of the possible personalised skincare regimens created by the Skinsei diagnostic, is seen in this undated handout Read More

Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters. FILE PHOTO: A federal worker left unpaid or furloughed collects a free bag Read More

Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid

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(Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to buy the once iconic U.S. retailer after presenting an improved offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said on Thursday, but creditors quickly moved to oppose the deal. FILE PHOTO: A store closing sale sign is posted next to a Sears logo in New Read More

Walmart partners with four more grocery delivery companies

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FILE PHOTO: An employee pushes shopping carts outside a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said on Thursday it has partnered with another four companies as part of its goal of offering grocery home delivery in more than 100 U.S. cities. Walmart’s new Read More

Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references

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TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – One of China’s top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei. FILE PHOTO: An electronic screen displays the Apple Inc. logo on the Read More