Google’s second try at computer glasses translate conversations in real time

Google's second try at computer glasses translate conversations in real time

May 11 (Reuters) – The science fiction is harder to see in Google’s second try at glasses with a built-in computer. A decade after the debut of Google Glass, a nubby, sci-fi-looking pair of specs that filmed what wearers saw but raised concerns about privacy and received low marks for design, the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more

More than half of Americans have had COVID infections, US study shows

More than half of Americans have had COVID infections, US study shows

April 26 (Reuters) – Following the record surge in COVID-19 cases during the Omicron-driven wave, some 58% of the US population overall and more than 75% of younger children have been infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic , according to a US nationwide blood survey released on Tuesday. The study issued … Read more

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) – Workers at an Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) warehouse in New York City voted to form the first union at the second-largest US private employer, a victory that adds to recent grassroots successes by labor activists pushing into new industries. Employees at the online retailer’s fulfillment center in the borough of … Read more

Wall St slips as jobs data backs hawkish Fed

Wall St slips as jobs data backs hawkish Fed

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US yield curve reinverts after strong jobs data Unemployment drops to 3.6% vs estimate of 3.7% Nonfarm payrolls rose by 431,000 jobs last month … Read more

Russia’s Gazprom exits German business amid crisis in energy ties

Russia's Gazprom exits German business amid crisis in energy ties

Model of petrol pump is seen in front of Gazprom logo in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Friday it was quitting its business in Germany at a moment of crisis in the vital … Read more

GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype

GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype

A GameStop store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 31 (Reuters) – Video game retailer GameStop Corp (GME.N) said on Thursday it would seek shareholder approval for a stock split, aiming to … Read more

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count; losing in Alabama

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count;  losing in Alabama

March 31 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workers at a warehouse in New York City’s Staten Island have so far voted 57% in favor of unionizing with a final tally due on Friday, a potential landmark victory for organized labor at the second-largest US private employer. But that win contrasted with 53% of Amazon workers … Read more

Wall Street falls as S&P suffers biggest quarterly drop in two years

Wall Street falls as S&P suffers biggest quarterly drop in two years

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Consumer spending rose less than expected in February Energy sector heads toward its best quarter ever Walgreens falls after earnings NEW YORK, March 31 … Read more

European stocks set for biggest quarterly drop since 2020

European stocks set for biggest quarterly drop since 2020

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – European stocks edged lower on Thursday and were set for their biggest quarterly drop since the start of 2020, while oil prices fell and eastern Ukraine braced for fresh attacks. The MSCI World Equity index was down 0.3% on the day (.MIWD00000PUS), while Europe’s STOXX 600 eased 0.2% to sit … Read more