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Mining, demand for heating power U.S. industrial production

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. industrial production increased more than expected in December as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month boosted demand for heating, but manufacturing output barely rose, pointing to moderate growth in the industrial sector.

Source: Reuters: Business News | 18 Jan 2018 | 8:41 am(NZT)

FTC probing Broadcom for antitrust practices: source

(Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Source: Reuters: Business News | 18 Jan 2018 | 8:31 am(NZT)

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

The payment is expected to be the largest of its type following US tax code changes.

Source: BBC News - Business | 18 Jan 2018 | 8:31 am(NZT)

'Just Hit Budget!' bankers at RBS restructuring unit told during crisis: memo

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland staff helping small firms to restructure debt during the financial crisis were given a list of ways to squeeze more money from struggling clients and told to "Just Hit Budget!", a memo released on Wednesday showed.

Source: Reuters: Business News | 18 Jan 2018 | 8:02 am(NZT)

Apple to pay $38 billion in U.S. taxes on foreign cash, open new campus

(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said it will make about $38 billion in tax payments on its overseas cash and plans to open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan.

Source: Reuters: Business News | 18 Jan 2018 | 7:52 am(NZT)



Exclusive: Activist investor Sachem Head pushes Whitbread to consider break-up - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Sachem Head has asked Whitbread to consider a break up of its Costa Coffee chain from its hotels and restaurant businesses, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Source: Reuters: Business News | 18 Jan 2018 | 7:50 am(NZT)

Ghosn lays groundwork for withdrawal as Renault CEO

PARIS (Reuters) - Renault-Nissan is to pursue plans to create separate strategy and operations leadership roles, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday in a sign he may pull back as boss of the French carmaker.

Source: Reuters: Business News | 18 Jan 2018 | 7:48 am(NZT)

Dealmaking Ferrero tycoon breaks decades of family tradition

MILAN (Reuters) - For almost 70 years, family-owned chocolate group Ferrero shunned acquisitions, relying completely on its ability to grow on its own and dream up new products. Those days are gone.

Source: Reuters: Business News | 18 Jan 2018 | 7:46 am(NZT)

Goldman posts first quarterly loss in six years

The investment bank has experienced problems in its fixed income, currencies and commodities trading business.

Source: BBC News - Business | 18 Jan 2018 | 7:06 am(NZT)

Work paused on Carillion construction sites

Bonus payments to the construction giant's directors and former executives have been stopped.

Source: BBC News - Business | 18 Jan 2018 | 6:37 am(NZT)



Gender pay gap 'widens as women get older'

The ONS finds the gender pay gap increased from 40 onwards, peaking between 50 and 59.

Source: BBC News - Business | 18 Jan 2018 | 6:01 am(NZT)

DealBook Briefing: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Could Get Their Wings Clipped

The tech giants aren’t Standard Oil. But critics are starting to ask if antitrust laws could apply to them anyway.

Source: NYT > Business Day | 18 Jan 2018 | 5:19 am(NZT)

He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.

An Energy Department photographer says he was fired for exposing the coal industry’s influence with the Energy secretary.

Source: NYT > Business Day | 18 Jan 2018 | 5:07 am(NZT)

Technology Companies Lead US Stocks Higher in Early Trading

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier. Technology and health care companies accounted for much of the gains. Financials stocks declined the most after some big banks reported hefty quarterly losses.

Source: NYT > Business Day | 18 Jan 2018 | 4:45 am(NZT)

Carillion Collapse Could Lead to Thousands of Job Losses in U.K.

The company’s demise leaves a vast web of subcontractors unsure what to expect. The government says Carillion’s public-sector work will continue.

Source: NYT > Business Day | 18 Jan 2018 | 4:33 am(NZT)

Unbuttoned: Airbrushing Meets the #MeToo Movement. Guess Who Wins.

CVS, the pharmaceutical giant, bans airbrushing of models.

Source: NYT > Business Day | 18 Jan 2018 | 4:30 am(NZT)

Goldman Sachs Once Looked Invincible. Now It’s Losing Money.

The bank reported its first quarterly loss since 2011, because of a one-time hit from the tax law and plunging revenue from trading bonds and other products.

Source: NYT > Business Day | 18 Jan 2018 | 4:29 am(NZT)

Wagamama and Pret seek to reduce plastic straw usage

Wagamama and Pret will only provide plastic straws on request.

Source: BBC News - Business | 18 Jan 2018 | 4:27 am(NZT)



Democrats Add Momentum to G.O.P. Push to Loosen Banking Rules

The Senate is poised to approve significant changes to the post-crisis financial law. Some moderate Democrats are supporting the effort, even as their progressive colleagues warn that it’s too risky.

Source: NYT > Business Day | 18 Jan 2018 | 4:26 am(NZT)

New nuclear plant at Sizewell '20% cheaper than Hinkley'

EDF Energy plans to build Sizewell C, located to the north of the existing Sizewell B plant on the Suffolk coast.

Source: BBC News - Business | 18 Jan 2018 | 3:54 am(NZT)

Tesco delays Clubcard rewards cut after backlash

The supermarket announces a grace period until June for its biggest rewards after a customer backlash.

Source: BBC News - Business | 18 Jan 2018 | 3:47 am(NZT)







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